The 2019 Blanc de Noirs Val Vilaine is rich, ample and so expressive. The 2019 captures all of the radiance of the vintage in this open-knit, voluptuous expression. Pear, baked apple, dried flowers, chamomile and spice build into the racy, opulent finish. Don”t miss it. No dosage. Disgorged: 2021.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2031
Robert Parker 94+
Cédric Bouchard’s NV Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine (2019) is beautiful, wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, green apple, clear honey, fresh bread, almond paste, white flowers and mirabelle plum. Medium to full-bodied, layered and vinous, it’s satiny and textural, with an enveloping core of fruit, superb concentration and incisive acids. Chiseled and penetrating, it concludes with a long, saline finish. If the 2018 was immediate and demonstrative, this has structure to burn with age, charming though it is out of the gates, and I’m inclined to nominate it Bouchard’s finest Val Vilaine to date.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2042