To the Eye
A deep golden hue with warm highlights of Indian summer, the result of twelve years of aging in thousand year old chalk cellars. An exceptionally delicate, yet long-lasting and present effervescence.
To the Nose
The selection of 58% Pinot Noir complemented with 42% Chardonnay reveals concentrated, dense aromas of humus and ferns of the forest mingled with the floral notes of musk rose. The grands and premiers crus of Pinot Noir emanate the sharp spicy notes of white pepper, licorice, and Espelette peppers.
On the Palate
This triumphant wine, generous, and powerful, is the very expression of the year 2000. Plush with red currants, blackberries and blueberries it carries, it reveals a texture and richness of flavors of candied chestnuts. With an incredibly long finish, the structure offered by the Pinot Noir is nothing less than majestic. The Chardonnay crus contribute a focused complex personality.
"A rich note of smoke heralds this toasty version, with truffle and roasted hazelnut aromatics accenting layered flavors of creamed apple, crystallized honey, lemon curd and crème de cassis. Vibrant, with a lovely, lacy texture and racy acidity that persists on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028. 500 cases imported."
"A zaftig 2000, this feels voluminous and heady with toasty scents and mature complexity. The golden color and creamy integration of the bubbles suggest enjoying it now, with foie gras. "
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