Cuvée La Vigne Royale Extra Brut Blanc de Noire 2003 - Tarlant
Robert Parker 96/100 points: Disgorged in June 2013, the 2003 Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs La Vigne Royale is from a southeast-facing Pinot Noir plot planted on Lutetian limestone with lignite during the 1980s. The bouquet is pure, fresh and intense, with great finesse and elegance and superb sweet cherry fruit intermixed with iodine aromas. The palate is tense, pure and salty, very fresh and long, with great mineral tension and finesse. Is that really a 2003? This is a fabulous, eternally young and endless Champagne.
- Stephan Reinhardt
Champagne Tarlant, 51480 Oeuilly / Epernay / France