Chartogne-Taillet Les Couarres Extra Brut 2017 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 JD / 93 AG
The 2017 Champagne Les Couarres Extra Brut is 60% Chardonnay and the rest Pinot Noir that was aged for 36 months on the lees and raised in barrels ranging from 228 to 600 liters. It is the most pronounced in the range in terms of its reduction and matchstick, which I personally find enjoyable. It adds a dark mineral character, with apricot, flowers, and salinity, and the palate is generous up front with taut underpinnings. This is a well-detailed wine that I think will have fantastic longevity and appeal. Drink 2024-2044.
Chartogne's 2017 Extra-Brut Couarres (60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir) is a dense, potent Champagne. Apricot, chamomile, spice and lightly honeyed notes infuse the 2017 with striking layers of complexity. This broad, ample Champagne offers tons of character. Here, too, there is a bit of reduction, but not enough to be overly intrusive. Dosage is 4-5 grams per liter. Disgorged: November, 2021. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media