Philippe Lancelot, Les bas de Saran Grand Cru Champagne Extra Brut 2008, France
Tasting Note: A chardonnay-based, Grand Cru Champagne that is filled with angularity and precision.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity nose of brioche, golden apple, green pear, biscuit and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Champagne has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a lemon-citrus-infused, medium-plus finish.
The complex midpalate combines green-fruit and a yeasty character in nearly equal balance.
A fine Champagne with racy acidity that acid lovers will adore, and so did my husband on his birthday today.
Bottle Note: Chardonnay. Disgorged: 03/2018. Vintage 2008. Dosage 6.5 g/L.
Price: $52 (I paid $40)
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: January 3, 2022