The first sensation on the nose is fresh and uplifting with notes of orange blossom, fresh pears, plums, elderberries and fleur de lis with a slightly smoky hint of flint. After breathing for a while, notes of almonds emerge with hints of quince jam, apricot, roast pineapple, medlar, fig, mango and a touch of garlic.
The palate is immediately supple and fresh with a soft creamy effervescence. Next comes the crisp and pulpy texture of fruit underscored by an acidity characterised by oranges and other fleshy fruits. On the mid-palate is a mainly clay-and-sand-like minerality that lends a bold fruity dimension and chewiness to the wine, plus an iodine salinity and almost tangible volume. The skilful use of wood brings to the whole a generous fruity character which contrasts with a certain suppleness that fades towards the finish and gives way to a more rounded fruitiness which asserts itself, bringing even more nuances
of flavour and aroma plus juiciness and a melting, juicy sensation.
Le Blanc de Meuniers is multi-faceted champagne whose immediate supple fruitiness gives way to richness, to leave an impression both refined and yet pulpy.