Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir
Geography: Champagne, France
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
- 92 points
"Champagne Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature (Oeuilly) The new release of Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature hails from the superb base year of 2012. It is its customary blend of one-third each of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier and was disgorged in November of 2017. The wine offers up a beautiful bouquet of apple, pit fruit, brioche, hazelnut, a complex base of soil tones, gentle smokiness and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core and soil signature, refined mousse and excellent length and grip on the beautifully balanced finish. There are not many non-dosé bottlings that can offer such marvelously buffered acids, but Benoît and Mélanie Tarlant age their wines far longer on their fine lees than most producers these days! Fine juice and a great value. 2020-2040. 92. "
View From the Cellar, May-June 2020