Thienot Brut Champagne
An exotic sparkler, displaying rich caramelized smoke and brioche notes, balanced with citrusy acidity and flavors of ripe apple, candied pineapple, lemon meringue and crystallized honey. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Lemon curd, quince, white flowers, honey and vanilla on the fragrant nose. Taut, refreshingly bitter citrus pith and toasty lees flavors give way to richer melon and peach with air, with honeysuckle and ginger notes adding complexity. A pungent, waxy note carries through the smoky expansive finish.
Wine & Spirits
Thereís precision to the minerality of this wine, a serious streak of limestone under bright, candied fruit. Itís a full, generous style, ready for poached prawns.
This Champagne was the surprise of the Oscars- the small upstart house that kicked out Moet! Drink with the stars! It is composed of 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. The light gold color and big brioche, cream and baked apple nose gives way to a wine that is packed with power and complexity on the palate. This full bodied Champagne has a luscious finish that is very impressive. -Gary Westby, K&L