Jacques Picard, Brut Nature, Champagne, France
(at Decanter's July 2017 Grower Champagne Panel Tasting, 01 Mar 2017)
Drinking Window: 2017 - 2020
Lively colour and mousse, with almost resinous, oily aromatics betraying oak ageing, alongside lemon and yellow plum. The palate is energetic with a touch of mineral, and an undertow of deep but expressive fruits. It lacks some weight and architectural precision to support its grand design.
25% Pinot Meunier