Pierre Peters Les Chetillons Grand Cru Cuvee Speciale Brut Blanc De Blanc 2009 (1.5L)
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95 WA / 94 WSThe 2009 Les Ch'tillons Cuv'e Sp'ciale Blanc de Blancs Brut blends three plots located in the terroir of Ch'tillon in the C«te des Blancs Grand Cru Le Mesnil. Disgorged in November 2014, P'ter's prestige cuv'e offers a rich and complex, chalky and buttery nose with flavors of fresh mushrooms, honey, brittle and really ripe Chardonnay fruit. However, despite its richness, the wine indicates a great purity and eleganceand this is exactly what you get on the palate. Due to its shocking purity, this 2009 is incredibly fresh and seemingly light on the palate, but rich and complex at the same time. The finish is forcefully mineral, highly complex, salty and very, very long. It is provided with a piquant grip and mouthwatering lemon flavors in the aftertaste. The total production is 7,000 bottles and every bottle you don't drink will be drunk by somebody else. Although the wine will gain further complexity, it is already exciting to drink. One of the best Blanc de Blancs I had on my 2016 tasting tours. Have a look at the price and you'll find a good argument to call this is a Best Buy.
Rodolphe P'ters holds 18 hectares of vineyards predominantly in the grand cru of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger ,but also in Oger, Avize and Cramant, has launched a new cuv'e called L'Etonnant Monsieur Victor Edition MK.09. Based on 2009, this is a spectacular blend of Les Ch'tillons and perpetual reserve wines from his solera. Equipped with an artistic label (which comes out much better on the magnum), this is fascinating Le Mesnil Grand Cru. ÒStephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
A lovely blanc de blancs that offers more with each sip. Firm and structured at first, this is wrapped in a fine, creamy mousse. The flavors expand from poached pear and chalk to toasted hazelnut and glazed apricot to hints of fleur de sel and passion fruit coulis. Drink now through 2029. 75 cases imported. -Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator