GF 11.5.12 Velkomstchampagne nr. 2:
Ivrig vinøs champagne, litt rart mellom parti og Are mente denne ikke var i toppform. Frisk og god i munnen, men litt off. Har hatt bedre flasker av denne. 81 poeg.
Denne flasken hadde ikke baketikett. En annen flaske drukket uken etter på 17.mai var betydelig friskere og bedre. Den hadde denne baketiketten. Hovedårgang 2003. Degorgert 2010.
Fra bloggen madwine;
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Lieu-dit: Côte de Béchalin” – 0,737 ha
Location: Celles-sur-Ource southwest exposure
Production: 2.000 bottles per year
Dosage: 0 g/l
Glass: Spiegelau Adina Red Wine (Water goblet)
Almost, means – that I have in fact tasted it before in another vintage (2003) and written a small notice, when I visited Cédric in April-2011. Until vintage 2004, the wine has been made from a close friend of the family. From ‘04 Cédric makes the wine himself. Since the first release of La Parcelle, the 1999 vintage, the Champagne has been sold exclusively in Japan and later in US. Slowly the wine has become more accessible around the world, but like always with the Champagnes of Cédric Bouchard, the wines are produced in microscopically numbers.
The similarities are again a Champagne with staggering level of purity. It’s a clean cut diamond, which sparkles with clarifying sensorial sweet fruit, black cherries, currant perfumes and wrapped in Cédric’s always sleek corset where delicacy are brought to a sensational level. The trademark of his Champagnes are breeds capturing their own dimension and La Parcelle is no exception.
Where it takes on it’s own agenda – especially compared vs Les Ursules are more yellow fruits, flowers and ginger. The structure is also different – feeling even silkier. I don’t always believe in what is best – but you could say Les Ursules are somewhat deeper, more structure, compact and complex.
Having said that – I absolutely adored it, especially how it orchestrated the tonality between Pinot, yellow fruits and this lovely subtle ginger appeal. This I have not seen before from Cédric Bouchard and in fact it pairs even better with food than Les Ursules because of this.