Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine 1er cru

NV Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine 1er cru

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 92
  • IWC 91
  • JG 91

Reviews for Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine 1er cru

BH 92
Burghound - Burghound, January 2010
A beautifully complex and moderately yeasty nose of primarily floral and citrus aromas that complements well the delicious and equally complex flavors that are crisp without being aggressive and the effervescence is... A beautifully complex and moderately yeasty nose of primarily floral and citrus aromas that complements well the delicious and equally complex flavors that are crisp without being aggressive and the effervescence is relatively fine on the vibrant and lingering finish. While I wouldn't go so far as to call this a Champagne of finesse there is a certain delicacy of expression here but in the end it's the complexity that distinguishes it.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
With vines on the Montagne de Reims, this producer has a good line in Pinot Noir, which forms 85% of the blend. The wine is rich while well balanced and ripe. Now with just the right amount of bottle aging, it is full in... With vines on the Montagne de Reims, this producer has a good line in Pinot Noir, which forms 85% of the blend. The wine is rich while well balanced and ripe. Now with just the right amount of bottle aging, it is full in the mouth, showing attractive apple and ripe pear flavors. The aftertaste is soft and fresh.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2011
Very firm yet balanced with black cherry and candied black currant flavors that show subtle hints of whole-grain toast cream honey and Chai tea spices. Open-knit with fine texture and a mouthwatering finish. Disgorged May... Very firm yet balanced with black cherry and candied black currant flavors that show subtle hints of whole-grain toast cream honey and Chai tea spices. Open-knit with fine texture and a mouthwatering finish. Disgorged May 2011. Drink now through 2018. -AN
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2015
Light yellow-gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of Meyer lemon, blood orange, jasmine and green tea; smells like there's more Chardonnay in here. Taut and sharply focused, offering crackling citrus fruit and underripe... Light yellow-gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of Meyer lemon, blood orange, jasmine and green tea; smells like there's more Chardonnay in here. Taut and sharply focused, offering crackling citrus fruit and underripe pear flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes energetic and dry, with suave floral and chalky mineral qualities. -- Josh Raynolds
JG 91
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, January 2015
91+ The non-vintage Brut version of Platine from Nicolas Maillart has as bit different cépages than the Extra Brut bottling of the same name, as this wine is eighty percent pinot noir and only twenty percent chardonnay... 91+ The non-vintage Brut version of Platine from Nicolas Maillart has as bit different cépages than the Extra Brut bottling of the same name, as this wine is eighty percent pinot noir and only twenty percent chardonnay. In addition to grapes from Écueil, Monsieur Maillart also uses grapes from the villages of Bouzy and Villers Allerand, with forty percent of the blend comprised of reserve wines. The wine spends a year less on its fine lees than the Extra Brut version and is finished with a dosage of eight grams per liter. The bouquet is excellent, showing quite a bit of pinot noir personality in its blend of tangerine, white peach, plenty of smokiness, a lovely base of soil tones, brioche, a touch of lavender and a topnote of fresh nutmeg. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with a good core, lovely focus and balance, impressive mineral drive, refined mousse and fine grip on the long and snappy finish. This is still a puppy, and though it is certainly quite approachable today, two or three years’ worth of bottle age will really let this wine relax a bit structurally and dazzle on the palate. Lovely juice.