Jean Velut Blanc De Blancs Brut

"The Velut NV Brut Blanc de Blanc de Montgueux L0940 delivers a striking nose and refreshing palate impression of lime and lemon laced with ginseng, white pepper, and salt. It delivers a creamy texture and mouth-coating richness without losing brightly citric snap and refreshment, and allied to a chalkiness that calls to mind a dense, cool block. The palate-staining finish offers not just saliva-inducement but genuine complexity in its expression of fleur de sel, while chalk, citrus, and herbs cavort in near-kaleidoscopic array. This beauty represents outstanding value for its appellation and will, I suspect, remain deliciously fascinating for another 4-5 years." [+]