Domaine Doyard
Domaine Doyard - 15 décembre 2023

Happy to share 2 new cuvées next year made by Charles in the vintage 2016. Well done bro. You deserve it 💫🔥💥

« The 2016 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Monts Ferrés unwinds in the glass with aromas of crisp nashi pear, yellow stone fruit, mirabelle plum, buttery pastry, honeycomb and oyster shell. Full-bodied, pure and seamless, it’s deep, enveloping and vinous, with a tensile spine of acidity, an ultra-refined mousse and a long, saline finish. Produced from a parcel in Vertus that was farmed organically, this is one of two lieu-dit bottlings produced by Charles Doyard. »

W. Kelley – WA 97/100 💥

« Disgorged this year with 1.2 grams per liter dosage, the 2016 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Voie d’Oger was vinified entirely in tank. Unwinding from the glass with notes of ripe citrus fruit, white flowers, hazelnuts, fresh bread and oyster shell, it’s medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, its concentrated but tightly wound core of fruit underpinned by a tangy spine of acidity. Concluding with a long, saline finish, this bottling from a parcel in Avize is one of two lieu-dit cuvées produced by the late Charles Doyard. »

W. Kelley – WA 96+/100 💥

« Doyard’s 2012 Extra-Brut Grand Cru Les Lumières was disgorged only a few days before I tasted it, with just over one gram per liter dosage, but its considerable potential is already amply apparent. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of crisp, golden orchard fruit, green mango and buttery pastry mingled with subtle hints of white flowers and peach, it’s full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, with a pillowy mousse, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. Seamless and complete, it’s the usual blend of Chardonnay from Mesnil-sur-Oger and Pinot Noir from Aÿ. I revisited another bottle a few months later, and it only confirmed my original assessment that this is one of the wines of the vintage in Champagne in 2012. »

W. Kelley – WA 97+/100 💥

New vintage of Oeil de perdrix 2019 and Clos de l’abbaye 2018 – 95/100
Then our Coteaux Champenois Vertus Blanc (93) and Ay Rouge (92) in 2020.

Thx @wgfkelley 🙏 @wine_advocate
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2024, we are ready 💪💫