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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GARDET
A REPEAT that was previously released on July 11, 2020 at $45.95. I am surprised that the Vintages Catalogue regurgitates a lower-scoring, out-of date review from David Lawrason. I was told by LCBO customers, store consultants, producers and agents they are all being short changed by inappropriate reviews. Anyway, here is my previous note from just four months ago: This reliable house produces the consistent, very user-friendly, Tradition Brut which was previously labeled as Cuvée Saint Flavy (now only on back label). Bright pale straw colour, the bouquet is marked with some gentle mineral notes, a faint hint of honey, a touch of spice and warm ripe apple-lemon fruit along with some slight toasty notes. Dry, medium bodied, slightly spicy, attractive, harmonious, ripe lemon-apple flavours with a lingering, faintly toasty, effervescent, gently complex finish. This non-vintage blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 45% Meunier and 10% Chardonnay has 12% alcohol and 8 g/L residual sugar with number 51K1040G on the lower part of the glass bottle. Although ready-to-drink, it will still evolve and improve in the bottle with another year or so of aging. CSPC 924654
Type Champagne
Agent Vin Glo
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***(91 points)
Not able to taste
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is a fine, friendly, fruit-driven Champagne with mild croissant and almond complexity around freshly baked apple. It is light to mid-weight with active mousse, just a hint of sweetness and very good acidity. The length is very good to excellent. An easy, well-priced reception Champagne that also has some class. Score - 90 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Nov. 2, 2018) Price $ 47.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 14, 2020
Cases bought 227 (6 bottles per case)

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