Light lemon, creamy, medium dry. Yeasty. Light grapefruit and ginger.
Citrus nose, tiny bubbles and bright acidity with a creamy mouthfeel. Elegant and nice finish.
No an expert wine drinker, but this was my wedding wine. It is the best alcoholic drink I've ever had. Like to get a few more to share with family but can not find it anywhere around here in chicago area.
Bright golden toast hue with constantly streaming pinpoint bubbles, and aromas of baked apple-pear tarts with a kiss of citrus; rich flavor notes of biscuits and dried pear dancing over a almost never-ending finish. Great sparkling value!
WD: Duval Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut NV: 80% C, 20% PN, a blend of twenty crus from Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. An obvious lemon sherbet nose. Full, very fresh palate, with firm acidity. A rather sharp mousse, whic fades quickly. Will improve in the short term. Good. 16+/20.
External Reviews for Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut
Duval-Leroy, with 145 years of winemaking under its belt, is managed today by Carol Duval-Leroy. This brut, from winemaker Hervandeacute; Jestin, is a blend of 80 percent Pinot Noir and 20 percent Chardonnay hailing from many different crus, including Vertus, Rilly, Bouzy, Ay and Chouilly. Fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks, and the wine is aged for three years on the lees in caves located in Chalon.
Dry, creamy entry. Lovely interplay between hazelnuts and red berries. Elegant, toasty, balanced. Delicate.
Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche and citrus with a balanced mouthfeel and lively bubbles; ends with a crisp, dry finish.
This rich, sumptuous bubbly is marked by clover honey, candied citrus and hints of malt and mineral. It’s beautifully integrated, with medium weight and a lingering, ginger-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2010.
93WS and #77 Top 100. The ONLY Champagne selected by Wine Spectator in its 2008 Top 100op 100 wines please email for special case price
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 doesnandrsquo;t just sit there and grin at you. It smoothly rides into a toasty sunset, waving its big hat.
Located in the Candocirc;te des Blancs, Champagne Duval-Leroy is known for its Chardonnay-dominated bubblies, but in recent years the house has signed numerous contracts in the Montagne de Reims area of Champagne to increase its Pinot Noir supply. This NV brut blends 75 percent Pinot Noir with 25 percent Chardonnay, with 2005 as its base year (along with 20 percent reserve wines). Grapes were sourced from 15 different crus, about 35 percent of them estate-owned.
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