Jean Milan Carte Blanche Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne NV / 750 ml.

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WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2010
A luscious, creamy chardonnay Champagne, this starts off with smoke and almond notes before rounding a corner toward ripe peach and lemon zest flavors. The earthy, pithy fruit character powers on through the finish, ready to take on Dungeness crab.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2008
The current release of Carte Blanche is a blend of 2005 and 2004, half and half. The two vintages seem to augment each other in a fragrant, fresh chardonnay. It has pretty floral scents from beginning to end, the dosage making the lemon blossom fruit seem more generous and mouthwatering. A hint of fennel in the end suggests a bridge to a crabmeat and endive salad.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Dec 2008
Smoke, graphite, roasted nuts and flowers flow from the NV Brut Carte Blanche from Jean Milan. The wine shows lovely complexity in the tertiary aromas and flavors that have developed in bottle, with superb clarity and a rewarding, generous personality. The January 2007 disgorgement is 2003 and 2004 Ojer juice, with 10 grams of dosage. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2011.
WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2007
A discreet Champagne, this has delicate lemon-lime and ginger scents over a background of sweet cream. There’s mouthwatering briskness to counteract the sweetness, leaving a sense of complexity and finesse.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2010
Firm acidity provides good intensity and structure, with an excellent frame for the core of spiced pear, acacia blossom, white peach and lemon curd flavors. A bright, fresh wine, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2012.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2009
A taut, focused Champagne, this evokes peach and grapefruit, with a hint of vanilla. It’s matched to an elegant frame and a supple texture, with nice subtle length. Drink now through 2011.
WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2006
Exuberant fresh apple flavors come up against the youthfully blunt talc of the lees. Together the fruit and lees leave a gingery impression that should develop more depth with another year in bottle.
ST8787 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2006
Pale yellow. Fresh citrus and pear aromas are nicely accented by fresh herbs and white flowers. Intense, nicely focused citrus flavors are firmed by juicy acids and complicated by a note of acacia honey that carries through the finish.

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Primary Grape: Chardonnay | All Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

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WS92 92 pts. / Wine & Spirits (December 1, 2010)

A luscious, creamy chardonnay Champagne, this starts off with smoke and almond notes before rounding a corner toward ripe peach and lemon zest flavors. The earthy, pithy fruit character powers on through the finish, ready to take on Dungeness crab.

WS92 92 pts. / Wine & Spirits (December 1, 2008)

The current release of Carte Blanche is a blend of 2005 and 2004, half and half. The two vintages seem to augment each other in a fragrant, fresh chardonnay. It has pretty floral scents from beginning to end, the dosage making the lemon blossom fruit seem more generous and mouthwatering. A hint of fennel in the end suggests a bridge to a crabmeat and endive salad.

RP91 91 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (31st Dec 2008)

Smoke, graphite, roasted nuts and flowers flow from the NV Brut Carte Blanche from Jean Milan. The wine shows lovely complexity in the tertiary aromas and flavors that have developed in bottle, with superb clarity and a rewarding, generous personality. The January 2007 disgorgement is 2003 and 2004 Ojer juice, with 10 grams of dosage. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2011.

WS91 91 pts. / Wine & Spirits (December 1, 2007)

A discreet Champagne, this has delicate lemon-lime and ginger scents over a background of sweet cream. There’s mouthwatering briskness to counteract the sweetness, leaving a sense of complexity and finesse.

SP90 90 pts. / Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2010)

Firm acidity provides good intensity and structure, with an excellent frame for the core of spiced pear, acacia blossom, white peach and lemon curd flavors. A bright, fresh wine, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2012.

SP90 90 pts. / Wine Spectator (Oct 31, 2009)

A taut, focused Champagne, this evokes peach and grapefruit, with a hint of vanilla. It’s matched to an elegant frame and a supple texture, with nice subtle length. Drink now through 2011.

WS89 89 pts. / Wine & Spirits (December 1, 2006)

Exuberant fresh apple flavors come up against the youthfully blunt talc of the lees. Together the fruit and lees leave a gingery impression that should develop more depth with another year in bottle.

ST87 87 pts. / Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Nov/Dec 2006)

Pale yellow. Fresh citrus and pear aromas are nicely accented by fresh herbs and white flowers. Intense, nicely focused citrus flavors are firmed by juicy acids and complicated by a note of acacia honey that carries through the finish.

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Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 45908
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Jean Milan Carte Blanche Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Country France
Region Champagne
Product Location - Location-Appellation Champagne
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Jean Milan
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage NV
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Sparkling Wine
Grape(s) 100% Chardonnay
Primary Grape Chardonnay
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2017
The NV Brut La Française is based on 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier, all fermented in stainless steel and blended with 30% of reserve wines. It is a pure, fresh and well-structured Brut that seems more elegant, complex and round than the Brut Réserve. The persistent finish is clear, fresh and well structured, with refreshing lemon flavors and a nice grip. My sample was said to be bottled in 2014 and disgorged in March 2017 with nine grams of dosage. There is good length and tension here as well as sweet cherry aromas in the aftertaste.
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2015
Well-cut and firm, with a smoky underpinning and a chalky texture, this shows an open-knit mix of black raspberry, slivered almond, lemon peel and star anise. Enjoy with food. Drink now through 2020. 25,000 cases imported.
WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2007
The deep savor of this wine is built out of lees to hint at fresh almonds and toasted wheat. Bubbles refresh its lusciousness, giving it drive. The mouthwatering white and green fruit tones would work well with pan-roasted brook trout and slivered almonds.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2023
A balanced Champagne, with a lively bead and a fresh mix of cherry and pear fruit, toast point and candied pink grapefruit peel notes. Modest on the minerally finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Drink now. 47,000 cases imported. (Alison Napjus)
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2017
This ripe wine is balanced with some fine bottle aging. That gives both a toasty aroma and some yeasty flavors on the palate. The wine is packed with citrus and crisp white fruits — it’s floral and immediately attractive. Drink this Champagne now.
ST8888 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2005
Pale yellow, with an energetic mousse. High-pitched floral and apple aromas are bright, accented by a refreshing note of mint. Yeasty and toasty in the mouth but ultimately a more delicate style, with fresh, sweet citrus and peach flavors. Finishes on a note of fresh bread, with a bit more weight than recent releases of this cuvée.

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Beau Joie Brut NV / 750 ml.

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RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 3rd Mar 2016
Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger NV Réserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like pears and apples, but also quince-confiture and yellow stone fruits, such as apricots and peaches intermixed with vanilla, brioche (pain aux raisins), some nutty flavors and also some white floral notes. On the palate, this medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is delicate, pure and very elegant. The mousse is deliciously fine and leads this charming and perfectly balanced fizz to a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and slightly mineral, impressively long finish. This is extremely well done Champagne from equal parts of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay sourced in 30 different crus. This Réserve includes 25% of reserve wines and was dosed with nine grams per liter.
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2018
A well-cut Champagne, with a zesty mousse, this offers a harmonious mix of crème de cassis, Honeycrisp apple, candied ginger and toasty notes, offering a subtle, smoke- and spice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 110,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2016
This is a well-balanced, ripe wine in the producer’s rich house style. A brighter, more mineral crispness and acidity also come through strongly in this bottling. The aftertaste brings together a mineral texture and full yellow and apple fruits. Drink now.
WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 31, 2009
Bright white chalk and yellow fruit scents contrast darker tones of root vegetables and earth. This is clean and dry, with minerality that lasts. The acidity makes it a refreshing match for tempura.

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JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, August 7, 2023
Very fresh nose and front palate with plenty of crisp apple and pear fruit, this has a very satisfying balance of lively mousse and acidity with a toasty character, then a long finish with a striking salted caramel note. Drink now. (Stuart Pigott)
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2023
This well-balanced Champagne is enlivened by bright, juicy acidity, with notes of ripe cantaloupe and yellow peach, biscuit and lemon-infused pastry cream. Zesty finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported. (Alison Napjus)

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Laurent-Perrier Harmony | Demi-Sec Champagne NV / 750 ml.

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WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2013
A heady style of Champagne, this uses sweetness to bring up the fruit flavors, so it tastes like an off-dry riesling on limestone. The scents bring ginger and cider apple, while the finish is richer, with flavors of peaches and cream. It ends with enough acidity to match a fruit and cheese plate.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2017
Lightly sweet and smoky, with tangy acidity enlivening flavors of white peach puree, pink grapefruit granita and pineapple pâte de fruit. Drink now. 500 cases imported.

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