The champagnes of Canard-Duchene are certainly very individual in their styles, and this vintage offering has yet another personality. Made mostly from pinot noir, there are plenty of spciy red fruits on the nose with generous sniffs of creamy vanilla. The palate is pretty much the same, complete with a buttery texture and licks of baked bread, a fine mousse, and a dry, crisp finish. It should develop more complexity over the next few years if you can keep your hands off it.
Authentic Vintage captures the essence of an outstanding Champagne vintage revealing the unique character of the year and creating both a style and an emotion. At Canard-Duchene, the vintage blend is usually made predominantly from Pinot Noir. It is then aged gracefully for five years to express its true potential. Authentic Vintage's mature style makes it a high point of many delicious food pairings.
Appearance: Pale gold or straw-yellow.
Nose: Fruit-driven in style or spicy.
Palate: Great freshness or roundness, expressing in certain years a vanilla character, and in others, a more mineral style.