Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2006 Larmandier-Bernier "Terre de Vertus"

100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 0 g/l
Glass; Spiegelau Adina, Red wine

On all levels, this is tasty Champagne. Highly youthful, chalky BdB expressions are infecting the wine from all possible angels. Whatever, small dozes of apple scents, flowers, and vanilla - which might escape from the glass, they have all been through the mineral/chalky/crossed wet stones machinery and it's simply brilliant. To a certain degree the wine is painful - hurting the palate, but its precision weapons is not to be ignored, as it ads to the linearity, scope of complexity and tallness of the Champagne. Even if its way too young, and theoretically you should cellar 3-4 years more, I would still recommend you to try a bottle now, just to get the rough/fresh mineral sensation.

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