Champagne Ulysse Collin, Extra Brut, Blanc de Noirs, Les Maillons (2017) NV
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Champagne
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Disgorged in March 2021, the NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons (2017) is based on the 2017 vintage and complemented by fully 70% reserve wines from the 2016 vintage. Bursting with aromas of mirabelle plum, crisp orchard fruit, fresh bread, vanilla pod and clear honey, it's full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, with a lavish core of fruit, bright acids and an enlivening pinpoint mousse. Concentrated and precise, Collin notes that he disgorges this cuvée with slightly higher levels of sulfites than its blanc de blancs counterparts to compensate for the inherent fragility of Pinot Noir. Date Tasted: September 2021. 97 points. William Kelley. Robert Parker.