Laherte Frères Brut Nature Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
AG 92
JG 91
W&S 91
WA 90
12.0% ABV
Item # 338121

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750ml
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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$55 list] The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs marries power with energy to a degree I have not seen before here. In this edition, the Brut Nature is decidedly powerful and broad, with less of the tension seen in some previous releases. It's as if all the Chardonnay flavors have been turned up to the maximum. Orange peel, apricot, chamomile and spice are some of the many notes that fill out the layers. The current release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015, all done in neutral oak. Zero dosage. Disgorged: February, 2020. Drink: 2020-2026. (Nov 2020)"

91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Aurélien Laherte’s current release of Blanc de Blancs non-vintage Brut Nature hails from the superb base year of 2015, with half of the blend made up of reserve wines from the previous two years. As is customary for him, he ages his vins clairs for fully six months in barrel prior to blending and bottling for aging on their fine lees. The new Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature is lovely, wafting from the glass in a mix of pear, apple, a touch of almond, chalky soil tones, bread dough and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with good acids, elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. Aurélien Laherte picks his grapes at greater ripeness level for this bottling, which gives excellent depth of fruit to buffer the acids in this non-dosé wine. 2019-2040. (May/Jun 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "[$55 list] You have to love acidity to appreciate this wine, its fruit on the underside of ripeness, so brisk it might make you shudder. The austerity—some would say bitterness—is cushioned by touches of fresh cream, almond and crunchy apple flavors. For oysters. (Dec 2018)"

90 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Disgorged in November 2018, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is showing nicely, mingling aromas of lemon oil, white flowers, crushed chalk and verbena. Medium to full-bodied, bright and chalky, it's elegant and precise, with a pretty core of fruit, racy but integrated acids and a bright, mineral finish. Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2020)"
92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$55 list] The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs marries power with energy to a degree I have not seen before here. In this edition, the Brut Nature is decidedly powerful and broad, with less of the tension seen in some previous releases. It's as if all the Chardonnay flavors have been turned up to the maximum. Orange peel, apricot, chamomile and spice are some of the many notes that fill out the layers. The current release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015, all done in neutral oak. Zero dosage. Disgorged: February, 2020. Drink: 2020-2026. (Nov 2020)"

91+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Aurélien Laherte’s current release of Blanc de Blancs non-vintage Brut Nature hails from the superb base year of 2015, with half of the blend made up of reserve wines from the previous two years. As is customary for him, he ages his vins clairs for fully six months in barrel prior to blending and bottling for aging on their fine lees. The new Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature is lovely, wafting from the glass in a mix of pear, apple, a touch of almond, chalky soil tones, bread dough and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and beautifully balanced, with good acids, elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. Aurélien Laherte picks his grapes at greater ripeness level for this bottling, which gives excellent depth of fruit to buffer the acids in this non-dosé wine. 2019-2040. (May/Jun 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "[$55 list] You have to love acidity to appreciate this wine, its fruit on the underside of ripeness, so brisk it might make you shudder. The austerity—some would say bitterness—is cushioned by touches of fresh cream, almond and crunchy apple flavors. For oysters. (Dec 2018)"

90 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Disgorged in November 2018, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is showing nicely, mingling aromas of lemon oil, white flowers, crushed chalk and verbena. Medium to full-bodied, bright and chalky, it's elegant and precise, with a pretty core of fruit, racy but integrated acids and a bright, mineral finish. Drink: 2020-2030. (Sep 2020)"
Product SKU 338121
Producer Laherte Frères
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.0%
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