2006 Michel Arnould "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne

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This wine is a blend of very old vine (50+ years) Verzenay Pinot Noir and Oger Chardonnay in equal proportions. The Chardonnay comes from Delphine Cazals, Olivier Bonville's wife, who trades Patrick for red wine so she can make rose. This is wine exclusively for the patient, as the two terroirs that have come together in this bottle need a lot of time to marry. But when they have had the time, it is a spectacular example of what the care of two growers coupled with the variety of two great terroirs can do, I can't really think of anything to compare the wine to, but it is an experience not to be missed. We only received five cases of this wine. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2012 | Send Email
Old vine Pinot power and the elegance of classed Chardonnay unite in this stunning vintage Champagne that is a must try for any Champagne lover. The way in which the aromas of lemon, buttered toast, honey, and nutty lees swirl up to reveal a deeper layer of savory and earthy flavors, only to dive down again in a dynamic pattern that repeats unceasingly is evocative of the sensation of the two "halves" of the wine literally dancing across the palate. There is so much depth, strength, and movement in this bottle; the experience leaves a powerful and lasting impression.

Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2012 | Send Email
Such a serious expression, this Carte D'Or. Very vinous and very pinot noir, there is a structure, power and length that simply command your attention. Buy this wine, as much as you can afford.

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