2006 Nicolas Feuillatte Cuvee Palmes d' Or Brut

Year: 2006
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$99.95

"An elegant Champagne that offers flavors of poached pear, candied kumquat and dried cherry on a delicate mousse. Well-cut, with a lingering, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2026. 3,000 cases imported. –AN " (WS)

"A bold, rich and forward vintage style with straightforward tropical and light red berry fruit aromas, big sweet fruits and a gently toasty finish." (JS)

"The prestige cuvée from this producer, this has richness and a dense texture that brings out the ripe fruits. From a good, if not great, vintage, it is beautifully balanced, still young to taste and likely to age well. Drink now for the fruit or wait until 2018 for more maturity." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Blend:
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Villages:
Chardonnay:
Grand Cru Chouilly, Grand Cru Cramant, Grand Cru Oger, Grand Cru Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Grand Cru Avize and Montgueux.

Pinot Noir:
Grand Crus from Bouzy, Verzy, Verzenay, Aÿ and Ambonnay.

Appearance:
Bright, clear deep gold and perfectly translucent, tinged with inviting amber tones. Wonderfully rich, the effervescence forms a lovely stream of bubbles resembling fine pearls.

Bouquet:
Fresh, light and engaging on the nose, the Champagne reveals an understated, yet splendid floral and fruity character, and is extremely delicate and tenderly zingy, with aromas of herbs, dried flowers and lemon zest.

Palate:
Nervous, defined and expressive, the Champagne makes a clear impression on the palate with perfectly balanced acidity and low levels of sweetness. Great structure on the palate with a fresh and harmonious finish of impressive length. Appealing zesty flavours of lemon sorbet generously coat the palate.

Food and wine pairings:
Aperitif: Langoustine banderillas
Starter: Oven-roasted or braised scallops
Main: Fillet of turbot or seabass served in a citrus court- bouillon, honeyed rack of veal

Refined, delicate, elegant and light, Palmes d’Or Brut 2006 Vintage expresses the rich character of the Champagne Grand Crus in an exceptional Cuvée.