Saturday 11 August 2012
A Bottle of Bubbly
Some days I really yearn to grab a bottle of champagne, slowly ease out the cork, pour myself a glass and delight in that first sip. And that first sip always gets 100p. :-)
And this was one of those days. And today the bottle was
2005 Brut Chardonnay, Nicolas Feuillatte
The nose is a tad shy at first, but there are some nice notes of minerals, yellow apples, gravel and a touch of mint. With air it becomes sweeter and notes of lemon fudge and oatmeal cookise emerge. Very nice but it lacks a bit of stuffing to be great.
The taste is young, fresh and lively with notes of lemon peel, yellow apples, dried up bread, gravel and a petty note of metal. A medium long and very dry finish. Very young. Could surely develop into something even nicer, but I don´t think it will become great with age.
I noted that the label said Brut Chardonnay, not Blanc de Blancs. Destined for markets that don´t understand what Blanc de Blancs stands for?
87p (tasted 2012/08)