Boulard-Bauquaire "Carte Noire" Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne

SKU #1292066

This great bottle comes from the far northern edge of Champagne in the Massif St-Thierry, north of Reims. All of the vines for this 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Meunier cuvée come from Cormincy, the last village in Champagne before the flats facing out towards the Ardennes. As one would expect from a Blanc de Noir, this is a full-bodied wine with plenty of savory red fruit flavor. Due to its far northern provenance, this Champagne also has great snap and refreshment to balance out its power. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Michael Benoit | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/27/2023 | Send Email
Refreshing and deep in equal measure, the Boulard-Bauquaire "Carte Noire" entices with its nose of cherries, strawberries, and almonds. Flavors of black cherry and fresh herbs mingle together to create a deep, complex impression. The robust carbonation of this champagne gives a lifted feeling to the long finish. This is a full-bodied, rich, tasty bottle, and such an interesting counterpoint to their blanc de blancs.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/24/2023 | Send Email
Boulaird Bouquaire’s Carte Noir is made from half Pinot Noir, half Pinot Meunier and is full of depth and power. The texture on the palate is round and rich, with succulent flavors of ripe red fruit, honey, baked apple pie, cloves, hibiscus, lemon zest and stone fruits. The finish is long, supple and lifted by the creamy mousse and perfectly honed acidity. Another phenomenal value from the K&L Direct Import Champagne program!

By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/22/2023 | Send Email
When a producer sets out to make a Blanc de Noir, they have to use an especially delicate pressing method to ensure none of the color from the skin bleeds into the juice. With the Boulard-Bauquire Carte Noir, "delicate" is definitely the byword. This sparkling wine is so clean and elegant in its delivery. It's quite floral, but always hinting at darker fruits and mixed berry notes, with just a little something tropical. Those darker notes come through more directly on the palate as black cherry and blackberry, but always with a kid-gloved approach. A light toast eases into an elegant finish, with the glimmer of those delicate dark notes.

By: Miles Philippe | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/21/2023 | Send Email
Wonderful exotic fruit on the nose; pineapple and melon were the two main ones for me. Clean sweet citrus on the palate; meyer lemon and golden apples. Along with a really lovely supporting cast of honey and saline notes, this champagne does it all! Fruit forward and delicious, this wine will disappear very quickly from your glass.

By: Muriel Sarik | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/6/2019 | Send Email
This bottle was more of a visual experience for me, this is what I saw while tasting it. The pale golden color is enticing. The texture was like a large bolt of silk fabric rolling out, while a thread of salinity weaved about. This is a Blanc de Noirs lover's dream champagne.

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