Lilbert Fils Brut Magnum
We'll let you into a secret... this non-vintage magnum is actually a vintage magnum! The vigneron, Bertrand Lilbert, bottles the vintage in magnum and then disgorges them slightly earlier. This, a pure 2016 Cramant wine, is an absolute delight. The nose is floral, crisp and tight, the first sip an energy bomb full of taught chalky weight. As it goes down the floral elements lift revealing a tight, central palate full of lemon, white pepper and just a dusting of toast and salt. This wine is delicious now but will age beautifully and outlive us all!
The wines of the legendary producer are some of the longest lived in the region. The style, stern, hard and chalky with an abundance of floral notes in their youth. As they age they acquire a wonderful richness but that chalky memory still remains in the wine. They are one of the best kept secrets of the region.