DUVAL-LEROY CHAMPAGNE BRUT BLANC DE CHARDONNAY - 1996
Light gold color with a nose of dough, pie crust, lemon wafers, and yeast. Crazy acidity on the palate. Toasted citrus notes and minerality. Tart apple and graham on the finish with a hint of honey sweet and baking spices.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This was given to me as a gift many years ago and has been sitting on the rack in my basement since. Simply sensational Champagne. Far exceeded expectations. I have no idea what the original price was on this bottle or what it sells for now. An astounding effort. Hard to stop drinking this one. I have a feeling the bottle age has simply turned what might have been a good bottle into something rather special.