J. Lassalle "Cachet d'Or" 1er Cru Brut Champagne
A delicate, expressive version, offering fine texture and well-knit acidity, with a smoky, mineral-tinged base note and flavors of wild strawberry, black cherry, biscuit, gumdrop, grated ginger and coconut. Drink now through 2020.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright yellow. Aromas of fresh pear and honey, with zesty mineral and lemon accents. Fleshy and smooth on entry, then firmer in the middle, with good depth and intensity to its orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors. Clings nicely on the finish, which features suave floral and mineral qualities. This cuvee, often referred to as "Gold Label" or "Cachet d'Or," has been gaining in quality in recent years.
J. Lassalle works with 11 hectares of vineyards in Champagne, all of them of Premier Cru status. This non-vintage brut is grown in Chigny-les-Rose and composed of 60% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.