Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wine Review & Rating: ***+ $$$$ Champagne Cattier Brut Premier Cru, Chigny-Les-Roses, France

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Initial review, by way of background: This is Champagne Cattier Brut Premier Cru, Chigny-Les-Roses, France, vintage not apparent.

In the glass: Deep golden.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows lemon/lime toasty.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are creamy, full, gentle acids, some walnuts and hazelnuts. Sleek overall.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for the sleekness.

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