Highlights: Champagne Pascal Doquet Arpège Blanc de Blancs

Champagne Pascal Doquet Arpège Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV France
12.5% alcohol. This is from three different terroirs – Vertus, Mont Aimee and Villeneuve, and this one is a blend of 52% 2010 and 48% 2011, bottled September 2013 and then disgorged December 2017. Dosage is 3.5 g/litre. It’s a compact wine with good structure and lovely savoury detail. It’s quite citrus driven, with lemons and a touch of grapefruit pith, as well as some mineral detail and a stony edge to the concentrated fruit. This is serious stuff, covering the full spectrum of flavour and a lovely acid line. Grown up grower Champagne that over-delivers for the price. 93/100 (£155 for 6 in bond at Justerini & Brooks https://www.justerinis.com/fine-wines/champagne/pascal-doquet/arpege-1er-cru-extra-brut-nv/)

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