Straw gold with a frightening blue-green hue
(That will teach me to leave my bag of stems at home.)
Toasty nose. Lovely brioche, as well as subtle green apple, and a touch of flint/minerality. Without a doubt, the best balance between yeast and citrus of any Champagne I've enjoyed in the last year. (Imagine a bottle of old label NV Krug mating with a 1996 Grande Dame.) Fairly creamy mouthfeel to this medium to full-bodied Champange. 45 second finish. 95 pts. (1/3/2008)
Before last night, I'd had only the Rosé from this producer. Brought the '97 Comtes de Champagne Rosé to a March '07 get together at Nick & Sam's. Nice, but certainly not memorable. I did very much
enjoy the '02 Comtes de Champagne Rosé that wiml & PURPLE shared with us this past December.
That said, this '96 Blanc de Blanc blew my little socks off. Thanks, wine+art! Gotta get me some!!!