Champagne Lombard extra brut får Top-betyg från Wine Enthusiast. 90 POÄNG!

I Wine Enthusiast stora champagnegenomgång i December 2017 fick Champagnehuset Lombard full pott. Lombard extra bru premier cru blanc de noir kammade hem hela 90p vilket är ett mycket högt betyg.

Champagne review Décembre 2017

Brut Nature Verzenay Grand Cru : 94 pts

A dry wine to be sure, although one with great fruit as well as a rich texture from the 80% Pinot Noir in the blend. It is e crisp elegant wine with its citrus and apple flavors along with a fine tight acidity. This bottling is still young and, like any dry Champagne, needs to age. Drink from 2018.

Brut Nature Cramant Grand Cru : 94 pts

Dense chalk soil gives this wine its intense minerality and acidity. It is one of series of Champagnes from three major Chardonnay villages in the Côte des Blancs. With its floral character, white fruit and citrus flavors and still-young acidity, it is a champagne to age. Drink this bottling, disgorged in 2016, from 2019.

Brut Nature Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru : 94 pts

Here is one of a series of Champagnes from three major Chardonnay villages in the Côte des Blancs. Le Mesnil has some of the top Champagne vineyards and this wine shows the quality of the terroir with its tight minerality and intense acidity balanced by the ripe lemon and grapefruit flavors. Drink now.

Brut Nature Chouilly Grand Cru : 93 pts

This impressive wine comes from the northernmost of the Grand Cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, where the chalk soil contains more clay. This gives a wine with weight and fine fruitiness. The hints of toast are just showing through the citrus fruits indicating that the wine is just ready to drink.

Brut Nature Grand Cru Millésime 2008 : 93 pts

With some age, this bone-dry wine has softened and filled out. There’s still a lemon aroma as well as crisp acidity on the palate, but they are less tight now, rounded and with a fine balance fruit and acidity. It is still a year of maturity, so wait until 2018.

Brut Nature Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs : 93 pts

This is an impressive wine. From the floral aromas to the crisp mineral-driven texture, the wine is tense, structured and very stylish. The apple, green plu and nervy texture are a piece with the Chardonnay fruit from some of the finest villages in the Côte des Blancs. Drink the wine now.

Brut Nature Grand Cru : 91 pts

With an attractive toasty aroma, this wine is rich and delicious. It is one of this producer’s nonvintage blends, a very superior marriage between Grand Cru grapes from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. With apple, toast and lemon flavors it is dry and ready to drink.

Extra-Brut Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs : 90 pts

Only recently disgorged in july 2017, this bottling is still young. It is structured with a hint of tannin as well as a steely tight texture. It is going to develop into a fine wine, rich and with a blend of apple and ripe pear flavors. Drink this bottling from late 2018.