Andre Clouet NV Silver Brut Nature - 750ml
Wine With Bok - 9.25/10 Stars
Before I studied the details of the content of the wine, I gave myself a simple test, what’s the grape varietal here? From the nose which was moderately fruit intense, I believe it was Pinot Noir, but the palate confused me somehow, as it was slightly bitter and metallic, but I still insisted it was Pinot Noir. Later I found out it was Pinot Noir blend of Bouzy and Ambonnay from 2008 & 2009. However, the wine had zero dosage (i.e. no sugar added to the champagne), and thus it explained the slightly bitter and metallic note. I find zero dosage champagnes quite interesting, as it revealed the natural beauty of the champagne, as it didn’t go through intensive make up.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - 90 Points
The NV Brut Nature Silver is a focused, linear offering with less overt generosity and creaminess than the Brut Grande Reserve. Here the fruit shows brighter, higher-toned notes, along with flowers, minerals and mint that linger on the powerful close. As delicious as the Brut Nature Silver is, I have a slight preference for the Brut Grande Reserve here. Disgorgement: (unknown). Andre Clouet is based in Bouzy, a village where Pinot Noir speaks with great eloquence, as is evident in these superb, pedigreed Champagnes.
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