Canard-Duchêne "Cuvée Léonie" Brut Champagne (Previously $40)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright gold. Ripe orchard and pit fruits on the nose and in the mouth, with notes of honey and candied fig building with air. Lush and open-knit, with good heft and a touch of finishing warmth. This rich, weighty Champagne would work well with fish or poultry in a buttery sauce, or with aged, funky cheeses.
Named after one of the founders of Canard-Duchêne, this Pinot Noir-dominated Champagne is packed with intensely textured fruit along with some beginnings of maturity. With its powerful final acidity, it's a food wine.
40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay.