Chateau de Bligny "Cuvée Six Cépages" Brut Champagne (Previously $100)

SKU #1195691 90 points Wine Spectator

 An aromatic version, with smoke, candied plum, marzipan and pastry dough notes, offering a soft and creamy mousse and flavors of baked apple, honey, roasted walnut and lemon curd. (AN)  (8/2014)

K&L Notes

This is one of the most exotic, complex bottles of Champagne in the store. The Chateau de Bligny is a big property, one of the largest growers in all of Champagne at 75 acres. This bottling is from one of the few Clos Champenois, a walled vineyard of just two acres that they bottle separately. The contents of this vineyard are co-pressed and co-fermented and composed of about 1/6 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier, Arbanne, Meslier and Pinot Blanc. This is an exotic, powerful Champagne that has a ton of aroma and flavor. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/7/2015 | Send Email
What a wower of a bottle. There are not many Champagnes made from individual walled vineyards, but they are justifiably famous in spite of their tiny production. Wines like Krug’s Clos du Mesnil and Clos Ambonnay are fantastically expensive, while Philipponnat Clos des Goisses is near impossible to get. This brassy powerhouse comes from two acres planted to 1/6 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier, Arbanne, Petite Meslier and Pinot Blanc. The result is a vinous, gold-straw-colored show-stopper that crackles with citric acidity on its very long, strong finish. This is a must for every serious fan of Champagne to try--it is expensive, but the price can only go up…

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