Champagne Cuvee de Reserve Brut, Milan
cépage 100% Chardonnay
assemblage 50% 2012, 50% 2013
info/source Oger Grand Cru from 35 year-old vines on average
élevage Used oak barrel
sur latte 36 months
Tasting NotesThis is done in old barriques they buy from Meursault; a blend of ‘03-‘02; as you know I need an oaky wine to overcome my innate resistance, as this one does. The woodsiness here almost registers as a Meunier-pumpernickel, and there’s a strangely intriguing alliance of ‘03’s wet-hay ripeness with 2002’s birchy silvery green mineral profile; it’s not as tight and seamless as last year’s, and the front palate is as luxurious as foie gras, but the oak retreats from sip to sip, and this will make superb drinking with 3-5 years laying-down. It, not you.
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Press & Reviews
interesting hint of quinine water to the otherwise yeasty and notably citrus-infused nose. The delicious, round and noticeably
refined flavors carry the same yeasty character as telegraphed by the nose, all wrapped in a solidly complex and persistent
finish. This is really quite good and while some may find the quinine component a bit far afield, overall I was impressed.