Comte Audoin de Dampierre Brut Grande Cuvée
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A great traditional champagne made to perfection. Fresh, easy to drink and quite elegant.
A nice range of flavors, from floral and berry to deeper honey and nut tones, all held together by a creamy texture and well-integrated acidity. A refined, complex Champagne overall. Drink now through 2009.
This starts out on the right foot, hitting you with a whiff of toasted nuts and crème caramel. The maturity of the blend seems well calculated; there's a very nice mix of crisp green fruit, spicy clove, and more mature, slightly oxidized, nutty flavors. This is not a big wine, but it fills the palate evenly and persists with a core of pleasing, lightly salty, somewhat oily roasted almond.