KML-11M

Champagne Blanc de Blancs ‘Grand Reserve 1864’, Milan

cépage 100% Chardonnay
assemblage 50% 2006, 50% 2007
info/source 100% Oger Grand Cru
malo No
élevage Used Barrique
sur latte 84 Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Cote de Blancs
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
3
Bottle Size:
1500
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Remember, it’s a cask-vinified long-aged late-disgorged old-school rural woodsy Champagne, aged agrafé (on the lees under cork not crown cap), which makes for a lot more soulful oxidation and a lot more bottle variation—but the 5-6 bottles I’ve had in the last year have “varied” from excellent to superb. The new assemblage is 2006/2007 and seems less archaic than it once was. It’s also more reliable, and is noteworthy for its seriousness and dignity; it fits in the mold of Aubry’s Dualis in its smoky countrified richness, while remaining meditative and soulful. Deg 10/2014 —Terry Theise  

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