#74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Aromas of grapefruit, Key lime and hazelnut. Flavors of mandarin orange, ripe red apple, autolyzed yeast with a long finish.
Classic Vintage Brut is a food lover that shines in the presence of all things spicy, salty or fried. Its classic partner would be a perfectly roasted chicken infused with flavors of fresh thyme and Meyer lemon. Eggs Benedict, lobster mac and cheese or French fries with truffle salt pair beautifully, while spicy tuna tartare makes for a sublime hors d'oeuvre.
I've always loved champagne and over the past 40 yrs., I drank quite a bit of champagne. I'm just learning what to look for so I'm not an expert. But, this is very nice. It's light tasting with great perlage. I'm disappointed thast this vintage in now unavailable.
A great value. Very complex for a wine at this price (or any wine!) I look forward to paying them a visit during an upcoming trip to the area in early 2013.
Was really looking forward to trying this one, but it came off harsh. The acidity was all there, but the balance was not. A one sided affair in this case with none of the yeasty or toasty flavors that others seemed to get.