Vincent d'Astrée Équinoxe Premier Cru (Sparkling white)

  • 2005

    91 Vincent d'Astrée Équinoxe Premier Cru (Sparkling white)

    Soft golden lemon yellow. Autolysis with sourdough intensity and beautiful orchard fruit on the nose. Very elegant on the palate, combining that same uber-ripe orchard fruit, dark plum compote, red apples and the fresh crunchiness of black currants and well-integrated phenolic weight following through. Really beautiful lasting acidity and extraction with crisp, clean almost saline, chalky phenolic acidity on the finish with melon sweetness and smoothness rounding up the length. I'm already imagining this with apple crumble and just a hint of custard.
    Tasted 2022-10-03