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Achille Princier Grand Reserve Champagne Brut NV, France

Sparkling Wine from France - Champagne
Review Date : 15-Nov-2021
Bright, even, pale straw-yellow with a hint of peach. Bubbles are extremely fine and persistent. The wine has an elegantly soft bouquet, aromas of stonefruit, quince, entwined with dried flower, preserved citrus, pastry and a positive oxidative undertone. Medium-full bodied, good palate weight, aromas of preserved lemon, apricot, quince lead by a balance, lively acid line. Subtle nuance of baked loaf, raw almonds unfold with dried flower and yeasty autolysis. The wine has Champagne's classic nuance and complexity, flowing harmoniously on a slightly chalky, creamy mouthfeel, growing in presence. The fruit shows purity and good energy, persist on the palate to a bright, lingering finish. Match with crab cakes and dim sum over the next 4 years. A blend of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, from over 25-year-old vines, recoltant manipulant (grower champagne), 12% alc, 8g/l dosage. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2021 RRP $45.99

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