Tasted as part of their Futurothèque project: wines not yet released. Three months’ disgorgement . Pale garnet. Smoky nose. Lots to chew on. Still quite astringent at the end of strawberry fruit but it should blossom beguilingly eventually.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2034
The 2009 Rosé Comtes de Champagne is one of the very finest recent editions I can recall. The intensity of both the Pinot and the vintage comes through loud and clear in a vinous, resonant Comtes Rosé that is engaging right out of the gate. Dark red berry fruit, spice, crushed flowers and blood orange are some of the many notes that meld together seamlessly. The 2009 is a truly special Champagne, but it is also very much on the exuberant side of things. All that said, I absolutely loved it.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2037
Robert Parker 96
The 2009 Brut Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a rich, gourmand rendition of this cuvée, bursting with aromas of sweet red plums, buttery pastry, tangerine and baking spices. Full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a broad attack and a layered, enveloping mid-palate that’s girdled by ripe acids, it already offers demonstrative drinking. This has turned out brilliantly.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040