Golden in color with very fine bubbles. Grapefruit, Meyer lemon and a white nectarine on the nose. Delicate yet vibrant wine with flavors of ripe Meyer lemon, kumquat and tarte tatin. Some vanilla notes in the long finish. Pair with lobster thermidor.

WHO: Ayala
WHAT: Champagne
WHERE: Ay, Champagne, France
WHEN: 2002 disgorged in February 2009
HOW MUCH: around $122 (media sample)



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