Chandon Brut

Domaine Chandon, California, Brut, Classic nv Unfortunately this wine was corked. The aromatics are dampened and the mouth is astringent. A sense of the dosage is the only element coming through.

I was concerned when I removed the foil from the top of the bottle. The smell of TCA was quite apparent. I removed the wire cage and found an agglomerated cork, making me more nervous. The final straw was the experience of the wine in the glass. A great disappointment in bottle number one and number two.

The grapes behind this wine are the classic three from Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. A recent harvest serves as the base wine to which 10-20% reserves are added. Production is methode champenoise and the wine spends 12 aging on the lees after the second ferment.  P&B in Yountville 13% purchased for $13.99 at Bottle Barn Chandon

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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