PRICE TYPE: In Bond
Case of 6 £565.00
Formerly called the Prestige Blanc de Blancs, this wine was renamed after the winemaker brother of Elisabeth Salmon for the bicentenary. Both Elisabeth and her husband Nicolas François already have founder's cuvées named in their honour. From 100% grand cru fruit (5% vinified in old oak), this spends 11 years on its lees with partial malolactic fermentation, and has a 6g/l dosage. Mathieu Roland-Billecart describes it as 'Meursault with bubbles', and suggests decanting it into a carafe and enjoying it throughout a meal. It's very rich and full, yet with bright, balancing acidity and chalky minerality. It has gorgeous notes of apricot tart, popcorn, vanilla sugar and nougat, and is long, tight and rich. Drinking beautifully now, but still has many years ahead of it. Drink Now-2027.
96 Points, Decanter
Selected parcels in Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger chosen for power. This has a...
95 Points, James Suckling
Light yellow-gold. Ripe peach and poached pear on the deeply perfumed nose, with complicating notes of iodine, truffle and musky flowers. Smells a lot like a Chassagne. Round, chewy and expansive, offering intense orchard fruit flavors and bracing notes of lemon pith and smoky minerals. Plays richness off vivacity and finishes with outstanding clarity and mineral-driven persistence. Presented in a...more
Bottle 75cl £67.00
Purity, bright vibrancy and focused definition belie this Champagne’s age. This is beautifully crafted, seamless blend of apple and fig, undercut by lemon and pink grapefruit. It has a brilliant brushstroke of chalky minerals which linger on the finish. For something so delicate and nuanced, this has a remarkable character which has benefitted from its magnum bottling. Presented in a...more
Magnum 150cl £138.66