Sunday 7 March 2021

Vingruppens Tasting Of New Releases - Part One - Champagne

Vingruppen invited to a tasting of upcoming releases on the monopoly. 

2010 Clos Nostre Seynor, Mestres Cava
A very nice, somewhat mature nose with notes of tangerines, gravel and assorted flowers. 
The taste is dry and fine with notes of grilled lemons, tangerines and gravel. Very, very good.
Will be relesead March 9.
90p  (tasted 2021/03)

NV Les Précimes Brut, Egly-Ouriet
A cool, fresh nose with notes of smoke, lemon peel, lavender and chrushed flint. High and fine.
The taste is finely tuned and balanced with notes of lemon cream, steel and white flowers. A fine intensity. Very fine.
Will be released April 20.
92p  (tasted 2021/03)

NV Grand Cru VP Extra Brut, Egly-Ouiret
A restrained, classy nose with notes of lemon peel, dried flowers, biscuits and chrushed rocks. Old viney. Stunning.
The taste is tight and structured with notes of summer flowers, tangerines, biscuits and sweet minerals. A very fine acidity. Long and lingering. Great wine.
Will be relesead March 11.
94p  (tasted 2021/03)

2011 Grand Cru Millesime, Egly-Ouiret
A light, elegant, somewhat mature nose with notes of oranges, birch leaves, wet stones and gravel. Very fine.
The taste is pure and refined with notes of grapefruit, chrushed rocks, lavender and grass. Very long and very delicate.
Will be relesead March 11.
93p  (tasted 2021/03)

NV Grand Cru Blanc de Noir Vieilles Vignes, Egly-Ouiret
Ooooh boy, this is a stunner. The nose oozes up from the glass with gorgeous notes of dried raspberries, smoke, dark flowers, a hint of nougat and a lovely perfumed note. Very, very deep. Just awesome.
The taste is everything the nose promise to be, light as a feather and stings like a bee. Beautiful notes of ripe red curranrs, chocolate biscuits, sun warm rocks and dark flowers. The finish goes on for minutes. A truly great wine. A heady tariff but worth its prize.
Will be relesead March 11.
97p  (tasted 2021/03)

2012 Fleur de Passion, Diebolt- Vallois
Usually a favorite of mine but this bottle didn´t really, really impressed me. Make no mistake, its a really fine wine, but not really up there. The nose is open, forward and direct with notes of peach, yellow flowers and gravel. Very, very good but not that complex.
The taste is better though, with a firm grip and notes of of ripe lemons, peach and chalk. A very good acidity. Again, very, very good but I´m usually floored but Fleur de Passion, but not this time. 
Will be released March 9.
90p  (tasted 2021/03)

2013 Cristal, Louis Roederer
Finishing the Champagne line up with Cristal is not a bad thing... The 2013 offers up a young, handsome, pure and balanced nose with notes of dried up lemon jam, elderberries, yellow apples and a whole summer meadow with ripe flowers. Just great.
The taste is tight and refined with notes of lemon peel, steel, yellow apples, smoke and a fine saline touch. Very, very long. Needs time. A stunning (as always...) Cristal, almost as good as the 2012.
Will be released March 16.
96p  (tasted 2021/03)

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