'Rare' Champagne Cuvée

Rare Millésime 2006 is both exotic and fresh, mature and warm. Its almost paradoxical mineral and opulent tautness offers substantial potential for expression. 

Grape Variety: 70% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir

Region: Champagne, France

Appearance: Yellow, green-gold

Nose: A generous honeyed and exotic nose. The fragrances of crisp mango, cocoa, coffee, tropical fruits, lend the vintage a sophisticated vitality. The scent of jasmine tea paves the way for a gradually emerging minerality. Aromas of dried apricot and pink peony foreshadow a slightly vegetal structure, where vanilla, yellow kiwi and exotic spices bloom.

Palate: In the exceptionally long finish hints of mocha and cocoa confirm the fine Rare Millésime 2006 minerality. Dried apricots, sweet spices, citron lime, accents of crisp honeyed pastries and Espelette pepper envelop the palate with an exotic and smoky warmth. Testifying to its solar generosity, this depth underscores the wine’s taut freshness and foreshadows a magnificent longevity.

Critical Acclaim: 

  • Robert Parker 94 Points
  • Wine Enthusiast 95 points
  • Wine Spectator 96 Points

Food Pairing: Mussels

Drinking Window: Now - 2040