Ready to start your Monday off with a brut Champagne recommendation? We were recently gifted a bottle of the Baron-Fuenté 2011 Millésime Brut Champagne, and last week was the perfect time to start sipping. In short, it’s a terrific Champagne with soft bubbles and loads of acidity — exactly the kind of Champagne we are craving right now.
According to the winemaker, all the grapes in this brut Champagne are estate grown. The blend starts with 45% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier, and 14% Pinot Noir. It was released from the winemaker’s cellars in 2020, and it immediately got glowing reviews from James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.
Our Tasting Notes on this Brut Champagne
Delightfully dry with significant acidity, this French Champagne grabbed our attention from the very first sip. We immediately got bright aromas of lemons and pears, as well as a hint of toast. Andy felt like he got something a bit spicy in there as well, on both the nose and the palate, but we could not quite identify it. It’s an easy drinker with the perfect amount of minerality, particularly for people like us who are just exploring different types of Champagne for the first time.
Drink Now or Wait?
This is highly drinkable now. It was a medium-bodied Champagne to start, and some of the bigger notes have already mellowed with age. However, you could hold onto this if you have the right storage for it (although I’m not an expert — just a fan).
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