Fizz /// Chardonnay & Pinot Noir // Champagne / France
The big dog, and one of the most sought-after Prestige Cuvee in Champagne. To suggest that this is the equal of Dom Perignon and Pol Roger Winny Churchill would do a massive disservice to Coeur de Cuvee (Dom Perignon’s annual production is 5,000,000, Coeur de Cuvee is 5,000). The wine is developed exclusively with the heart of the first press of grapes: serious juice. (Coeur de Cuvee – heart of the pressing). It is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot, and it spends a whopping 6 years aging on lees in after bottling. This is nothing short of a life changing wine. It’s structure and the endless tsunami of texture and complexity is an achievement one can only find in the wines of the grand exalted master of Grower Champagne; Jacques Selosse. STSWine
ENTERING A 10 YEAR DRINKING WINDOW AND A WINE THAT IS GENERALLY JUDGED TO BE EQUAL OR SUPERIOR TO THE LIKES OF DOM PERIGNON OR WINSTON CHURCHILL.
The 2011 Brut Coeur de Cuvée has put on a bit of weight since I tasted it last, and that is not a bad thing at all for a year in which the wines are a bit light. Tangerine oil, marzipan, pastry, lemon confit and a touch of sweet oak give the 2011 tons of complexity. Beautifully perfumed and nuanced, the 2011 is once again positively stellar. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2018. (Drink between 2019-2026). 93 POINTS, VINOUS