Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Larmandier Bernier Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru NV

This could be classified as natural champagne as it doesn't receive any assistance once they pick the grapes. Wild yeast kick off the ferment and they are left on lees for 3 to 6 months before being blended. Once disgorged this wine only receives 4 g per litre of dosage so it is a rather zippy style of wine.

Larmandier Bernier Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru NV

Once you pop the cork you can smell what you are in for as a vibrant lemon curd and grapefruit note oozes from the bottle. On the palate there is a razor sharp flint or struck quartz component that is both enchanting and exciting but it is the richness through the mid-palate with flavours of glazed melon and ripe pear that gets me going the most. This is a truly exciting wine to taste.

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $80
Rated: 94+
Drink: Now - 2015
Importer: Bibendum Wine Co

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