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Nicolas Maillart "Platine" Brut Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1425054 91 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The current release of Nicolas Maillart 'Platine' non-vintage Brut was disgorged in March of 2018 and finished with a dosage of six grams per liter. The wine offers up a lovely and expressive nose of apple, a touch of lemon zest, chalky minerality, wheat toast, white flowers and a touch of gentle smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, fullbodied and nicely snappy with acidity, with a good core, frothy mousse and fine focus and grip on the long and nascently complex finish. This is a lovely wine of impeccable balance and blossoming complexity- a fine example of non-vintage Brut. Inner quote mark (7/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Mid straw. Really dense and throbbing. Much less austere than most. Flattering without being sweet. Good length. *Good Value* (JR) Inner quote mark (6/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The NV Premier Cru Platine Brut is from vineyards in Bouzy, Eceuil and Villers Allerand and blends 78% Pinot Noir with 16% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier. The actual release is based on the 2014 vintage, complemented with 35% of reserve wines aged in barrels. Bottled in July 2015, this cuvée was disgorged in December 2017 with a dosage of six grams per liter. Pure and fresh on the nose, with nutty and toasty flavors, this is an elegant, nicely lean and fruity as well as very stimulating Brut to be served as an aperitif. The finish is tight, fresh and pretty long. (SR) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

K&L Notes

Champagne always tastes best from magnum! This incredible Champagne comes from 9th generation grower Nicolas Maillart on the petite Montagne de Reims. It is 78% Pinot Noir, 16% Chardonnay, and 6% Meunier from the villages of Ecueil, Villers-Allerand and Bouzy. It is 40% barrel fermented and dosed at a very dry 6g/l. It has fabulous complexity and power but also a pillowy lightness and a very fine bead. I find the nose to have a toasty quality reminisent of panatone, and in the mouth it delivers lovely creamy flavors. This is a great find. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)


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