The assemblage comprises half vintage 2017 and half solera, all Chardonnay (naturally). The body offers a minuscule bead and sherried aromas, profoundly nutty with amaretto overtones, something almost like sweet coffee mixed with almond paste. There are flavors of cherrystone and tart fruits, and the length is forever, with more toasty brioche plus dried apricot. Firm acidity keeps it snappy and refreshing. This is not a chalky or mineral-inflected wine; it’s more about richness, opulence, and joie de vivre.
NV Noël Bazin L’unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
12.5% ABV | About $50; imported by Vom Boden