Directly from the Club Trésors de Champagne – an association, about thirty récoltant - here is the 2007 vintage from Chiquet, a cuvée d'assemblage - 30% Pinot Noir and 70% Chardonnay - from 30 years old vineyards, on limestone-calcareous soils, from the villages of Mareuil sur Aÿ, Hautvillers and Dizy; at least 6 years on yeasts and disgorged June 2014.
It begins with freshness, with a lot of toasted notes, but quickly disappearing, releasing, immediately, intense notes of citrus and peach, apple and plum, with tea and dried fruit. It is, however, the strong chalk size, which turns out to be, in summary, the driving character of the olfactory profile.
In the mouth, the aromatic expression does not change, confirming broad and generous convergence. Always on the front line, the chalky timbre, here enriched with hazelnut inserts and the return of the fruit, also exotic.
Balanced drink, sustained by a significant acid plug, whose lack of complexity, however, rethinking to the millennium, did not catch me unprepared.