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2003 Champagne Tarlant Brut Réserve (750ml)
Producer: Champagne Tarlant tarlant.com
Appellation: Champagne - France (AOC)
Type: sparkling white
Varietal: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated ( vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 1, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
" This wine is creamy and rich but still light and refreshing... The scores of dancing bubbles invite you to come back for more. It has primary fruit flavors and warm bread aromas to charm you, and the length to convince the pickiest Champagne critics. Tarlant is one of a handful of 'cult' producers in Champagne, but unlike most other 'cult' producers, they have been around for a while- since 1687. This wine is a blend of '97, '98 and '99, with the two older vintages stored in wood vats prior to bottling. The varietal blend is Pinot Noir (1/3), Pinot Meunier (1/3), Chardonnay (1/3). All of the fruit comes from hillside vineyards in Oeuilly in the Vallee de la Marne. The Tarlant family uses organic practices in the vineyard- but they are very coy about calling themselves organic, no doubt due to the family's prominence in the vignerons association in Champagne. (Gary Westby, Champagne and Sherry Buyer)"