Jean Lallement Champagne
JEAN LALLEMENT Champagne Brut Grand Cru
October 27, 2018
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R GEOFFROY Champagne Cuvee Volupte
October 27, 2018

VARNIER-FANNIERE Champagne  Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Brut   

Retail Price: $61

Value Rating: 3

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: October 26, 2018
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DDWA Score: 90

Very Good Value


Delicious Grand Cru, Cotes des Blancs Champagne. However, it’s delicious in a different way than you may expect. Instead of crisp, chalky and “racy,” this is more lush, round and what I call friendly. Could be the lower pressure of the wine, equating to less bubbly. Could be the vintages, 2014 and 2015, in this cuvée. In any event, you’ll like the ripe apple, citrus, pear, fig and peach flavors along with some tarragon, basil and sweet cream sensations in the Varnier Fanniere Champagne. Consider this to be more like a (still) Burgundy than the other Champagnes I recommend.

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