2010 Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant (750ml)

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2010 Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant
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Disgorged in June 2018, the 2010 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant offers up a bright and detailed bouquet of citrus oil, flowers, white peach, warm bread and a delicate top note of walnut oil that's less pronounced than its delicately oxidative 2009 counterpart. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and satiny, with considerable concentration and old-vine extract, concluding with a long and saline finish.

96 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)

From two parcels in Cremant that total one hectare, this has a very chalky nose with lemon biscuit and some attractively oxidative, nutty, savory elements. The palate has a very silky, elegant and contained feel with long, fresh, lightly spiced lemon-biscuit flavors to close. Very complex. Very distinctive. Drink or hold.

96 points, James Suckling (Sep 2019)

The 2010 Extra Brut Vielle Vigne de Levant Grand Cru is a gorgeous wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Aging on the cork for nearly eight years yields a Champagne with real nuance and complexity. Apricot, honey, dried herbs and wild flowers all grace this super- expressive Champagne. Light tropical overtones suggest the 2010 is more of a medium-term drinker rather than a long-distance runner. The 2010 is in a beautiful spot right now to deliver maximum drinking pleasure. I would not push my luck on aging though. Pierre and Sophie Larmandier craft the Levant from 50-70-year-old vines in Cramant. The 2010 was fermented 60% in neutral barrique and 40% in foudre, and then aged on the cork. Dosage: 2 gr/L. Disgorged: June, 2018.

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Dec 2019)

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This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 03/22/21. 60+ bottles available.

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