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94 points James Suckling: "An subtle nose with plenty of fine autolysis aromas of fresh bread and sweetly fragrant yeasty notes, plus some gentle spice and chalky notes. The palate unleashes beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors, super fresh, fleshy and pure. Great balance and depth. Drink now." (7/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Pale orange. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and jasmine aromas, with suave mineral and smoky lees notes adding complexity. Spicy and precise on the palate, showing very good punch to its strawberry and bitter cherry flavors. Opens up smoothly with air and picks up a bitter rh ...Read More »
93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* There is lovely complexity to the distinctly yeasty nose that combines high-toned green apple, pear, white flowers and gentle citrus nuances. The clean and sleek flavors are supported by a crisply firm but fine mousse where the finish is medium dry and lingering. It's not all that often that I suggest that readers cellar NV Brut but this is an example that absolutely cries out for it. I suspect that the texture will materially change for the better (i.e. become creamier) and better depth will be in the offing as well. Put it this way: this ...Read More »
92 points James Suckling: "A very appealing style that captures the elegance of chardonnay in a way that is still immensely satisfying. The aromas are all based around lemon, grapefruit, fresh floral notes and stone fruits. The palate delivers a ripe impression, flavorsome and full, with peach custard and lemon brulée. Acidity is nicely placed below. Drink now." (7/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Light yellow-gold. Smoky citrus and orchard fruits on the deeply perfumed, mineral-tinged nose. Offers broad, toasty orange and pear skin flavors with an undercurrent of dusty minerals. Picks up floral and ginger nu ...Read More »
92 points Vinous: "Light orange. Sharply focused red berry and tangerine scents are complicated by suggestions of allspice and cinnamon, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Sappy and minerally on the palate, offering fresh strawberry and blood orange flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Packs a serious punch but carries no excess weight and finishes stony and very long, with echoing red berry character. (JR)" (1/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A pretty rosé, harmonious and lithe, with flavors of dried strawberry and smoke carrying on a fine bead and intermingling with the accents of toasted almon ...Read More »
96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Three Stars* Elegant and fruity at the same time with a quick invitation from bright, pure cherryish notes and then filled out handsomely by whiffs of chalky soils and well-integrated, rich and uplifting yeast-driven scents, this wine manages to be both vigorous and layered at one and the same time. Its bubbles are insistent, finely carved and add to the early sensations of lightness and energy yet also carry the wine long into a balanced, refined finish. And its latter palate grip is exactly what one should expect from the genre. While service with lig ...Read More »
This all-estate Champagne is composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, with 8 grams per liter of dosage. It has a very pale color for a wine of this age and an almost minty, white nectarine aroma. While it is very generous and textural on the palate, it is also quite focused on the finish, with a long, dry, chalk-infused finish. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)
91 points Wine Spectator: "Richly spiced, with ground anise, clove, ginger and cardamom, this offers a lively bead, fresh acidity and flavors of quince, honey, pastry dough and golden raisin. Offers a soft, creamy finish. Drink now through 2018." (12/2012) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This has finesse and elegance, with a thin stream of bubbles and crisp, dry apple flavor. It is taut with a cool feel, still young in the bottle and worth aging a year." (12/2012) K&L Notes: This is one of the best Champagnes we carry, regardless of price. Made from the one-and-three-quarters-acre Belles Voyes vineyard in Oger, this is Bonvill... Read More »
Moet & Chandon introduces Moet Ice Imperial, the world's first ever Champagne created to be enjoyed over ice. This is a blend developed from the house's signature crus, to intensify the taste experience of icy freshness and powerful aromas of tropical fruits. Made to be enjoyed in the daytime, Moet Ice Imperial offers a unique experience for spontaneous moments of celebrations with friends on a sunny day.
92 points Jancis Robinson: "A trademark nose with plenty of savory elements in the wood; nutty Pinot Noir realm, attractive red-fruited freshness, plus some grilled nuts too. The palate has a bold heart of gently spicy, peppery red fruit flavor delivered confidently right throughout." (7/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A balanced rosé framed by mouthwatering acidity, with a lively bead and hints of smoke and saline accenting the dried strawberry, lemon meringue pie, and kumquat notes. Zesty finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web Only—2015)" 90 points Wine & Spirits: "Based on the same blend as Yellow Label with 12 percent Pinot Noir added, ...Read More »
92 points Vinous: "Jacquesson's Cuvée 738 comes across as powerful and rough around the edges, especially in the mousse, which is a bit grainy in texture. There is plenty of weight and depth through the mid-palate and finish, although a little less finesse than some other recent versions. Dried flowers, mint, honey and dried stone fruits wrap around the finish. This is an especially burly wine from Jacquesson. It will be interesting to see what more time in bottle brings. There is no shortage of power, but whether the wine develops a bit more finesse remains an open questi ...Read More »
The Cuvée 1809 from Coutelas is spectacular Champagne composed of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from vines over 40 years old. It is vinified in oak without malolactic fermentation and is aged for over eight years on the lees, on a cork, not a crown cap. It is very dry Champagne, with only six grams per liter of dosage. It has flavors of white truffles and intriguing earth. This is Champagne for connoisseurs. It has a very chalky, powerful, fresh finish. This is serious Champagne, and great to try when you feel like you've had it all! (Gary Westby, K&... Read More »
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Roger Voss' selection of the best grower-producers of Champagne: "Michel Arnould & Fils has 30 acres based around Verzenay on the Montagne de Reims. Pinot Noir dominates his production, of which the best are the Cuvée Carte d’Or and Grande Cuvée."
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* One of the best vintages since the great 2002, this is a sophisticated, fruit- and yeast-driven wine. It has a delicate touch, with its white fruit flavors well integrated into the toasty and tangy texture. It will age for many more years." (9/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This fresh Champagne offers a lively bead and a smoky, mineral-tinged base note. Flavors of poached apple and pear, dried cherry, bread dough and lemon zest lead to a finish of good intensity and length. Very zesty." (12/2012) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright gold. Ripe citrus fruits, pear, honey ...Read More »
93 points James Suckling: "Attractive pale red color. The nose has pure and fresh red berry fruit aromas with a little pastry-like complexity; really vibrant. The palate's a little richer than the nose suggests, but still crisp and packed with light red berry fruit flavors. Strawberry really singles itself out on the finish. Balanced, supple and smooth. Drink now." (7/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Based on 2008 and 20% younger reserve wines (averaging five-years-old) the NV Rosé Reserve includes 5% red wine. Disgorged in early 2015, this cuvée shows a delicate bouquet that leads to a lovely, pure, elegant, ...Read More »
92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of citrus fruits, pear, honeysuckle and iodine, with a toasty overtone gaining strength with aeration. Dry and sharply focused, offering vibrant lime and bitter pear skin flavors and a touch of honey. Puts on weight with air and finishes with excellent clarity, power and mineral-driven persistence." (12/2013) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "A pure Côte des Blancs chardonnay, this includes 25 percent reserve wine in the blend. At first, everything about it is white, from chalk to oyster mushroom and grapefruit pith. That dry sensation yield ...Read More »
95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deliciously ripe wine, full of fruit as well as a great mineral texture. It completely expresses the exceptional 2008 with all its structure. Still young, it’s all fruit and freshness that promise serious bottle aging. Drink this complex, serious wine from 2017. (RV)" (12/2014) 93 points Vinous: "The 2008 Brut races across the palate with gorgeous depth and resonance. Dried pear, spice, mint, anise and wild flowers meld together in the glass. Broad, ample and voluptuous, the 2008 possesses fabulous richness in all dimensions. Beams of acidity and minerality give the 2008 m ...Read More »
Wine Enthusiast: "This is the main nonvintage wine from this southern Champagne Aube-based producer. It's a cuvée based around the producer's specialty of Pinot Noir. With fresh acidity over rich white fruits, apples and pears, it is balanced, fragrant and ready to drink. (RV)" (9/2015) Wine Spectator: "A smoky undertow and a tangy palate of kumquat, melon and lemon curd. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,980 cases made. (Web Only-2015) (AN)"
Vinous: "Orange-pink with a vigorous mousse Creamy orange, cherry and strawberry preserves on the nose. Rich and velvety, with sweet tangerine and red berry flavors carrying through the finish. This would be nice with blue cheeses. (JR)" Wine & Spirits: "This rosé's sweet strawberry flavors balance a kick of spice and rich undertones of nuts. The acidity is ample enough to support the waxy texture and sweet fruit. Serve with a tart aux fraise or strawberry shortcake." (12/2009) Wine Spectator: "Creamy, with honeyed flavors of passion fruit, guava and spice that show a hint of candle wax. There's good ...Read More »
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Balanced and delicious, this is rich, full in the mouth, packed with both white and citrus fruits and with secondary flavors of almonds, toast and baked bread. It is poised generously between the fresh and mature ..." (12/2015) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid yellow. Intense aromas of Meyer lemon, pear skin, honeysuckle, toasty lees and iodine, with a bright mineral quality adding lift and focus. Rich yet lively and precise, offering an array of fresh citrus and orchard fruit flavors that fill out and deepen with air. Closes on a smoky note, with excellent clarity and length and bu ...Read More »
93 points James Suckling: "This is a rosé of complexity and sophistication. It is essentially a finessed version of Special Cuvée and has all the brightness and nicely caught complexity of that Champagne with a layer of redder fruit aromas as well as a thread of raspberry and cherry on the palate; some blueberry too. Very long, even and thrilling on the finish." (7/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Lacy in texture, with bright, well-knit acidity and a streak of chalky minerality underscoring the subtle flavors of strawberry, white peach, fresh ginger and crystallized honey. A hint of salted almond lingers on t ...Read More »
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light yellow-gold. Deeply pitched aromas of peach nectar, tangerine and honey, with a toasty topnote. Offers plump orchard fruit and floral flavors and a smooth texture, with a touch of honey adding depth. Finishes with good sappy persistence and lingering floral and candied fig notes. Not overtly sweet." (12/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "This is a rich demi-sec without being too sweet. It has a good balance of ripe creamed-pear and baked-apple flavors along with a bright layer of acidity. It’s an harmonious whole, and ready to drink now." (12/2013)
92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright orange. Strawberry, smoky minerals, rose pastille and a leesy nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Dry, spicy and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant flavors of fresh strawberry and brioche. Lithe and mineral-driven, with a lively, persistent finish and resonating floral character. (JR)" (1/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Open-knit and chalky, this minerally rosé frames hints of white raspberry, smoke, biscuit and preserved lemon with firm acidity and a light floral overtone. (Web Only—2015)" Vinous: "The pale-colored NV (2010) Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Rosé is soft and lifting ...Read More »
Roger Voss' selection of the best grower-producers of Champagne: "Michel Arnould & Fils has 30 acres based around Verzenay on the Montagne de Reims. Pinot Noir dominates his production, of which the best are the Cuvée Carte d’Or and Grande Cuvée." If you have enjoyed the wines of Lallement, Bollinger and Krug in the past, you may very much enjoy the bold Champagne of Michel Arnould. The Brut Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir Grand Cru, acquired by assembling different vintages and red Coteaux Champenoises coming from old vines. This lovely Rosé Champagne offers hi... Read More »
92 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly floral on the nose, with hints of lavender and verbena, and spicy on the palate, offering ground clove and anise accents to the flavors of pastry dough, wild cherry, golden raisin, grated coconut and fleur de sel. Harmonious and elegant throughout, presenting a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021." (11/2014) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Brut Rose is very, very pretty. This is a fresh, energetic wine that impresses for its length and persistence. The wiry finish suggests the wine will drink well for a number of years, perhaps more if the fruit fleshes out. ...Read More »
91 points Wine & Spirits: "This blend is mostly Pinot Noir and Meunier, including 10 percent red wine for color. Chardonnay accounts for 10 to 20 percent, including a portion of reserve wines that may be providing the oceanic, oyster-shell notes that bring to mind Champagne’s Kimmeridgean limestone. This is broad and loose up front, with fruity scents of orange and pomegranate. Then the wine keeps buzzing with brisk acidity, tightening up and extending the flavors with energy. An impressive release of Impérial." (12/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Hints of ripe peach, passion fruit and juicy acidity are carr ...Read More »
94 points Vinous: "Rich and explosive to the core, the 2009 Blanc de Blancs Terre de Vertus races across the palate with tons of depth and power. Dried apricots, honey, wild flowers and anise all blossom in the glass, but the 2009 is first and foremost a wine of structure. A creamy, textured finish rounds things out nicely. The combination of a ripe year and the non-dosage style work beautifully. The Terre de Vertus emerges from the Les Barillers and Les Faucherets lieux-dits. The Terre de Vertus is non-dosé. Disgorged January 2014." (11/2014) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright yellow. Offers an ...Read More »
93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Blanc de Blancs are generally regarded as the lighter, more elegant members of the Champagne family, and, if this expressive and involving effort from Gosset hits the mark for refinement, it goes well beyond the norm in terms of sheer richness and depth. It is as complex as Blanc de Blancs is wont to get and sports layer upon layer of brioche, biscuits and cream, but for all of its autolyzed extras it is still spry and vital with life to spare. It is an altogether compelling Champagne best sipped slowly and on its own, but we would not refuse a few oyste ...Read More »
94 points James Suckling: "Superfine citrus-tinged aromas here that give way to more rich stone fruits then red berries; the purity is striking. Minerally accents like crushed rocks, plus dried wild flowers too. The palate's boldly flavored, the concentration is impressive and the energetic drive of acidity is a thrill - long strawberry and red cherry flavors amid some gentle biscuity, red-fruited notes to close." (7/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and harmonious, this integrates a firm frame and a refined, lively bead with smoky roasted almond and toasted brioche notes, complemented by ripe golden app ...Read More »
95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This offers great balance between the freshest fruit and toasty maturity. That poise gives this impressive Champagne a tension, a high wire act that works superbly. It is rich, full of fruit but also with great depth. It will certainly age ..." (12/2014) 94 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Sleek acidity trims the sails of this otherwise rich and expansive Champagne, keeping it finely balanced and racy throughout. Flavors of roasted hazelnut, crushed blackberry, ripe apricot, honey and ginger biscuit glide on the silky palate to a saline-tinged finish." (12/2014) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light yell ...Read More »
90 points Vinous: "(all Pinot Noir; no dosage; LY31340DG12/12): Pale orange. Mineral-accented red berries and citrus fruits on the nose, complemented by hints of candied rose and white pepper. Stony and precise, offering lively strawberry and orange zest flavors that expand slowly with air. Closes spicy, stony and tight, with very good clarity and floral persistence. (JR)" (1/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Drappier seems to be able to make a bone-dry wine without losing rich fruit character. It is crisp, tight and packed with acidity, yet it also has a full, very attractive strawberry character. ...Read More »
A 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 13 hectares of sustainably farmed vineyards. From the winery: "Very complex with a lot of aromas of ripe, fleshy fruits like apricot. You will appreciate its brioche and its subtle woody flavors. Fine expression and subtly nuanced."
If you haven't had the tiny production Champagne, this is a rare opportunity to do so. They only make 14 barrels of this wine, and it is the last of the production from their oldest vines, which were destroyed in the hail of 2003. We only received 36 bottles of this, which is entirely 2002 although not labeled as a vintage. It is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Meunier that is barrel fermented, but not aged in oak. They bottle in February at Aspasie, so this wine saw less than six months in barrel. It is incredibly rich, powerful Champ... Read More »
91 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and finely knit, this vibrant Champagne is framed by racy acidity that enlivens the flavors of ripe boysenberry, lemon zest, brioche and chopped hazelnut. Spice and chalk notes linger on the finish." (10/2015) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine’s fresh fruit and firm structure match bright lemon zest flavors with limestone severity. The fine bubbles add to the clean sensation of the finish. It’s spicy, tight and formidable, a wine to kick-start a dinner party." (12/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fresh and crisp, this is bright with acidity as well as warmer fruitiness. It brings out the dry Laurent- ...Read More »
The Aristons vineyards are vastly different than the other blanc de blancs producers that we carry. The steeper slopes, less chalk, and more fossils in the soil of Brouillet make for a rich, creamy style Chardonnay Champagne that will appeal to just about anyone. This is one of my favorite toasting Champagnes, all of the flavors are up front, it is open-knit and fun. It is a perfect way to start a party. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)
Wine Spectator: "A firm, elegant style, this reveals floral, dough and candied berry notes. Harmonious, ending with a refreshing crispness. (BS)" (12/2006)
92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and toasty, this harmonious rosé offers a creamy mousse and a lovely array of pureed blackberry, plum tart, toasted brioche, crystallized honey and lemon parfait flavors. Bright and focused, with a graphite- and spice-laced finish. Disgorged November 2014. Drink now through 2020." (10/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Light orange-pink. Cherry, orange zest and fresh rose aromas show very good clarity and energy. Sappy red fruit flavors display a spicy quality, picking up energy and a floral nuance with air. Concentrated, vibrant and precise, finishing on a zesty mineral note, wi ...Read More »
About the producer: "The story begins in 1626, when Lord François de Baradat, the rich proprietor of a vineyard in Fleury-la-Rivière in Champagne and favourite courtier of King Louis XIII, is condemned to exile by Richelieu, for romantic liaisons and for provoking the Marquis de Seguier to a duel. Returning to his estate in Fleury-la-Rivière, which at the time was renowned for its red wine, François de Baradat had to wait until the death of Richelieu to find favour in the royal court again. When he eventually returned to court he bequeathed his estate; i... Read More »
91 points Wine Spectator: "Very elegant, with graphite, cherry and citrus aromas and flavors. Builds nicely on the palate, with lovely fruit and a refined texture. The finish lingers. Drink now through 2012." (11/2008) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend of 50% pinot noir and 50% chardonnay; L8T2XA31): Pale salmon skin color. Delicate, floral-accented aromas and flavors of strawberry, rose pastille and orange zest. Brisk and linear on the palate, which shows very good clarity and refreshing spiciness. Closes clean and long, with a touch of bitter citrus pith and a resonating floral note." (12/2012)
93 points James Suckling: "Attractive pale pink hue. This has a delicate set of aromas of wild cherry and some lighter pastry notes, really fresh. The palate has bright, crisp red fruit flavor and a thread of grapefruit too. Really fine, elegant, crisp, dry and focused." (7/2015) 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A fruity yet wonderfully elegant and exceptionally fresh nose features light notes of raspberry and strawberry that dissolves into the intense, crisp, precise and very effervescent high energy flavors explode on the long and mouth coating finish. This is very much of a baby and as I say, it manages to be at ...Read More »
Champagne always tastes better from magnum! This all-estate grown Champagne is 100% Meunier from the village of Festigny. Unlike many "Reserve" designation Champagnes, this lives up to its name with half of the wine coming from old reserves. It is quite round, with a wonderful pie crust and spice nose, with some hints of exotic fruit in the flavor. This is medium to full bodied Champagne and makes great drinking on its own as well as being fantastic with pates of all sorts. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)
91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Blanc; LY42174DG06/14): Pale gold. Candied lemon, lime pith and white flowers on the fragrant nose, with deeper orange and buttered toast qualities emerging with air. Juicy flavors of pear and Meyer lemon show impressive depth and cut, with a gingery nuance adding energy. Bright, focused and mineral-driven on the clinging finish, which leaves behind notes of honeysuckle and brioche. (JR)" (1/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and silky in texture, this well-knit Champagne offers flavors of ripe yellow peach, pastry, ground anise and ginger, with ch ...Read More »
92 points Wine Spectator: "Smoke and mineral notes drive this well-knit and creamy version, which is lively, layered with flavors of black currant, peach fruit, lemon curd and spice. Drink now through 2025. (Web Only-2015) (AN)" Jancis Robinson: "Relatively light impact but everything is well balanced. Very neat. Absolutely correct without being in any way a standout. Impressive impact on the finish." (3/2015)
All of the older vintages of Brison come direct from the cellars in Noe-les-Mallets where they were made. Older Champagne with this kind of provenance is a rarity and a treat!
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Ultra Brut, the original no-dosage Champagne, is the name and that’s just how this bone-dry wine tastes. It’s totally crisp, fruity, structured and fresh. Acidity from tight citrus combines with apples and pears to produce a wine that offers both fruitiness and dryness. Like many super-dry Champagnes, it will benefit from some bottle aging, so drink at least six months after purchase." (12/2014) 91 points Vinous: "Pale yellow. Racy mineral- and ginger-inflected citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, with a subtle floral nuance adding complexity. On the palate, dry, incisive ...Read More »
Barrel-fermented Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc, which is a real rarity in Champagne--it only exists in a few spots in the Aube and it adds a ton of body to this very rich wine. Fleury was one of the first to farm biodynamically in Champagne.
92 points Wine Spectator: "Boysenberry and yellow peach fruit is ripe and tangy in this floral rosé, framed by juicy acidity and a lively bead, while chalk and smoke notes underscore the salted almond, lemon meringue pie and candied ginger accents that show on the finish. Disgorged April 2014. Drink now through 2020." (10/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "Nicely captured red fruits amid pastry and subtly toasty autolysis. The palate delivers lemon citrus flavors in a fresh, crisp acid frame with decent balance and a red fruit finish. Drink now." (7/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light orange. Red berries, candied rose and orange zest on ...Read More »
91 points Vinous: "Light yellow-gold. Potent, mineral-tinged Meyer lemon, pear and buttered toast aromas show very good clarity and a hint of anise. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and blood orange flavors that deepen and expand with air. Rich yet lithe Champagne with strong finishing cut, lift and stony persistence. (JR)" (1/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Light yellow-gold. Potent, mineral-tinged Meyer lemon, pear and buttered toast aromas show very good clarity and a hint of anise. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and blood orange flavors that d ...Read More »
This all Chardonnay stunner is the most Chablis style Champagne in the store!
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pit and orchard fruits on the nose. Offers flavors of redcurrant, cherry and musky herbs, with sneaky anise and truffle nuances building on the back half. Distinctly rich and even a touch decadent but finishes with very good energy and brightening acidity." (12/2012)