France — Champagne • $48.95 • 91/100

The wine has a high proportion (40%) of older reserve wines, but what makes it more unusual is that the blend is dominated by Pinot Meunier (60%), with 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. The wine is medium straw with glints of old gold. The nose presents toast and sweet brioche, bruised yellow apple and lemon, with a whiff of fresh herbs and honey. The wine is dry, with zingy acidity, and a medium body. Fruit is fresher on the palate — lemony, lightly creamy but tart — with more complexity, adding notes of white peach, pear, orange zest and honeysuckle, and a saline minerality on the finish. Slim, tart and elegant. Disgorged May 2016. • Tasted 2017-02-18 • LCBO id#478644 • Find it at your nearest LCBO • CAVA SPILIADIS CANADA (Agent)

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