Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (375ml)
From the heartland of Chardonnay in Champagne comes this rich, creamy, apple-flavored wine. It has lively acidity, balanced with some sweetness from the dosage. It has weight and a crisp aftertaste. (RV)
Lightly floral, this creamy crowd-pleasing Champagne shows good balance, with a lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, passion fruit and smoked almond. Drink now through 2018.
Super-clean fresh nose, smells like a health scrub. Vigorous mousse. Crisp edges and a creamy middle, streaked with verbena. More green than lemon, and just slightly sour. Quite weighty and substantial yet with a cutting edge, like prow of a ship. (Good Value) (TC)
Half bottles of Champagne are a terrific thing to have on hand, but nothing suffers worse from poor storage. These bottles come straight from Bonville in Avize to our air-conditioned warehouse on a refrigerated container—it does not get any fresher! The direct pricing doesn't hurt, either! All of the fruit comes from Bonville's own vineyards in the marvelous Grand Cru of Avize. It is all Chardonnay blended from three sensational years: 2007, 2006 & 2005. This Champagne has exotic, ripe fruit aromatics and as the glass warms up there are also traces of clean clay and earth, just like in a great Chablis. On the palate this Champagne has great fruit and a wonderful, full texture. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)