Champagne Michel Arnould Grand Cru Brut Réserve NV France

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Champagne Michel Arnould Grand Cru Brut Réserve NV France

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Continuing my exploration of well priced and delicious grower Champagnes, here’s another, from Michel Arnould. They have 12 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards in Verzenay. It’s Pinot Noir: although I’m at heart a Blanc de Blancs fan, there are times when some Pinot character is welcome.

Champagne Michel Arnould Grand Cru Brut Réserve NV France
From Verzenay, this is a delicious, well priced grower Champagne that’s 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay (the regular brut is a varietal Pinot Noir). 12% alcohol. It’s taut and focused with nicely dense citrus and ripe apple fruit. This has some spicy warmth and a subtly savoury edge. There are notes of cherries and herbs with just a hint of sweetness, as well as apricot richness. Showing nice complexity, this is quite serious. 92/100 (£24.60 Tanners)

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