Duval-Leroy 2006 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne


"Tasted for the third time now, the 2006 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millésime Prestige offers a delicious and matured bouquet of ripe fruits, cream, caramel and brioche flavors. (The wine tasted here is from lot L6280NG09, which was disgorged in October 2016 after 9.5 years on the lees, with a dosage of less than five grams per liter.) It is pure, fresh and mineral on the palate, highly elegant and finessed but also intense, very well structured and provided with a perfect roundness in the long, clear and cleansing but also complex finish. This is by far the best lot I have tasted so far; it's simply a gorgeous Champagne that I'd love to have with a never-ending Sunday morning brunch. Four percent of the base wines were fermented in oak, the rest in stainless steel. The grapes were sourced in six grand cru villages such as Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry. Tasted on a dark and rainy November evening 2017." Robert Parker 94 Points 

"This has all the mineral qualities associated with pure Chardonnay. It is crisp, tightly textured and bright. It also has more serious depths of structure, white fruits and richness. This is still ready to age further." Wine Enthusiast 93 Points

"A minerally version, fresh and focused, with a subtle, smoky underpinning and rich flavors of toasted brioche and coconut, poached pear, candied kumquat and chopped almond riding the fine, lacy bead." Wine Spectator 93 Points

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