ROGER COULON Champagne Blanc de Noirs Extra-Brut 2012
Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: 50% Meunier, 50 % Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: This equal part Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier blend exhibits extraordinary depth and inimitable character—and leaves a deeply embedded crushed-mineral footprint. And while it is incredibly vinous and powerfully structured, there is always a pulsing elegance to the wine: Rainier cherry, acacia, plums, redcurrant, dried black raspberry, and honeysuckle glide out of the glass, followed by crushed stones, oyster shell, hazelnut, and subtle notes of exotic spice. It’s hard not to get lost in every nuanced complexity here.