With some scallops, grilled asparagus and a parmigiano reggiano sauce I had a glass of
NV Brut Expérience Blanc de Blancs, André Jacquart
A fresh, cool, nice nose with notes of green apples, chalk, fresh herbs and a touch of cap gun smoke. A nice sweetness to the fruit. Elegant and fine. More buttery notes emerge with air.
The taste is finely tuned with lots of chalk and notes of green apple sorbet, melon, lemon cream and some matchbox aromas. The finish is medium long and it ends dry and very delicious. Really fine.
91p (tasted 2013/04)
2008 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes, Jean Noël Gagnard
A deep, beautiful, salty nose with notes of cold butter, white peach, lemon cream, a touch of bonfire in the distance and some dill notes. A deep stony aroma comes forward with air. Complex and utterly magnificient. A touch of maturity, although this has long to go.
The taste is tight, pure and concentrated with notes of butter fried nuts, warm herbs, ripe peaches, lemon cream, licorice and sweet summer flowers. A very fine acidity. The finish is very long, pure and aristocratic. This is for drinking now and the coming 8+ years. Gorgeous stuff!
93p (tasted 2013/04)