This little-known house is turning out some fine bubbly. This is an intense, brooding wine, filled with dark toast and meat, earth and soy complexities. It’s a big, mouth-filling wine, creamy and rich, finishing long. Seems mature already, so drink up.
Mature, yet still quite lively, this less-familiar luxury bottling deserves more attention and is worth the hunt. The full apple, hay and earth bouquet is accented by dark, rich, almost meaty notes. It displays an even bead, lovely balance, and a full but not heavy mouthfeel with dried fruit flavors and caramel accents. An impressive bottling that closes long and…
Light in color, but full of zest. De Saint Gall is an underrated producer that delivers the goods year after year. Here the scent of vanilla sets the stage for light, pure flavors if banana, pear, anise and cinnamon. It's a little lean but in no way mean. Perfect balance and acidity render it beyond ordinary.
Light and airy on the bouquet, with lovely rosemary and other green-herb notes. Zippy acids deliver flavors of pear and candied apple right to the precipice of one’s palate. And even if it finishes a bit tangy and shrill, it’s got great feel and purity.
Round, yeasty and rich, with apple and lemon flavors that are perfectly bolstered by almond and butterscotch. Once in the mouth you notice some weight and drive. It’s a persistent wine, with plenty of body and a solid acidic core.
Dough, vanilla, apple and citrus aromas open to a smooth palate offering similar flavors with smoky, spicy accents. Quite fizzy; there’s a slightly soft quality to it, and a tangy element enters on the finish of this charming easy drinker.
Young and sharp, with initial saline aromas that quickly improve and change to pear and pine. Precise flavors of green apple and citrus run long and snappy, as full-force acids drive it to the finish. Very tight and narrow in body, but with impeccable freshness and not much sugar.
Biscuit aromas are a good starter for this bone-dry Champagne, which works because of bottle aging. It is crisp, full of biscuit tastes with some green fruits. It also has a tannic structure; piercingly dry overall. Imported by De Saint Gall.