Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Bottle Of Bubbly - 2004 Cuvée Prestige Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs,Michel Gonet

What to open on a Sunday evening, when I am all alone and the only thing in the fridge is a chunk of Foie gras de Canard...?

2004 Cuvée Prestige Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs, Michel Gonet
This is, still!, drinking beautifully. When I tasted it first, 2,5 years ago, I bought some (ok, 10 bottles!). This is my seventh bottle, and it delivers the goods. The nose is deep and wonderful with notes of a cold Tarte Tatin, rosted corn, butter cookies, and apple cider. Just lovely. Has matured a bit but this will hold for 10+ years.
The taste is round, semi mature and finely tuned with notes of lemon cream, almond paste, dried flowers and warm rocks. A lovely length and a persistent finish. Drinking well today and will keep. Great then, great in between and great now.
92p   (tasted 2016/03)

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