2003 La Matinale, Champagne Tarlant

2003 was a very warm year, but Benoit's careful winemaking and the lack of dosage makes this a pure and fine Champagne. Sea spray and toasted almonds on the palate, with just a hint of baked peach, it remains focussed and very fine.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£60.33
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£361.98

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    45% Pinot Noir
    28% Chardonnay
    27% Pinot Meunier
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2003 La Matinale, Champagne Tarlant

TASTING NOTES

The latest disgorgement of the Pinot Noir-driven 2003 Millésime Prestige La Matinale is from March 2018. Tasted in April 2018, this is pure, fresh and concentrated on the very complex and elegant nose. Although it is still young, this "version" reveals great finesse and elegance on the palate and comes along as an intense and firmly structured vintage Champagne with tension and mineral expression. Due to a loss of 80% of the Chardonnay in 2003 because of frost, the blending is just 28% Chardonnay with 45% Pinot Noir and 27% Pinot Meunier.

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (April 2018)
93/100