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Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur NV

Winemaker's Notes:

AGEING More than 2.5 years on the lees. After disgorgement, the Brut Majeur rests in the cellars for at least another 3 months.

Ayala:
The origin of the grapes, the selection of only the very best juice (the cuvee), a special gift for blending, long ageing in the cellars and a true passion for wine : these are the elements that guarantee the quality of the champagne made at Ayala. Indeed, Ayala Champagne is above all considered as a wine, a great wine which has to fully express its aromas and its bouquet, a wine for wine lo... Read more
The origin of the grapes, the selection of only the very best juice (the cuvee), a special gift for blending, long ageing in the cellars and a true passion for wine : these are the elements that guarantee the quality of the champagne made at Ayala. Indeed, Ayala Champagne is above all considered as a wine, a great wine which has to fully express its aromas and its bouquet, a wine for wine lovers who share the same passion. That is why the back labels give all the important information about the cuvees as well as the date of disgorgement, wich enables the aficionados to better manage their cellar. Champagne Ayala invites you to discover a very complex range of wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur

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Snooth User: Erica Landin
107367140,624
4.00 5
12/26/2012

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.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
07/26/2009

Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
2.50 5
02/20/2009

Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food.


Snooth User: vrenault
1418611,349
5.00 5
07/03/2012

Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.50 5
12/19/2009

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
06/30/2012

Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012


Snooth User: LiveTheLife
3593361,068
5.00 5
02/02/2010

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


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External Reviews for Ayala Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Majeur

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/28/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/02/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

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.


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Tasting Notes:

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.

AGEING More than 2.5 years on the lees. After disgorgement, the Brut Majeur rests in the cellars for at least another 3 months.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

41,665 cases made produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 8.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.6 grams per liter

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