Princes(Tour Eiffel Edition)
予想される飲み頃：2017 - 2027
The NV Princes Extra Brut is a classic blend of one-third Pinot Noir (from Hautvillers and Les Riceys), one-third Chardonnay (from Monthelon and Grauves) and one-third Pinot Meunier (from Chigny). The wine opens with very fine fruit aromas and good freshness on the elegant and well-defined nose. Its is fresh and elegant, very delicate, pure and salty on the palate, with a fine mousse and a long, tight and mineral finish where Chardonnay takes over the driver seat. This is a great aperitif with a long and complex finish, so you can also go on drinking it with first courses. Even after dinner, this is a refreshing picture book Champagne with enormous length. The bottle I tasted (LPR146272EB) is 80% based on 2012 and 20% on 2011/2010 and was disgorged in July 2017 with a dosage of four grams per liter.
(Interim End of November 2017, The Wine Advocate, 1st Dec 2017)