Pick of the Launches

23 May, 2018

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International magazine May edition.

CHAMPAGNE ARMAND DE BRIGNAC BLANC DE BLANCS EN MAGNUM

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Brand owner Shawn Carter

RRP £1,650 inc VAT from Selfridges, £1,150 ex VAT (on trade)

Markets UK only

Contact New Generation McKinley, newgenwines.com, +44 (0)20 7928 7300

Champagne Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs en Magnum (12.5% abv) is new from Shawn Carter. The 100% Chardonnay cuvée is made with fruit sourced from both the traditional Chardonnay territory, the Côte des Blancs, and from Montagne de Reims. The resulting Blanc de Blancs is said to have a powerful acidity and lightness, elegantly balanced with suppleness and roundness.

The winemakers chose to set aside a small quantity in a larger format bottle, to study its development and aging. The Blanc de Blancs en Magnum rested for seven years on lees in the cellars in Champagne, and for an additional year on cork.

Tasting note: Creamy, complex and long, the palate shows complex layers of honey, orange blossom, apricot, pineapple and raisins. The bead is delicate and finish very long.





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