The lemon and chalk notes are offset by vanilla and honey in this racy Champagne. Dry in style, this needs food, or a little time, yet it leaves a ... Read more
Generous and creamy — a masterpiece of a wine. Read more
Coiled like a spring, this Champagne’s pear, floral and bread dough notes show depth and length, and there’s richness to balance the firm structure... Read more
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The lemon and chalk notes are offset by vanilla and honey in this racy Champagne. Dry in style, this needs food, or a little time, yet it leaves a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2009 through 2011.
Coiled like a spring, this Champagne’s pear, floral and bread dough notes show depth and length, and there’s richness to balance the firm structure. Drink now through 2002.
Vigorous and firm, this is tightly wound, exhibiting an array of citrus, floral and mineral notes. It’s a little compact now, but the finish lingers, so give it a few months to open up. Drink now through 2005.
A discreet Champagne, this has delicate lemon-lime and ginger scents over a background of sweet cream. Thereandrsquo;s mouthwatering briskness to counteract the sweetness, leaving a sense of complexity and finesse.
A small, family-owned estate in the grand cru village of Oger, Jean Milan adheres firmly to traditional methods, including pressing in a Coquard basket press and riddling by hand. The scent is chalky, with the intensity of a young wine. The texture is firm, with a white fruit flavor that bristles from the acidity. It’s mouthwatering, with a little taste of smoke, for grilled abalone.
We tasted two wines from Jean Milan this year and regrettably, the Spandeacute;cial was corked. it is, in fact, the wine as the Carte Blanche, with a lower dosage (six grams per liter). At ten grams, the dosage on the Carte Blanche establishes a tender interaction with the acidity, which itself is almost electric in the energy it brings to the wine. The flavors are intense, layering pale limestone, pear skin, raw almond and lemon, and they have tremendous presence for a relatively young wine (the current release is a blend of 2004 and andrsquo;05). A mouthwatering contrast of the delicate and the bold, this is hard to resist, especially with oysters.
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