Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1046890 91 points Wine Spectator

 Richly spiced, with ground anise, clove, ginger and cardamom, this offers a lively bead, fresh acidity and flavors of quince, honey, pastry dough and golden raisin. Offers a soft, creamy finish. (AN)  (12/2012)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This has finesse and elegance, with a thin stream of bubbles and crisp, dry apple flavor. It is taut with a cool feel, still young in the bottle and worth aging a year. (RV)  (12/2012)

K&L Notes

This is one of the best Champagnes we carry regardless of price. Made from the one-and-three-quarters acres Belles Voyes vineyard in Oger, this is Bonville's top of the line Champagne. The vines were planted in the late 1920s or early 1930s and the vineyard is ideally located in the mid slope of this Grand Cru village. The wine is made entirely from the 2008 harvest and is all Chardonnay. Olivier Bonville ferments and ages the juice in old oak casks before bottling. The only wine I can compare it to is the Clos de Mesnil from Krug. It is the perfect Blanc de Blancs, rich and taut at once and any words that I use to describe it will not do it proper justice. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) *For the first time in magnum. It's very limited...only 30 mags imported!*

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By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/23/2017 | Send Email
This might just be my favorite Champagne that we carry, and drinking it out of a magnum is especially luxurious. Whether you’re looking for a generous gift or just selecting something incredibly special for yourself, Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne should be on your radar. It drinks like Krug and the distinctive bulbous bottle adds glamour, especially in this striking 1.5 liter size. This release is sourced exclusively from the already-accessible 2009 harvest and is 100% Chardonnay from Bonville’s tiniest vineyard in Oger. Belles Voyes easily outshines exponentially more expensive options, showing apple brightness and intense floral aromatics, plus leesy complexity, brioche notes and a heady, indulgent texture balanced by racy minerality. The perfect celebratory investment.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2015 | Send Email
It is embarrassing to have hogged so much of this tiny production beauty for myself, but an embarrassment that I am willing to live with. Olivier Bonville only makes a handful of these magnums each year. Out of 750ml, this Champagne is one of our best. Out of magnum, it is transcendent. Take it away from me- please!

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