Charles Ellner Brut Seduction 2002
"Racy acidity frames the creamy bead and flavors of baked peach, Key lime pie, pastry dough and hints of marzipan and kumquat in this powerful version. Very expressive, with a fine bead and a zesty finish...93" WS 10/12 "Bright yellow. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of poached pear, melon, mango and tangerine, with a buttery nuance gaining power with air. Pliant, palate-coating orchard and pit fruit flavors are braced by a bright citrus zest quality and show very good depth. A dusty mineral note come up on the spicy, persistent finish, which features a gentle vanilla note. This Champagne has the heft to handle richer foods...91" IWC 11/12 "An attractively fresh nose of green apple, pear and lemon peel merges into foamy, delicious and vibrant flavors that possess acceptable but not truly distinguished complexity on the appealingly dry finish that offers average length. This is perfectly good if not special..." BH 10/12
It is interesting to note that "Charles Emile ELLNER" the founder of the House, began acquiring small vineyards in Epernay while he was at the start of a career as a professional "riddler". This marked the beginning of his adventure in the world of "Champagne" In addition to the work of cultivating his vines, his independent nature and his passion for wine led him to vinify and blend his wines and to sell them to a private clientele.