Philippe Gonet "Roy Soleil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
An austere style, with bracing acidity dominating the green apple, lemon curd, spring blossom, stone and spice notes for now. Yet there's good intensity and focus, so give this some time to integrate. Best from 2013 through 2016.
This Champagne is made entirely form selected Grand Cru estate fruit from the village of Mesnil. It is fermented and aged in 600 Liter new oak casks before being bottled and aged four years on the lees. It has a super rich nose of vanilla, sour dough toast, and Mesnil minerals. In the mouth it is very racy and dry, not nearly as broad as the super rich nose suggests. I think this is one of the ultimate lobster Champagnes in our stock, and will repay five years of cellaring with a gorgeous drink. If you love Selosse's Origine and Tarlant's cuvee Louis, this is one to try for sure! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)