Alfred Gratien Brut NV
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Wine SpectatorBold and assertive, showing slightly smoky, nutty accents to the ripe, layered fruit flavors. Distinctive in aroma, and crisp but lingering on the finish. 16,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocatePure, ripe and intense on the pretty elegant nose, which delivers flavors of brioche, pain aux raisins and vanilla, the barrel-fermented Alfred Gratien NV Brut is a remarkably good Champagne. Based on the 2010 vintage and 30% reserve wines, the current cuvée blends 50% Pinot Noir and Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. Fresh and well structured, with fine tannins and a nice minerality, this is a lovely, round and refined Brut with a pretty complex finish. The wine was disgorged in December 2015 with ten grams of dosage (L16018 ).
Wine EnthusiastA dry, tight style of wine, with fresh grapefruit and lime flavors. It could do with some bottle age to allow the fruit to shed some of its intense acidity.