Arlaux Champagne Premier Cru, Grande Cuvée
My all-time favourite grower champagne has been one of the fastest-selling wines of our range this spring. Arlaux Premier Cru was placed top in a blind tasting by Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, well ahead of Grandes Marques Bollinger and Taittinger (which are at much higher prices).
Arlaux is the perfect example of why it makes sense to seek out good growers, as do the savvy French; owning their vineyards on the Montagne de Reims (pinot noir country) means they have absolute control over how they are tended, and boy does it show! There is an impressive volume and richness of fruit yet it is taut, fresh and with a fantastic array of flavours including toasted brioche, lemon curd and hazelnuts.
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Jonathan Ray - The Spectator
"I'm acutely aware that we rarely offer champagne in these pages, other than the occasional treat from our beloved Pol Roger (the Speccie house pour), largely because I've never found one that's good enough or well-priced enough. Well, crikey, thanks to Esme Johnstone of fromvineyardsdirect Ive finally now found one. The Arlaux Champagne Premier Cru, Brut Grande Cuvée NV fair knocked my socks off. Produced by the Arlaux family from insecticide-free Premier Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims, its first-rate fizz and no mistake. And don't just take my word for it. Its gloriously honeyed, toasty notes and finest of fine mousses also caught the eye of Robert Parker, no less, who recently placed it top of a blind tasting of 50 non-vintage champagnes. Oh, and by the way, Bollinger was second and Taittinger third, both of which cost a heck of a lot more than this does."
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