J.L. Vergnon Conversation Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

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(NV JL Vergnon Brut - Blanc de Blancs "Conversation" Grand Cru Champagne/Sparkling) Interestingly this is a bit less elegant than the Murmure yet certainly more complex with its beautifully well-layered nose that also combines notes of green apple, yeast, spice, brioche and a range of floral elements. It is somewhat less refined on the palate as well though the grand cru fruit is in evidence as the full-bodied flavors possess more volume and power before terminating in a beautifully long and equally complex finish. The supporting mousse is more evident as well though I would still describe this as a softer example and overall, this too is a really lovely effort built for current consumption. (Drink starting 2017).

Burghound | 93 BH
This has light and bright aromas of fresh white peaches and lemons with a swathe of pastry, too. The palate is very fine and unfurls layers of peach, lemon and, finally, almond-pastry flavors. Drink now. Disgorged February 2019.

James Suckling | 93 JS
The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Conversation Grand Cru is a terrific introduction to the range. It is a wine of tremendous breadth and real character, all of which comes through pretty much upon opening. This release is based on 2014, with a 20% 2013 reserve wines from vineyards in Mesnil, Oger and Avize. Chardonnay flavors are kicked up a few notches in this decidedly vinous, powerful Blanc de Blancs. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: October 16, 2019.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
(NV J. L. Vergnon “Conversation” Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (Mesnil-sur-Oger)) The J. L. Vergnon “Conversation” Blanc de Blancs non-vintage Brut is from the base year of 2013 and includes one quarter reserve wines in the blend. It was disgorged in October of 2018, finished with a dosage of five grams per liter and the vins clairs did not undergo malo. The bouquet is deep and nascently complex, offering up scents of pear, apple, hazelnuts, chalky soil tones and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and crisp, with a good core, pinpoint bubbles and fine balance and grip on the long and fairly complex finish. This has a nice girdle of acidity to go with flavors that are starting to open up nicely into their secondary elements. (Drink between 2019-2040).

John Gilman | 91 JG
Disgorged in April 2018, the current release of Vergnon's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Conversation continues to exhibit a charming nose of toasted coconut, green apples and ripe lemons. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with racy acids, a youthfully frothy mousse and a pure, chalky finish. Expressive and open, it's drinking well today.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 90 RP

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Vintage N/V
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer J.L. Vergnon
Rating 93 BH
Region Champagne: The sharp, biting acidity, cutting through the richness; the explosive force that shatters the bubbles as they rise to the surface; the intense flavor and compelling, lively mouthfeel; these are all hallmarks of a good Champagne. Most wines are made from a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, but there are pure-Chardonnay variants and ones that blend only Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. As a result, most wines come with a feeling of familiarity, if not nostalgia. Each Champagne house has its own unique style, so different bottles of Champagne may not resemble each other outside of the core varietal strengths. The soil composition of the subregion is characterized by belemnite and chalk, which lets it absorb heat during the daytime and release it at night. This terroir helps create the feeling of airy, playful lightness of fine sparkling wine. These wines were originally marketed towards royalty, and you can feel a hint of that elusive blue-blood elegance and confidence while drinking one. A good Champagne carries you away like a hurricane carries small debris, and you can feel the powerful life force in each bubble even. The characteristic Champagne "pop" has become a staple at parties and celebrations around the globe - when you hear it, good times are right around the corner.
Type of Wine Champagne: Nothing like a refreshing, vivacious glass of fine Champagne during a hot summer afternoon. Typically combining Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, each Champagne house has a distinct style. Whether you want to sample a single varietal (such as the 100% Chardonnay blanc de blancs) or a tasteful blend, no region can compete with Champagne.
Varietal Champagne Blend
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