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
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£105.33
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£631.98

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2003 Blanc de Meuniers La Vigne d'Or, Champagne Tarlant

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)
94/100