Immediately after opening still very closed. Almost no aromas. 4 hours later (the bottle should be empty by then) still no aromas, maybe some earthy ones. In the mouth it's mainly acidity. Towards the end it turns a little bit bitter. Rather long aftertaste, but with the bitterness it is not really enjoyable. Forget about the hype and taste this champagne before buying it. And think what nice wines you could buy for that money. I will never buy this champagne again.
It's got this amazing LEVITY about it and green apple notes. Done organically and biodynamically, which doesn't mean much when it comes to wine (if the wine is made with care from the best grapes anyway) so perhaps more importantly, this wine is made by a woman named Anne Claude Leflaive to her exacting standards.
Enjoyed it very much, 4out of 5.
External Reviews for Larmandier-Bernier Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus Bl. de Blancs Premier Cru
This 91 point Champagne is fresh from the importer and ready for your cellar.
A blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot noir, which has yeasty, biscuity characters, a creamy mid-palate, finesse, delicacy and gentle, dry zesty acidity
Smells quite mature. Tight knit and complex. Very satisfying despite the lack of added sugar. Really dense and intellectual. A fair price if this is the sort of champagne youre after. (Krugish.) 18/20 Jancis Robinson. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Nature Terre de Vertus Cuvee Non Dose 750ml
Firm, chalky acidity structures this on the austere side of the spectrum, but the wine finds balance with green apple, pear and lemon cake flavors. Finely textured, with a mineral note that lingers on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2019. -AN Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Nature Terre de Vertus Cuvee Non Dose 750ml
($70) Deep pink. Musky redcurrant and strawberry on the nose, with exotic licorice and violet qualities adding interest. Fleshy red fruit flavors offer impressive depth, with a firming edge of amaro-like bitterness carrying through the finish. This i... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Rose de Saignee Premier Cru 750ml
A deeply hued rosé, dry and spicy, with a subtle weave of black cherry, currant, biscuit and grapefruit zest flavors, backed by firm, integrated acidity and a smoky mineral thread that lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2016. -AN Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Rose de Saignee Premier Cru 750ml
A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Tradition Premier Cru Extra Brut 750ml