Watch as Andreas Larsson, highly regarded as the world’s top sommelier, analyzes and thoroughly appreciates the latest handy work from our top Champagne producer Guy Charlemagne. Make sure to check out the attached YouTube video for his live personal tasting notes.
Tasting Notes: Light golden nuance, quite fine bubbles, yet with a lively mousse. Pure nose. Quite mineral. With some depth and evolution. To me, this is clearly Chardonnay and ripe Chardonnay as it is displaying some rather yellow fruit, ripe citrus, hazelnuts, almond, some spicy notes of saffron. And of course, some of that, coming from the aging on the lees, fresh butter, brioche. Nice palate there, distinct quite dry, not a lot of dosage. Well-integrated mousse adding a nice creamy texture. Yet I think this is underlined by a nice and bright acidity. Giving a lift to that buttery, yellow fruit. Good grip there, it is really salivating on the palate. Without grippy, but not phenolic I would say. There is a nice balance there and I like this on the finish. That fruit is expanding a bit more almost slightly tropical, yet well restrained by that minerality and acidity. Fine creaminess and really nice drinkability so high-quality Chardonnay in my mind.