Fabulous fizz

Leclerc Briant Brut Reserve NV, Champagne, AUD $90

This serious, dry, organic Champagne has a low dosage and a hint of barrel ageing. It’s had three years on lees. There are meringue, toasted nut, smoke aromas plus a hint of sherry-like aldehyde, the palate very intense, savoury and long. Because it’s so dry, it shouldn’t be served too cold. 10-12 degrees is good. (Cork)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12%

Ageing: drink within a couple of years

Food: drink with salted pistachios

Stockists: French Vine online and Langton’s online

Ranked #1 of 15 Pinot Meunier blends from Champagne 

Price Benchmark: AUD $85.00 Avg 95pt NV Pinot Meunier Blend tasted from France

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