Marguet Pere et Fils "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir; disgorged February, 2012): Pale gold. A complex, fragrant bouquet evokes poached pear, honey, marzipan and lemon curd, with a buttery topnote. Rich and smoky on the palate, offering sappy orchard fruit flavors and notes of bitter herbs and brioche. Closes on a tangy note, with very good cut and lingering toastiness. Another Champagne that admirably blends richness and vivacity.
Back in stock with a great new label! This fantastic Champagne is made entirely of Grand Cru fruit, 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from the crus Ambonnay, Bouzy and Mailly. The wine is 60% from the 2007 harvest, with the other 40% coming from reserves of 2006 and 2005. It is very rich and powerful Champagne, with tons of Pinot Noir muscle and plenty of yeasty, toasty flavor. I find it to be one of my favorites with richer appetizers (think paté or stuffed mushrooms) or even the main course! It is very rare to see an all Grand Cru Champagne at this price, but with our direct buy (from Mr. Benoit Marguet) we are able to offer a spectacular value with this wine. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)