Country: France, Champagne
Tasting Notes: The 2004 Grande Anne Brut was disgorged in November 2013 and offers a clear, very refined, and complex though still closed bouquet with fruity aromas of fresh and stewed apples, yellow grapefruit, kaki, walnuts, tobacco, herbal tea, nougat and spicy flavors; everything is discreet here, subtle, perfectly melted together and smoky, very smoky. On the palate, this Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend wine is highly complex and elegant, firmly structured and quite long. This is an excellent Champagne.
Varietal: Blend of 71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay
Pairing: Cured ham. Seared scallops or scallops tartare. Grilled lobster. Chicken in a light creamy sauce.