Marguet Pere et Fils "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L) (Previously $90)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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.
Now in magnum! This rich and powerful Champagne has tons of Pinot Noir muscle and plenty of yeasty, toasty flavor (50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir). 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)