KLT-410

Champagne Millesime Brut, Lallement

cépage 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

info/source Old vines in Verzeney Grand Cru

malo Yes

élevage Stainless Steel

sur latte 72 months

Producer:
Vintage:
2010
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
7-4773634949-1

Tasting Notes

This smells like a perfume you’d apply to a Bengal tiger. It’s the best 2010 I’ve tasted anywhere. The ‘10s at the sharpest tip of the iceberg can recall 2004, but there are fewer of them and they’re rather less lavish than the best ‘04s. This has a fetching yet also “important” aroma, fluidly spicy and utter Verzenay; the palate is both linear and aerial yet with a clotted-cream concentration, leading into a superbly animal-smoky finish. Pheasant stock, parsnips, beeswax, Ceylon tea, Timut pepper, black salt on a beef-tallow sautee of morels… OK, babbling, yes. But … this is some wine. Disg. 7/2016, and 80-20 PN-CH.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
90
Date:
2018-10-29