Thienot Brut Rosé Champagne
Licorice and smoke notes mix with hints of roast nut, wild strawberry and grilled plum in this toasty rosť, which is creamy, with bright acidity that keeps it well-focused throughout.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(45% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier; L1U2YA19): Light orange-pink. Lively red berry and orange zest aromas are complemented by musky rhubarb. Dry and taut on the palate, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors and a touch of licorice. Finishes on a tangy note, with good cut and length.
Wine & Spirits
Scents of violets and red apple skin perk up the freshness of this wine. Itís a touch candied in its fruit, while the lively minerality shows refinement.
This brassy pink Champagne is composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier. The color comes from 7% red wine from old vines in the grand cru of Ay-one of the plots purchased from Krug in the 1980's. The Champagne has a very creamy nose and absolutely outstanding Ay black cherry fruit. This rose is one of the best we have in the blended style with both clean, abundant fruit and chalky drive. If you love rose, don't miss this one! -Gary Westby