Jean Laurent Blanc de Noir NV (France)
Winery Notes: Great concentration and purity of fruit, with spicy cherry, apricot and nectarine aromas on the nose. Fine bubble texture and racy acidity on the palate.
Enjoy as an aperitif, or with smoked salmon or cold meats.
Wine Spectator, 91 Points: “Rich and creamy, with hints of toasted brioche and pastry cream underscoring the flavors of pureed plum and creamed apple fruit, marzipan and lemon parfait. Bright, citrusy acidity keeps this fresh and focused through the spiced finish. Disgorged September 2013."
Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points: “This rich Champagne is made from pure Pinot Noir from the Aube, a region well suited to the grape. Its ripe, structured character is balanced by fresher white fruits and final, lightly toasty acidity. Drink now."