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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.
Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche and citrus with a balanced mouthfeel and lively bubbles; ends with a crisp, dry finish.
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.
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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