2012 Doyard Clos De L’Abbaye Blanc De Blancs 1ER Cru – $160

2010 Doyard Clos De L’Abbaye Blanc De Blancs 1ER Cru – $150

This is a recent release from a walled vineyard (clos) just behind Doyard’s estate. Yannick Doyard is so enamoured with this vineyard he plans to make it every year to show the personality of the site over time. Planted in 1956 these biodynamically farmed vines have an excellent aspect, capturing the sun and injecting oodles of flavour into the grapes.

Like the vintage wine, this too is vinified in old oak.

‘There’s an urgent, kinetic intensity on the palate, its flavors of citrus and stone fruits already showing a subtle complexity and nuance while being anchored by pronounced notes of chalk, and the finish is long and refined, with fruit aromas feeling inseparable from mineral ones. This wine is superb, and it’s a stunning debut for the Clos’

Peter Liem, champagneguide.net


 

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