Glod Blin (RC – Récoltant Co-opérateur), Brut, Bouleuse, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, NV
This wine: age unknown, but colour and aroma/flavour profile suggest extended time in cellar, perhaps 6-8 years; natural mushroom cork closure, 12% abv, €unknown, a welcome gift (2013)
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity gold, showing small-sized bubbles and tears.
Nose: clean, with a medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas of toast, malt, thick honey, roast hazelnut, warm rising malty dough, with peppery and creamy/buttery nuances.
Palate: a dry wine, medium (+) acidity, medium alcohol and a full body, medium (+) intensity, with flavours of malt, toast, biscuits – caramelised and ginger, hint of chopped dried citrus peel. A creamy mousse, with a long persistence, and a long length.
Quality: outstanding quality, rich concentrated and quite complex, with a range of unfolding notes, acidity and alcohol are well-balanced, and well-balanced overall. Concentrated flavours mirrored in the long length.