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NV Collet Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Blancs" (7/19)

Collet Blanc de Blancs

Winery: Collet

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blanc de Blancs" (7/19)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Champagne

State or country: France

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 18, 2019

Wine Review: This 100% Chardonnay from Premier and Grand Cru Vineyards is a great example of the style that once was. Modern Champagnes focus on the toasted (brioche) and yeasty notes. Collet, focuses on elegance from the bubbles to the finish. The bubbles in this pale Champagne are fine and consistent. Never seemed to stop coming from the bottom of the flute. The nose was light hinting at granny smith apples, nectarines, ginger, and almonds. The palate was creamy which is expected with 100% Chardonnay offerings like this, with touches of smoke and toasted macadamia nuts. The finish was impeccable with the perfect touch of stone-fruit esters and acidity. The Collet Blanc de Blancs has the potential to age and would inherently evolve to something more akin to the modern style if given at least 5 years in the cellar. I would pair well with bacon-wrapped scallops. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: This Champagne of rare finesse is produced exclusively from the best Crus of Chardonnay.
Appearance: A luminous, radiant white gold. A delicate bubble.
Nose: An airy entrance with a fine and delicate floral impression, completely elegant. Herbal notes – verbena, lime tree – the very airy warmth of marshmallow. Touches of lime, candied orange peel. An impression of crisp puff pastry.
Palate: Vivacious, with a light texture. Citrus notes of Sicilian lemon and lime. A lemon tart on puff pastry. Soft notes of white pepper, licorice and smoke. A kaleidoscope of flavors, full of finesse, which complement each other and never end. Beautifully long in the mouth.
The Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is a Champagne to be enjoyed with delicate food. It is capable of enhancing poultry and fish dishes.

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