2003 Blanc de Meuniers La Vigne d'Or, Champagne Tarlant

2003 Blanc de Meuniers La Vigne d'Or, Champagne Tarlant

From a 50 year old plot of Meunier, planted by Benoit's grandfather, this is a brooding Champagne. Apple crumble and spice on the nose, with a palate of texture and power, and so much energy. Outstanding.

Critic score
94/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2030info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The golden-yellow 2003 Blanc de Meuniers La Vigne d'Or shows a slightly red shimmer in its color. Deep, ripe, rich and intense on the nose, with lots of brioche and ripe, matured fruit aromas, this is a pure, fresh, very fine and elegant Pinot Meunier with a long, tensioned and refreshing mineral finish. This has remarkable finesse and freshness for 2003, a vintage that was terribly underrated for far too long but brought some stunning wines from cooler terroirs like this east/northeast-facing vineyard. This bottle was disgorged as Brut Nature in October 2014.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (April 2018)

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