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Aubry Fils Premier Cru BrutBlend from France

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  • 91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 91 Wine & Spirits
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91

"(45% pinot meunier, 25% pinot noir and 25% chardonnay, with the rest arbanne, petit meslier and fromenteau; disgorged in April, 2013): Bright straw. Pungent aromas of Meyer lemon, pear and fig, with a gingery accent adding lift. Sappy, penetrating citrus fruit and floral flavors are given a refreshingly bitter character by notes of pear skin and peach pit, with a waxy note coming up on the back half. A smoky nuance lingers on the finish, which shows very good clarity and length. Fifty-five percent of this blend is from 2010 and the rest is reserve wines, mostly from a solera that was begun in 1998." (12/13)

91 Wine & Spirits

"This is not your typical non-vintage Brut. The Aubry brothers include ancient indigenous varieties, which make up five percent of the blend; pinot meunier accounts for 45 percent, the balance in equal parts pinot noir and chardonnay. Nearly half of the blend is reserve wine, half of that coming from a solera made up of vintages going back to 1998. If all that seems complicated, the wine is not. Instead, it tastes like an essential Champagne, with scents of chalk, oyster mushroom, pear skin and lemon pulp creating a bold surround-sound of flavor. There's purity to the expression and a healthy weight to the wine. Pour it with sea bass roasted with chanterelles." (12/13)

Product Detail

Item # 49853
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

91 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

91 - Wine & Spirits

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV 12.0%
Varietal(s) Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Arbanne, Petit Meslier
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic, Biodynamic, and Sparkling
Taste flower, pear, apple, ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose flower, pear, apple, barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, vanilla, floral, almond and citrus