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Doyard Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Cuvee de Vendemiaire NV Brut

SKU: P61438 ISBN: 135486252077

It is dry and has a savory touch that can carry as an aperitif or at the table. Best after 2022_read more

$59.99
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Country: France

Region: Champagne

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Appellation: Cote de Blancs - Champagne

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An incisive, vinous Champagne that shows gorgeous notes of citrus peel, almond, oyster shells, and blood orange. Texturally elegant, this wine is downright electric with its chiseled and deeply concentrated mid-palate. The finish displays a magical tension between the wine’s intensity and its saline-infused core.

93 Points Wine Spectator: Rich and well-spiced, this creamy Champagne is defined by firm acidity and a chalky undertow. Shows a range of flavors, with notes of baked melon, toasted hazelnut, golden apple and lemon preserves accented by a skein of warm baking spices and graphite that winds through and lingers on the finish. Drink now

93 Points Wine & Spirits: If you like uncompromising Champagne, this wine is a steal. Guillaume Doyard focuses this cuvée on 45-year-old chardonnay vines he farms in Vertus, along with estate parcels in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant. He ages a portion of the base wine in neutral barrels and, once bottled, en tirage for four years. (The current release is half 2014, the balance from the two prior vintages.) The first pour offers rich, gingery spice, its earthy fruit hinting at apricot and green olive, the long lees aging building textural depths. Come back to it a day later and the wine has opened to a racy purity, lasting with an umami savor and the pale richness of fresh hazelnuts.

92 Points Robert Parker: Based on the 2017 vintage, complemented by reserve wines from 2016 and 2015, Doyard's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Vendémiaire (2017 base) delivers inviting aromas of citrus oil, crisp stone fruit, almond paste and freshly baked bread, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate with tangy acids and a charming, giving profile, concluding with a bright, saline finish. No matter the base vintage, this bottling attains incredible consistency in terms of quality.

91 Points Jeb Dunnuck: The first of the wines from Doyard, the NV Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Vendemiaire Brut is assertive with aromas of tangerine, tarragon, sour apple, and fresh bread dough. The palate is clean and has decent concentration for an entry wine, with lime zest, pear, and a chalky texture. It is dry and has a savory touch that can carry as an aperitif or at the table. Best after 2022.