Review: NV Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne
The label on this Champagne’s bottle includes gobs of information starting with the grape breakdown, which is 43% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Pinot Noir. Also listed are the vintages that comprise the blend, along with the percentage of each. In this case the wine includes 56% from 2017, 7% from 2016, 21% from 2015, 8% from 2014, and 8% from other years. The wine is aged 36 months on the lees. Telmont is a brand committed to being environmentally friendly with plans for 100% organic production by 2025, as well as using recycled glass, 100% renewable energy, and more in the near future. Let’s give the wine a try.
Telmont Reserve Brut Champagne pours a bright straw color in the glass and has torrential effervescence. The nose offers bold yeasty notes to start, followed by apples and a touch of lime. Tasting Telmont, I found the champagne nicely integrated with yeast, apples, lime, minerality, and a creamy mouthfeel all coming together in a dry synthesis and concluding in a medium to long finish. This is a lovely wine. Fans of vintage Champagne might find that it lacks complexity, but at this price point, it is worth seeking out.
A- / $60 / champagne-telmont.com [BUY IT NOW FROM THE WHISKY EXCHANGE]
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