Pehu-Simonet Brut Face Nord
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50% PN Verzenay, 50% CH from Mesnil and Verzenay, still the 12/2013 disgorgement so a year on the cork. It's round, stocky and explosively rich and flavorful; dripping rain forest, simmering veal braise, Assam tea, into another searching, clinging finish like bouquet garni and faro and crusts. It's something of a gem in disguise in this offering.
Only produced from Grand Cru vineyards, this ripe wine offers yellow fruit flavors cut by dry tangy citrus acidity. It's full in the mouth, with a creamy mousse and attractive freshness. The wine, with its hints of toast as well as fruit, is ready to drink.
Score: 91, Roger Voss, February 1, 2016
Hints of graphite and spice accent the juicy palate of Honeycrisp apple, candied kumquat, chalk and gingersnap biscuit in this tightly knit, racy Champagne, ending with a firm finish. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2018. 270 cases imported.
Score: 90, Alison Napjus, October 15, 2015
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