Champagne Eric Rodez – Ambonnay

Cuvee Crayeres 60P, 40CH blend of 2007 down to 2002. 25% oak dosage 6g – partial malo 80%.
Marvellous weight and freshness – minerals and spice – great length here – maybe the best version of this so far. For a base cuvee- this is quite extraordinary.

Blanc de Blancs 100CH from 2006 back to 2000. 60% in barrel. dosage 5g
Perfumed and very spicy – unusual to see a pure Chardonnay from Ambonnay – all southern exposure – partial malo of only 30%.

Blanc de Noirs 100PN, from 2006 down to 1999 reserve wines. 35% malo dosage 5g.
Quite a feminine style – lovely red fruit purity – great length – unique. Superb.

Brut Zero 30CH 70PN from 2004 down to 2000 reserve wines. 25% partial malo – dosage 0.
From an older base wine – but similar to the Crayeres – flavour profile is really quite different – really spicy – with floral and dried fruit overtones.Excellent.

Rose 45PN maceration for two days, 30PN, 25CH, dosage 5g, 75% barrel from 2006 back to 2000 reserve wines.
Here with have red fruits, sour cherries all in balance with the Chardonnay component adding some real elegance and finesse.

Millesime 2004. 50PN 50CH 80% in barrel – dosage 5g- partial malo 15%.
A powerfull wine, camomile at the start, apricots and white flowers. Certainly a great vintage and probably better than the 2002. Great length and complexity. Superb.

Cuvee Grand Vintages 30CH 70PN solera from 2004 back to 1995 dosage 4g, 100% barrel no malo.
A very pure expressive nose – minerals with cocoa and coffee notes – hints of sherry – long and intense. Amazing! Standout.

Mystery wine – NV rose from blend 1995, 1993, 1992 and 1990. Dosage 10g.
Disgorged 10 years ago.Caramel and honeyed elements, mushrooms, red fruits, salty chocolate overtones – superb.

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