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A big, full-bodied bubbly, featuring graphite, toast, lemon and nut aromas and flavors. Balanced, with an assertive finish. Will improve with a few months of cellaring. Drink now through 2009.
Duval-Leroy has its finger on the consumer hot button; this is what most people conjure up in their mental palate when the word Champagne pops up. Full, almost fleshy, and richly delicious, this is not the most complex or elegant bottle. But in terms of delivering big, friendly flavor at a fair price, this is the one to beat. I particularly like the way the wine continues to evolve on the back palate; it doesn’t just sit there and grin at you. It smoothly rides into a toasty sunset, waving its big hat.
A full style of wine, with a touch of toast. This is rich, with flavors of white fruits as well as a layer of acidity that comes through. An attractive wine from a firm that is on the way up.
Founded in 1859, Duval-Leroy has been under the direction of owner Carol Duval-Leroy since 1990, and she is one of the few women at the helm of a Champagne house. This full-bodied non-vintage brut uses a 2003 base and blends 75 percent Pinot Noir with 25 percent Chardonnay. The grapes were sourced from 20 different vineyards located on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
A very pretty copper color, just faintly tinged with pink. It?s a sensuous, spicy wine with forward, pretty aromas of strawberry, raspberry and sweet cherry. It doesn?t fade in the mouth; there is real concentration here all the way through. It actually seems to build intensity as it sails into the long, graceful finish.
A firm version, with an open-knit texture and chalky undertow, featuring a subtle mesh of persimmon, white raspberry, honey, blanched almond and apricot notes. Delicate finish. Drink now.
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<p> <p>Duval-Leroy is a large family owned Champagne house headquartered in Vertus in Cote de Blancs. This brut rose's salmon color, created from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, holds one's eye and has hints of amber. Its bouquet releases a wealth of aromas: wild cherries, figs and even a hint of ginger and geranium.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </p>
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