Baron Fuente Millesime 2013

Baron Fuente Millesime 2013

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Its pale gold robe with soft green glints, becomes golden over the years. A beautiful cord of fine bubbles accompanies its delicate and elegant nose hinting at the majority of Chardonnay used. Its bouquet is a subtle mix of ripe citrus and fresh fruit, and in particular white peaches. The black grape varieties then begin to reveal notes of small red fruit and its marked vinosity. The palate retains wonderful liveliness and aromatic freshness, which is slightly minty and tart with notes of green apple. It is extremely well-balanced, harmonious, and full-bodied with red fruits which are present in the bouquet. Notes of citrus come back for the finish and then slowly fade.

Elegant and generous, the 2013 vintage is an epicurean wine. It can be enjoyed throughout a meal from the aperitif to the cheese platter: seafood starters, a tasty roast pork, semi-cooked tuna with sesame and lime, soft cheeses such as Brie, Pont Lévêque, as well as Epoisses. You will immensely enjoy this remarkable cuvee which continues to get better with time.

Blend: 45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir

James Suckling: 91
Baked apples, raspberries, pie crust, custard and almond cream on the nose. Medium-bodied with well-integrated bubbles and a sleek, creamy palate. Excellent balance and approachability with pretty almond and cream character. 45% chardonnay, 40% pinot meunier and 15% pinot noir. Drink now.