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Gaston Chiquet Brut Blanc de Blancs d'Ay 2008
Fruity with hints of citrus and honey, fine and long in the mouth, very balanced.
The 2008 Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ, in the magnum late-release, is an absolutely gorgeous wine that brings together the natural richness of Aÿ with plenty of vintage 2008 vibrancy. Dried pear, crushed flowers, mint and spice infuse the 2008 with striking layers of nuance. Aÿ is, of course, best known for Pinot, but in a few choice spots Chardonnay shines, as it does here. Chiquet's Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ is once again one of the most singular wines in all of Champagne. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged: March, 2018.
Score: 93, Antonio Galloni, December 2019
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