Jérôme Prévost La Closerie Les Béguines Champagne 2015

My favourite Champagne, so take that as a caveat, and the bottle was shared through the extended family for pa pa’s significant birthday today. To add to the complexity, I bought three bottles in Australia, but this one was from Switzerland, as the price at Globus was just too darn appealing. Single, small site, organic farmed, pinot meunier, no additions, low yield, dry. Produced every single year. It’s the anti-Champagne Champagne, and so darn (vinous) and good. The 2015 (LC15 on bottle) is very lean and racy.

Outstanding Champagne of velocity, freshness, lean-powerful feel. It shows faint but floral and apply in perfume, with a cast of chalk-talc-granite minerals chiming in. The palate is knife-edge stuff, with saline acidity underpinning tight and tart green apple flavours with a similar cast of granite-slate-talc mineral character. There’s faint savouriness too, nuts and ginger and marzipan sort of thing. It’s complex, energetic and so very delicious. Beyond that, it just has this sense of high quality, finesse and individuality. Hard to miss. I try not to.

Importer: Bibendum

Tasted : JUN18
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $180
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2018 - 2028

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