Georges Laval, Cuvée Les Chênes 2009, Champagne, France
Tasting Note: Ultimately an elegant champagne from a quality producer.
This golden-colored champagne composed of 100% chardonnay has aromas of medium-browned toast and caramel.
On the palate there is under ripe green fruit and under ripe orange.
The champagne is medium in acidity and body with a medium-plus finish that shows complexity and depth of flavor. The wine climaxes at the 80% point of the taste with soft acidity and yeasty burnt toast on the finish.
Importer: Transatlantic Bubbles, Woodbridge, Connecticut
Tasted: Georges Laval Wine Dinner at Olea Restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut
Tasting Date: November 9, 2015