Type: Champagne Volume: 1500ml
Winery: Andre Clouet
Country: France Region: Champagne
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=92+) Clouet's NV Silver Brut Nature Grand Cru is a pure Bouzy Pinot Noir that was disgorged without any dosage. This disgorgement displays a medium intense golden color and a complex and refined bouquet of ripe and pureed apples and discreet chalky as well as brioche aromas. The palate is elegant, straight and fresh, very pure and salty on the finish. This is a challenging Brut Nature that needs to be aged for two or three years to gain complexity and finesse and to smooth its current edges. The finish is mineral, limestone, and salty but also a bit dry at this moment.
(AG=91) (100% Grand Cru Bouzy pinot noir fermented in neutral oak; L07): Light yellow-gold. A highly aromatic nose displays lemon zest, fig, pear, and ginger, with a bright mineral overtone. Tangy and precise, offering a complex blend of lime, white flowers, quinine, and dusty minerals. Juicy, tightly focused Champagne, with nervy acidity adding cut to a long, sappy finish. This wine reminded me a lot of an old-school Chablis.