Canard-Duchêne "Authentic" Brut Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(50% chardonnay, 40% pinot meunier and 10% pinot noir, all certified organic by Agriculture Biologique): Light gold. Fresh apple and lemon aromas and flavors are complemented by subtle floral and honey nuances. Light-bodied and clean, with good lift and finishing cut. In an understated, relatively straightforward style that's quite easy to drink.
Very fruity Champagne, well balanced with ripe pear and golden plum flavors, laced with kiwi. It has refreshing acidity, giving a bright, tight texture and a soft finish.
The Canard-Duchene "Authentic" Brut Champagne impressed me and the rest of our staff with its easy drinking, toasty style. It is composed of 43% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay and comes off very well balanced at 10g/L of dosage. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)