Benoit Marguet NV Brut, Ambonnay (750ml)

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Benoit Marguet NV Brut
Region: Champagne
Sub-Region: Ambonnay
Grape Varietal: Sparkling
Review Score: 91WA, 90V
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

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Half-each Chardonnay and Pinot, Marguet’s NV Brut Reserve Disg. 10/2012 is utterly fascinating in its pungent and savory evocations of bruised apple skin and lemon rind; oyster liquor and kelp, toasted nuts and blond tobacco; sourdough yeasts and singed buckwheat batter. There are white peach and apple to lend a juicy, fruity matrix to the mix on a palate at once creamy and vivacious. This finishes with subtle tartness, persistent pungency, pleasantly sour invigoration, and mouthwatering salinity. It will no doubt be too outrageously out of the mainstream for many wine lovers, but I highly recommend putting some of it to use at your table over the next couple of years.

91 points, (Issue # 1113 - Nov 2013)

Pale gold. Pungent orchard and pit fruit aromas, along with suggestions of lemon curd, dried fig and smoky minerals. Pliant and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering smoky nectarine and poached pear flavors and a touch of buttered toast. A leesy element adds complexity to the smooth, nicely persistent finish, with the figgy note repeating.

90 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Jan 2015)