Besserat de Bellefon Cuveee des Moines Brut Champagne (Green Label)
Wine Spectator: "Smoke, pastry cream and toast notes enrich the crème de cassis and golden currant flavors in this creamy Champagne, framed by sleek, citrusy acidity. Lingering finish. Disgorged September 2016. Drink now through 2021." Nov 2017
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Disgorged in May 2017, the intensely yellow colored NV Cuvée des Moines Brut (green label) offers a rich and aromatic but fine and elegant nose with subtle mineral or chalky notes as well as citrus and tropical fruit (pineapples). Round, intense and slightly nutty, this is a full-bodied, charming, intense and elegant cuvée assembling Pinot Meunier with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This wine combines richness and hedonism with purity and precision. It has a long, sharp, well-defined finish. Excellent in quality and style. Drink date: 2018 - 2034." Oct 2018
Winery: To the eye: Brilliant straw color with copper highlights. On the nose: The aromatic palette reveals fragrances such as honeysuckle, acacia, dried flower notes, white peach, and Mirabelle plum. As the wine opens up, hazelnut and praline notes appear. Definite fresh fruit notes of apricot, pineapple, and bush peach. On the palate: A long and assertive finish, boding well for this elegant and distinguished wine.
To be enjoyed at all times. It will be at its very best with rousted poultry, white meats, served with sauce or wild fowl; it is also a sensational match for desserts."
|Varietal||45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir|