NV Jean Laurent Champagne, Blanc de Noirs Brut
This is a lovely glass of bubbles. When first opened it displayed a lot of lemon flavors, but after just a few minutes it showed far more complexity and depth. There was lightly yeasty well-browned toast, almonds, loads of pears and apples, pineapple and the original lemon coming through late. The finish is 20-30 seconds or more. Disgorgement date July 2008.
WHO: Jean Laurent
WHAT: Pinot noir
WHERE: Champagne, France
HOW MUCH: $42