Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur NV
The champagne of James Bond (the movie version) never disappoints. Full bodied, generous, with gorgeous mousse. Works with food or canapés. It's the BMW of champagne - reliable, sexy, luxurious with perfection in the detail.
Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites.
Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food.
Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.
Limes, lemon and ginger on the nose. Very acidic attack, with a powerful mousse of bubbles. Nice quince flavors with a clean soft biscuit note. Soft finish on gentle sugars which give it honeysuckle hint. Tasted at Tengley Oaks. 1 million magnums of this are in the cellars, some of this wine is barrel aged, which is rare for a Champagne of this level. 60% pinot noir lends acidity to this big, bold chamapagne.
Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012
Champagne as good as it gets. Bond. James Bond loves it too. And so far it's the best thing I ever tasted. Looks like Gold and is rather affordable. My best friend has a 2000 vintage waiting for a special day to celebrate life and live it. Long Finish
External Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur
This is firm and tightly knit, with a backbone of steely acidity, showing a fine, creamy texture that imparts an overall sense of finesse to the layers of poached apple, mille-feuille, black currant, kumquat and honey, showing hints of ground spice and smoky mineral. Drink now through 2020.
People think Champagne is a delicate start to a meal. But Bollinger is yeasty and brawny enough to pair with roast chicken or even steak.
Finely balanced between fruit and minerality, this layers tart red fruit, crème caramel and juicy pear in a long chalk line of flavor. It’s fresh and bright on one level, rich and sumptuous underneath — a brilliant blend that would fit any occasion.
A combination of freshness and maturity highlight this medium-bodied bubbly. The flavors evoke toast, nuts and citrus, while the vivid acidity keeps it all focused. Drink now through 2004.
Richness is all in this latest release of Special Cuvee, a complex and supple blend based on red grapes (60 percent pinot noir and 15 percent meunier with the balance in chardonnay). Structured by reserve wines aged in magnum bottles, this winersquo;s texture unfolds with layers of flavor, from subtle Marcona almond to dark-toned apricot and brighter lemon. Itrsquo;s cream, saturated and delicious, balanced for current drinking and built to age.
Scents of apple blossoms and cream set this on a bright white line of flavor, subtly rich, brisk and refreshing. Itandrsquo;s unfettered by any earthiness but chalk. A great release of Special Cuvandeacute;e: Bollinger in top form.
This latest release of Special Cuveandeacute; holds closely to the house style. The bold, brisk and staid first taste may transport you to an oak-paneled menandrsquo;s club. Itandrsquo;s all of a piece. sweet and gamey with a hard, sharp acidity, taut with exceptional effervescence. A robust aperitif.
Food Pairings for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur
Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the Brut Majeur is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great style and complexity. Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, predominantly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine its appealing fruitiness and roundness.
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
41,665 cases made produced.
Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.
|Sugar: 8.5 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 4.6 grams per liter|
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