Monday 23 December 2019
A Bottle Of Bubbly - Les Aventures Grand Cru Blanc De Blancs, AR Lenoble
Les Aventures Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, AR Lenoble
Christmas Eve tomorrov. All (well almost...) food is prepared and now its time to let the cork pop out of this beauty for something invigorating while making s simple but yummy pasta and mushroom dinner.
I tasted this five years ago, and today I thought it was time to open a bottle. The nose is fresh, chalky and steely with notes of tangerines, matchbox, clay, dry vanilla fudge and oyster shells. Deep and complex. A hint of maturity but this has places to go.
The taste is racy and refined with notes of orange peel, chalk, matchbox and yellow apples. A long finish with a fine acidity. Drinking fine today but really needs another 4+ years in the cellar. Now to open another bottle to go with the pasta...
Fine tunes from 2002 and 2006.
93p (tasted 2019/12)