This is made from six of the seven authorized grapes in Champagne.  Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Arbane, and Petit Meslier (Pinot Gris (called Fromenteau in Champagne is the one not used).  Golden in Color with a lot of tiny bubbles, clear and bright.  The nose is strong with a tad of oxidation.  Caramel, Vernor's Soda, and slight nuttiness.  Perhaps a slim touch of lemons.  A strong backbone of acidity on the palate.  A bit toasty with apples and some nuttiness comes thru.  Medium length finish.  This is very good on its own but would work better with food.  Soft cheeses would be great.  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2008

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