Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 90
Grape Variety:Chardonnay


Champagne de Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2003



Champagne de Castelnau Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France 2003

An impressive and surprising fizz from the warm Champagne de Castelnau Blanc de Blancs 2003 vintage. The 100% Chardonnay fruit comes from crus on the Montagne de Reims (Trepail, Ludes, Villers-Marmery, Verzy, Tauxierre and Rilly) and a number from the Cotes des Blancs, including Chouilly and le Mesnil-sur-Oger). It certainly has bags of personality, aroma and flavour. Nor is it short on acidity. Having spent eleven years on the lees, there’s a compote of creamy, hazelnut, candied citrus fruits and a dry, toasty, savoury finish. Fresh, balanced and expansive, this has real length and texture. Delicious now and for the next four years. Sadly, only 11,000 bottles were made.

Alc 12%

Price UK £43.00 [2002] Spirited Wines,

Taster John Stimpfig