Besserat de Bellefon Bleu Brut

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The color is a pure, bright straw yellow with copper glints. The delicate, lingering froth forms a fine creamy ring. Open on the nose. The first expression is of floral aromas and notes of dried flowers. The aromatic range reveals fruitier fragrances such as white peach and Mirabelle plum. Notes of hazelnut and praline develop at the finish. The attack is fresh and strong, then the wine reveals its full roundness, structure and smoothness. Notes of fresh fruit, apricot, pineapple and vineyard peach. The long, racy finish promises a bright future for this elegant, classy wine. Refinement and charm converge in this blend of 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Noir, whose classic, well-defined nose of green apple, lemon, and yeastiness meets a palate with not only a touch more creaminess than expected but downright playful flavors of lemon meringue, orange blossom, and almonds spiced with tangerine zest, saffron, and sea salt. The slightly tongue-incheek tech sheet suggests you pair it with “three shrimp, six oysters, and a cornet of French fries,” but we disagree-given the finish, you should have time for at least four shrimp. Lightly creamy and bright, this Champagne impresses for its pleasing harmony, with citrusy acidity enlivening the white cherry, lime blossom, green almond and minerally saline notes. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2021. Brioche and pie-crust character mixes nicely with cooked apples and lightly grilled lemons. Medium-bodied, tight and focused with a solid center-palate of attractive fruit and a lightly candied lemon undertone. Disgorged January 2022. Drink now

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