Champagne Colin – Cuvée Enjôleuse 2007 – Premier Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs

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This one has some age, medium deep golden colour. Quite fine developed bubbles. Intense nose, I would talk about quite vinous style here, good autolytic character, some complexity from the lees aging. Floral, with a white flower, there might be a slight hint of oak in here Then we have stone fruits, ripe citrus. Clearly a Chardonnay to me, more with that notion of minerality, quite elegant fruit. Good gripe on the palate. For this one I would use the word austere, in the positive sense. It is really mouth-watering, salivating, with well-defined freshness. Good gripe, good concentration of fruit, with just-about-ripe stone fruit in there, nice creaminess. Nicely persistent flavours there, elegant stone fruit, good level of freshness, integrated mousse, creamy with a good length. Intense and lingering flavours. It has a certain development today, it has a certain complexity. It is clearly a Champagne that I would happily drink today, it really pleases me in that more, I would say, small grower vinous style of a Blanc de Blanc. However it will certainly gain a lot of complexity in the coming years.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.