Michel Loriot "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Vivid yellow. Intense, musky aromas and flavors of dried apple, peach pit, almond paste and white flowers, plus a hint of cherry pit. Buttered toast and spice notes come up with air and carry through a long, sappy, gently smoky finish. I'd serve this hefty but energetic Champagne with a richly sauced fish dish.
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)