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Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut NV

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Providing a perfect balance between finesse and power, it draws out flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, expressing its subtle, melt-in-the-mouth vinosity.

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Duval-Leroy:
Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of ... Read more
Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to DUVAL-LEROY champagnes. Headed by Carol Duval-Leroy since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses. Read less
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Member Reviews for Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
4.00 5
03/02/2012

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!


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.50 5
07/30/2009

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.


Snooth User: kevchan
6294237
3.00 5
09/24/2007

Good value for money champers, not particularly distinctive though


Snooth User: WineForNewbies2
99493160
4.00 5
11/29/2009

Really enjoyed this wine, but not sure the pretty bottle is worth the extra price.


Snooth User: AdamRobert
3186285
3.50 5
09/21/2007

Fairly singular, but absolutely delicious brut champagne that won't kill your wallet.


Snooth User: azhou
719559155
3.50 5
01/06/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
11/07/2012

Firm, with a lively bead and a well-meshed range of smoky mineral, white peach, candied lemon zest, biscuit and pickled ginger notes. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
01/03/2012

Located in the Cocirc;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.


External Review
10/06/2012

An elegant wine, with a delicate grain and subtle, citrusy acidity. Offers flavors of yellow apple, clementine and licorice snap, with hints of marzipan and coconut and a fresh, creamy finish. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
06/07/2011

Much drier than many non-vintage Champagnes, this is full of crisp grapefruit flavors, lively green fruits, and a touch of bready yeast. It is a deliciously fresh wine, dancing across the palate.


External Review
06/07/2011

Apple and bread dough flavors mark this Champagne, which shows a touch of honey. Medium-bodied, with moderate length. Tails off a little on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
06/07/2011

A beautiful bubbly. Firm, dry and intensely flavored, offering candied berry, vanilla pastry, honey and hazelnut notes wrapped in an elegant frame. It releases the flavors in a well-defined, appealing manner. Fine length and aftertaste. Drink now through 2998.


External Review
01/03/2012

This rich, sumptuous bubbly is marked by clover honey, candied citrus and hints of malt and mineral. Itrsquo;s beautifully integrated, with medium weight and a lingering, ginger-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2010.


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Providing a perfect balance between finesse and power, it draws out flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, expressing its subtle, melt-in-the-mouth vinosity.

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