A pretty and beautifully layered nose speaks of toasty, yeasty and brioche-suffused aromas that are liberally cut with citrus, green apple and floral hints. There is both excellent richness and volume to the delicious and full-bodied, as well as full-flavored, flavors that possess excellent complexity on the notably dry but not at all austere finale. This is a big Champagne in the sense that it's full-on and delivers outstanding length but if your taste does not run to linear, lean and ultra-crisp examples, then this would be a really good alternative for you to consider. I quite like this but if refinement and delicacy are what you want, there are better choices.
, Dec 2014, 92
Concentrated palate, well balanced fruit and acidity. Expressive flavor, good finish.
, Apr 2012, 15.42
Mild nose of stone fruit and yellow apple. Minerally palate and pleasant lemony acidity. It has a soft mousse and light, fresh fruit. Long, crisp and clean length. Drink 2012-2013. Alc: 12%. (15.42 points)
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
, Jan 2013, 91
(43% pinot meunier, 32% pinot noir and 25% chardonnay; 65% of the fruit was from 2010 and the rest from 2009 and 2008; disgorged in July, 2013 after 30 months on its lees): Pale onion skin color. Aromas of fresh pear, lemongrass and lime zest, with a hint of jasmine. Juicy and penetrating, with tangy citrus and orchard fruit and flavors underscored by a note of chalky minerality. Finishes clean and racy, with lingering floral and gingery spice qualities.
50% Meunier, 40%
Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. 6 g/l dosage. From 2008 and 2009. This wine is from
the early ripening vineyards of Cumières so no malolactic fermentation. Very
pale. Very fruity and bumptious. Masses of personality. Neat, dry finish.
, Nov 2012, 92
Geoffroy’s NV Brut Premier Cru Expression is totally alive in the glass. Vibrant and delineated, the Expression bursts from glass with dried pears, flowers, almonds and Chamomile. A blend of 47% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 13% Chardonnay, the Expression is all about texture and volume from the red grapes, which give tons of richness without detracting from the wine’s essential energy, tension and pure drive. A crystalline, layered finish rounds things out beautifully. This is a great showing from a wine loaded with class. Disgorgement date: April 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
A Terry Theise Selection, imported by Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY; tel. (516) 677-9300
, Jan 2012, 90
Floral notes mix with flavors of ripe apple, peach, grapefruit zest and biscuit in this lightly chalky, firmly structured Champagne. A hint of smoke shows on the open-knit finish. Disgorged July 2011. Best after 2013. 168 cases imported.
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