Champagne Boërl & Kroff

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Boërl & Kroff Champagne stems from an unbending quest for beauty. In their mind’s eye, founders Stéphane Sésé and Patrick Sabaté had a vision of the perfect Champagne.Theirs was a very specific goal, and that was to craft the finest Champagne in the world – mirroring a superlative white wine – and to age it extensively. To achieve this, they felt compelled to recruit the country’s most skilled artisans, and to spare no expense. Their slightly eccentric desire would take them to Aube, to the heart of the Côte des Bar, where they would meet Michel Drappier, the winegrower at the helm of the eponymous Champagne house. Dubbed the “magician of Urville”, he rose to the difficult challenge of breathing life into Boërl & Kroff, and produce an uncompromising Champagne, able to travel ceaselessly down through the years. It also had to achieve perfection and not be hindered by material considerations. But, as Drappier warned, “it would take a lot of patience”.

895.61£

"B" is bursting with notes of smoky citrus rind, confit citrus, peach, honeycomb and ginger. On the palate, it's full-bodied, muscular and concentrated, in keeping with both the house style and the vintage, and it's still quite tight knit, chalky and structured at the core, with lively acids and very good length on the finish.