2003 Lamiable Champagne Cuvée Les Meslaines Brut Grand Cru - France, Champagne (12/29/2012)
This small grower producer owns 15 acres in the village of Tours-sur-Marne. Their Pinot Noir vines are classified as Grand Cru. This wine is their top bottling. It is 100% Pinot Noir from the Les Meslaines vineyard. The vines are 50-60 years old planted on limestone and chalk. This estate employs the "massale selection" of viticulture when replanting vines (this is the practice of propagating new plant material from selected mother vines from the same vineyard) to preserve tradition.
3rd time I have had this and my last bottle. Full bodied. Lusher than most of the other champagne opened at the dinner with a moderate bead. Chalky texture with apple notes. Still showing very well. 92 points.
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