Pommery

 Brut Royal Champagne

Brut

France: Champagne

Offer Expired:Jul 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Baron of Bubbles

What could make today’s outstanding Pommery Brut Royal Champagne any better? How about a beautiful blue gift box and classic Champagne stopper?

Hailing from one of the top Champagne houses in Reims, France, today’s wine is what a great bottle of bubbles should taste like. Light and crisp, yet overflowing with notes of exotic fruit and flower petals, today’s wine is a true marvel. A well respected winemaker at our recent tasting panel couldn’t get enough of it, and kept remarking that each successive sip brought out even more expressive flavors.

We offer today’s wine with our boldest recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Pale straw yellow throughout the glass, with the tiniest of bubbles trailing along the edges.

Smell:

Light and crisp on the nose, with Meyer lemon, wild strawberry, lime leaf, lemon peel, vanilla bean, warm baking spices, a hint of buttery brioche, subtle dried herbs, and white flower petal.

Taste:

Expressive flavors that deepen and evolve the longer the wine is in the glass. A touch of exotic fruits, highlighted by guava, banana, and pineapple, leads the way on the palate. These are quickly trailed by hints of Granny Smith apple, subtle dried dark fruit, white tea, sweet vanilla, and the faintest kiss of clove.

Finish:

Incredibly elegant and luxurious, with a very fine plume of mousse. The finish is lengthy, with a bright acidity and beautifully crisp mouthfeel.

Pairing:

A shrimp and sugar snap pea risotto, served with an almond-basil pesto.

What the Winery Says

Refinement, perfection, magic, and respect for tradition and innovation are the terms that qualify Pommery’s style. It’s Brut Royal draws its essence from vivacity, freshness, and finesse. The palate is elegant and vibrant. Initial notes of berries. The wine is round, ample, and delicate, with a nice finish. Clear end notes without any dryness. This wine is harmonious and never grows tiresome to the palate.

90 Point Wine Spectator Review Balanced and well-meshed, with a firm backbone of acidity and subtle notes of poached apple, blanched almond and brioche. Moderate finish.

Stephen Tanzer Review Yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of pear skin, yellow plum and spices. Lively orchard fruit and citrus flavors show a slight hard edge but possess good depth. Dry and somewhat stern on the tangy finish.

Accolades
90 Points - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Champagne, France
Fruit Variety
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay
ABV
12.5

About the Winery

Pommery’s invention of Brut Champagne

Refinement, perfection, magic, and respect for tradition and innovation are the terms that qualify Pommery’s style. It’s Brut Royal draws its essence from vivacity, freshness, and finesse.

Offer Expired:Jul 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price