André Jacquart, Expérience Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru
(at Decanter's July 2017 Grower Champagne Panel Tasting, 01 Mar 2017)
Drinking Window: 2017 - 2023
ME: Bright yellow-gold. Fine Chardonnay maturing well. Excellent harmony & vinosity. SF: Persuasive mousse and very attractive aromatics of summer flowers, honeydew melon and Mirabelle plum. The palate has definition, concentration and amazing, intense fruit character. It somehow draws from the red fruit end of the spectrum despite its white grape provenance. Impressive, if a little oaky. TH: A touch ashy with old lemon peel on the nose. But the palate of vellum and assertive citric fruit has a lovely light weight and subtlety to it. It speaks on its feet, imploring attention, and grows on me.
Expérience Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru