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LALLEMENT,J BT RES G CRU
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Bottle Size: 750ML
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JEAN LALLEMENT BRUT RESERVE GRAND CRU

JOHN GILMAN 91+ POINTS-"The Jean Lallement et Fils “Cuvée Réserve” is a blend of eighty percent Pinot Noir and twenty percent Chardonnay, for Monsieur Lallement’s older parcels, with the average age of the vines thirty years. The vins clairs are fermented in stainless steel and undergo full malolactic fermentation. The domaine has holdings in Verzenay, Verzy and Ludes, with the Cuvée Réserve hailing exclusively from the first two of those villages (hence its grand cru status). The bouquet is deep and youthful, wafting from the glass in a blend of apple, a touch of quince, sourdough, incipient nuttiness and a lovely, complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still quite primary, with snappy acids, fine focus and grip, frothy mousse and a very long, vibrant and still slightly green finish. All this lovely wine needs is a bit more bottle age to blossom, as the constituent components here are excellent, but it is still a bit on the young side for primetime drinking."

WINE ADVOACATE 95 POINTS - "It’s hard to understate how compellingly complex and alluring as well as what an amazing value this is – and that’s when tasted from a relatively recently disgorged bottle!... Black tea and buckwheat smokiness share aromatic attention with intimations of the fresh apple and crabapple, orange and pineapple that go on to inform a lusciously juicy palate infused with black tea and suffused with crushed stone. The mouthwatering saline-sweet savor of scallops that emerges mid-palate, so typically for this address, is here apple wood-smoked. To the aforementioned sense of hidden sweetness (not at all on account of residual sugar, as there are but four grams) is joined, in a profoundly protracted finish, by almond-like nuttiness; maritime alkalinity and salinity; and kisses of candied orange rind and caramelized onion. If this wine doesn’t set your salivary glands pumping, you might want to consult your doctor."
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