A.D. Coutelas "Cuvée Eloge" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

SKU #1285138 Wine Enthusiast

 Smoothly textured, this wine has light minerality along with a perfumed, ripe character. It is soft and generous in the mouth, poised and attractively fruity. White fruits dominate, followed by hints of almonds. The wine is ready to drink. (RV)  (12/2015)

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Angelique and Damien (The "A" and "D" of A.D. Coutelas) have 17 and 1/2 acres, mostly in Villers sous Chatillon, but also in Ambonny, Bouzy, Vitry la Francois, and Troissy. Their family has been growing since 1809 and started making their own Champagnes in the '20s. The majority of their vines are over 60 years in age, and all the work in the vineyards and cellar is done by hand. This great blanc de blanc comes from one old vineyard in the Premier Cru of Trepail on the east face of the Mountain of Reims. This has great creaminess and clean earthy flavors as well as some nice sourdough bread aromas. It offers great white fruit expression as well as chalky minerality. Perfect for an aperitif!

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Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2017 | Send Email
When I tried this the other night, I knew I was in for a good bottle of bubbly with Coutelas on the label, but my company and I were genuinely stunned by just how good it was. This Premier Cru blanc de blanc pours a deep golden color, has rich fruit with honey, acacia blossom, candied apricots, and a beautiful leesy toastiness. The texture is velvety and creamy, with fine bubbles and a nearly eternal finish. The only problem was that we ran out too soon—should have gotten another bottle!

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