Type: Champagne Volume: 750ml
Winery: Varnier Fanniere
Country: France Region: Champagne
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=94) The 2010 Brut Grand Vintage opens in the glass with a complex and compelling bouquet of ripe lemons, gingerbread, green apple, oyster shell and sourdough. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with a broad, vinous attack, excellent amplitude, a fine mousse and a long, expansive finish. Characterful and complete, I tasted this lovely Champagne after a series of characterless cooperative bottlings¡Xthe contrast couldn't have been more stark. This bottle was disgorged in 2016.
(AG=92) The 2010 Grand Vintage is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. Honey, chamomile, orchard fruit, dried flowers and lemon confit are finely knit in this soft, caressing Champagne. My preference would be to drink the 2010 sooner rather later, as it is already showing the first signs of maturity. This is an excellent choice for readers who enjoy Champagnes with a bit of bottle age nuance. Disgorged: April 2017.