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
Crisp and minerally, with citrus-like acidity and flavors of Key lime pie, verbena, fresh-cut quince and fresh ginger. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2015. -AN Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru Extra Brut 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.
Crisp and minerally with citrus-like acidity and flavors of Key lime pie verbena fresh-cut quince and fresh ginger. Creamy finish. Drink now through 2015. -AN Wine Spectator.
Light yellow-gold. Fresh tangerine and pit fruit aromas are complicated by notes of honeysuckle and chalky minerals. Sappy and smooth in texture, with impressive depth to the tangy citrus flavors. Gains weight and heft with air and shows excellent... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru Extra Brut 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 Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Tradition Premier Cru Extra Brut 750ml
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