After popping the cork, the first thing we do is ‘get our beak in’ ie, we take a good long sniff to see what amazing aromas our noses can detect. Then, of course, we sip away to see what else it gives us on the flavour front.
This July, we have ‘beaked’ and ‘sipped’- on your behalf, three different bottles. Here, we share our beak and sip review of ‘G Tribaut Blanc de Blancs Champagne’.
Before we get down to our ‘beaking and sipping’ – for those of you interested in the meaning of the term ‘blanc de blancs’ – translated literally, it is the French for ‘white of whites’. In this case, it means the champagne has been made using 100% white grapes, chardonnay grapes in particular, because this is the white grape of the champagne region.
On the ‘beak’ front, to say we were blown away would be an understatement. We picked up so many different aromas, it was genuinely exciting to see who said what. The initial ‘beak’ imparted aromas of citrus and vanilla; so far, so good. Then it started to offer up baked lemon, hints of truffle and whiffs of savoury, toasty aromas; a real ‘smorgasbord’.
On the sipping front, the whiffs of vanilla, truffle, toast and baked lemon were accompanied by the freshness of a lightly baked lemon tart.
The bottle didn’t last very long!
If you order this bottle with us, please share your ‘get your beak in’ and ‘swig, sip and slurp’ experiences with us.
From the The Fizz Company team