2016 Larmandier Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand cru Les Chemins d’Avize

2016 Larmandier Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand cru Les Chemins d’Avize

$149.00

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No press on this one yet, but it is a knockout, the classical 2016s are right in the Larmandier wheelhouse, as the Terre de Vertus illustrates……

“The 2014 Extra Brut Les Chemins d’Avize Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is fabulous. Rich, ample and potent, the 2014 possesses tremendous density from start to finish. Apricot, spice, dried flowers, graphite and lemon confit all build in a Champagne of enormous resonance. The pedigree here is evident. Chemins d’Avize is a blend from the Chemin de Plivot and Chemin de Flavigny lieux-dits. It was vinified in neutral oak and bottled with dosage of two grams per liter. Disgorged: June, 2021.” 95 Antonio Galloni for the 2014, NOT THE 2016 OFFERED HERE.

“The 2014 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Les Chemins d’Avize continues to show brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, freshly baked bread, white flowers, fresh mint, pastry cream and blanched almonds. Full-bodied, layered and vinous, it’s chiseled and concentrated, with racy acids, chalky structure and a long, saline finish. This is a terrific bottle that exemplifies the Larmandier-Bernier style.” 96 William Kelley for the 2014, NOT THE 2016 OFFERED HERE