Jean Laurent Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (Champagne, France) - [WE 92] [WS 92]

Jean Laurent Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
(Champagne, France) - [WE 92] [WS 92]


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Notes from the winemaker:

Gold. Light. Eternal. Ephemeral. These describe the wines of Jean Laurent. Jean's family has been growing wine in the village of Celles-sur-Ource for more than 1,000 years. The estate is situated in the Aube, an outlying Champagne district south of Marne that shares the same chalky soils as the heart of Champagne and Chablis.

Tasting Notes:
Melon, brioche and honey aromas on the nose, with light floral notes. Fine bubble texture on the palate, ending with a long, lingering finish. Great as an aperitif, or with seafood or rich, white meats such as veal.

Serve With: Serve as an aperitif, or with seafood or white meats.

Vineyards:

39 acres total; 30 Pinot Noir, 9 Chardonnay, no Pinot Meunier. Vines average 20 years in age, with the oldest parcel 50+ years old.
As a RM ("Recoltant Manipulant" - the French term for Grower's Champagne), Jean makes Champagnes exclusively from his own vineyards. Many consumers have begun to favor Grower's Champagne over the Grande Marques labels, which often offer high quality and a true house style, but little in the way of the expression of terroir, as the basic bruts are often blended from a wide range of Champagne districts. Jean Laurent is a prime example of how deeply traditional winemaking, estate-grown fruit, small batch vinification, and a fanatical devotion to quality can result in distinctive Champagnes of individuality and character.

Composition:
100% Chardonnay.

Viticulture: Yields of 5 tons/acre.

Vinification:
Blended from 3 vintages, aged a minimum of 3 years on the yeast.

Ratings & Reviews



92 Points & Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Coming from the warmer Aube region, Laurent's Chardonnay offering is ripe and hinting at yellow fruits while also retaining a steely, mineral character. It is fresh, rich, well textured and ready to drink, crisp and bright at the end." - Roger Voss (12/1/2015)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Elegant overall but with real verve to the firm, acidic frame. Graphite-laced flavors of green pear, biscuit, salted almond and lemon preserves ride the fine, creamy mousse. Disgorged July 2014. Drink now through 2020. 2,500 cases made." – AN (Oct 15, 2015)

89 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Réserve is a very pretty, vinous Champagne with lovely brightness to its fruit and a soft, enveloping personality. Pear, apple, white flowers, smoke and mint are all pushed forward in a soft, inviting Champagne to drink now and over the next few years. Disgorged: July 2015." - Antonio Galloni (November 2015)

88 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Jean Laurent’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Disg. 3/2013 leads with a greenhouse-like sense of flowering and leafing things along with toast, lemon zest, and a whiff of outright yeastiness. Generously apple-y and lemony on a polished palate and with a discreet note of perfectly supportive sweetness, this finishes with toast-, salt, bitter herb- and apple pip-tinged fruit juiciness, bound to give pleasure over at least the coming year." - David Schildknecht (Nov 2013)