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Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007

December 24, 2012
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 0 Comments

White supremacy.

The stellar Villiera Monro Brut 2007 ( wine of show at this year’s Five Nations Wine Challenge, 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013) contains not only 34% Pinot Noir but 15% Pinot Meunier in addition to 51% Chardonnay, but in most instances I’m not sure what the red varieties contribute to local bottle-fermented sparkling wine – there’s typically little red fruit character in evidence.

The 100% Chardonnay Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2007 from Bon Courage in Robertson, winner of the 2010 Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge, was mightily impressive yesterday – intense citrus and a hint of brioche, a relatively lazy mousse, driving acidity. Pure, focussed and still youthful. Score: 17/20.

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