drink-nowChampagne R&L Legras, Brut, Blanc de Blancs

Product: HK017M
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Although one should not necessarily judge a Champagne by the number of listings it has in the Michelin-starred restaurants of Paris, one can not fail but to be impressed by Legras in this respect; and in many other respects, indeed, as one tastes the wines. Founded in the 16th century, Legras is one of the great names of Chouilly, the famous and most northerly village of the Côte de Blancs. The House style combines a firm and classic structure with a generous fruit profile. Champagne R&L Legras Brut is a pure and very satisfying expression of Chardonnay; the Brut has been aged for three years on its lees and has a modest dosage of six grams per litre. 

Very pale, bright color. Extremely subtle chardonnay aromas of orange peel, lemon, powdered stone, vanilla, nuts, cream and rose petal; from the nose I would have placed this on the Meursault/Puligny line. Bright, spicy and stony, with soft citrus flavors backed up by firm, lemony acidity. At once generous and penetrating. Finishes juicy, tactile, aromatic and quite dry. Subtle, classy blanc de blancs. 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, 7gr/L dosage. 92/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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[]The Wine Advocate:: 91/100
[]Vinous:: 92/100
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Bottle Price 75cl $298