Champagne Esprit Blanc de Blancs, Baron-Fuenté
From the warmer Aube vineyards in the south of Champagne, this wine is rich and full of creamy fruit. There's a touch of chalky minerality to its texture, giving it a tight edge. Aged in a bottle to bring out a toasty aftertaste, it's ready to drink now. (RV) (6/2017) 92 points Wine Spectator
Creamy in texture, with mouthwatering acidity enlivening rich notes of bread dough, black currant, lemon curd, pastry cream, and blanched almonds. Shows fine balance and length.
This unique, all Chardonnay Champagne comes from a nine-and-a-half acre single vineyard in Saacy-sur-Marne called the Chantemanche. It might be the most western vineyard site in all of Champagne, and is actually so far west that it is in the Paris district, on the very edge of Champagne. It is aged for three years on the lees with reserve wines from three previous harvests. This creamy, nutty Blanc de Blancs is seamless, integrated, and has a good, refreshing lift on the finish.