The 2015 Extra-Brut Cuvée 1522 is laced with hints of white flowers, mint, dried herbs and light tropical notes. There’s good depth and intensity in the fruit, but also some coarseness in the texture, which suggests variability in ripening, plus perhaps some touches of tannin from the fruit and oak fermentation, which is about 58% for this release. I would prefer to drink the 1522 at the dinner table, where some of that textural intensity will be an asset. Most of this fruit comes from estate vineyards in Aÿ, plus dollops of Pinot Noir from Mailly and Chardonnay from Verzy. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: February, 2022. Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Region: Champagne, France
Grape Varietal: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Critic Rating: Vinous 91 Points
Suggested Drink Window: 2022 - 2030
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