1995 Fleury Brut Champagne (Previously $80)

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While the renowned 1996 vintage Brut from Fleury has taken much of the acclaim, the 1995 is not to be overlooked. Even at this point, the 1996 is still tight while the 1995 expands upon the palate with bright, tart cherry fruit with hints of mandarian oranges when it is first opened. In the background, stone fruits, apple butter and nutmeg spice. As an added bonus, Fleury Champagne is biodynamic and has a long history of "green" farming methods. The entire estate was converted to biodynamics by 1992. "We leave the earth to our children," has been the saying used at Fleury since 1970. Another beautiful expression of the 1995 vintage from our dear friend Bruno. (Scott Beckerly, K&L Wine Merchants)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2009 | Send Email
Bruno Lemoine of Fleury packed this in, along with his Doux and regular Brut of the same vintage, for our two-city Champagne tasting event. Tasting three vintage Champagnes, identical except for the dosage, is a rare treat for me and a first for many that came to our tastings. Fantastically full-bodied, bone dry at only 3.5 grams of sugar per liter and with contrasting flavors of mushroom and chalk, I thought this wine had it all.

By: KLF | Review Date: 5/18/2009
Whoa Nelly. This was a walk on the wild side for a guy who usually drinks the nutty, toasty names like Heidsick. Fleury shoots out of the gate with tart cherry, lemony acid that stays on the tounge through its long finish. And magically, a little sweet butterscotch comes from out of nowhere at the midpalate. Certainly, this is a unique flavor set for highly targeted dish...miyagi oysters on the half shell with a flake of salt (no acids, cocktail sauce) is my best guess at this point. This would be a great wine for a small group of friends who appreciate boutique champagnes and a cook who is up for a pairing challenge.
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