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Champagne André Robert Blanc de Blancs Les Horizons Grand Cru Extra Brut NV Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne André Robert Blanc de Blancs Les Horizons Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

André Robert is one of our greatest Champagne finds of the past decade, and every single bottle boasts incredible depth, an authentic sense of place, and supreme balance – there is just so much to love about this.

$63
$90

Retail

30
Flavor Profile: Hazelnuts, cardamom, Gala apples, lemon meringue, star anise, mandarin oranges, chipped flint, and Meyer lemon
Time on Lees: 36 months
Disgorgement Date: April 2023
Dosage: 2.5 g/L
Score: 96

Why We Love It...

If you’re new to André Robert Champagne, we’re thrilled to be the ones to introduce you! A small family grower producer in the Côte des Blancs, they don’t make much – but the bubbles they do put out are beyond pristine. Their Les Horizons pulls from the epic sites of Le Mesnil, Cuis, Étréchy, Vertus, and Vitry for a superb Blanc de Blancs that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

Fortunately, we were able to snag every single bottle of this brought over to the States by the importer, and while we’ve offered it once before, we only have a few straggling cases left to go to a lucky, and quick-handed, group of Bubbles Monsters who love impressive, small-production grower producers as much as we do! 96 points might sweeten the pot, but even without a score to stand on, this is a wine to go “all-in” to secure!

The fifth generation of the Robert family, Claire, alongside her partner, Jean-Baptiste Denizart, stands firmly at the helm. When our Last Bubbles team had the opportunity to visit the property, Jean-Baptiste personally toured us through their winery. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, exceptionally precise, and utterly, pervasively charming. He smiles constantly, even when accidentally revealing secrets – like the knowledge of what famous house buys their “leftover” wine that doesn’t pass muster into their own bottling. (He later swore us to secrecy on that count… but trust me, you’d know this house and may have even paid far more for their bottling made with bits of this that didn’t pass muster.)

This cuvée is based on the 2018 vintage, with 20% of a 2017 reserve wine from the Premier Cru site of Cuis, just south of Epernay. The rest of the fruit hails from Étréchy and Vitry – also Premier Cru villages nearby – with the finishing touch (and signature André Robert style) being granted from the family holdings of some of the best plots of the hallowed Grand Cru site of Le Mesnil. After 10 months aging of the base wine in both vat and barrels, the wine spends just under three years in bottle on the lees before a judicious dosage of 2.5 grams/liter.

The Extra Brut offering perfectly harmonizes the opulence and weight of the oak barrel influence and ripe orchard fruits with the zip, crunch, and intensity of these chalky, cool sites. Expect an entry of toasted hazelnuts, with cardamom and Gala apples, followed up by lemon meringue, star anise, mandarin oranges, and an uplifting finish of chipped flint and Meyer lemon. Simply a delightfully complex, immensely pleasing Champagne that will easily compete with the larger house offerings at two or three times the price! We’re the only ones in the U.S. who have access to this – and while we don’t like to brag (usually) – this is certainly a wine to gloat about and to procure as much as you possibly can! 

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Côte des Blancs
Varietal: Chardonnay
Blend: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: Oysters with Champagne Sabayon

About the Producer

The story of André Robert Champagne goes back five generations, rooted in the chalk-rich, grand cru soils of Le Mesnil sur Oger. Henri Robert was a pioneer in the village, organizing its first growers’ association. His son, the eponymous André, purchased the estate house under which a handcarved, 19th-century cellar now ages the family’s complex, barrel-aged wines. Bertrand Robert, his wife Colette and daughter, Claire, together tend sustainably some 35 acres of grand and premier cru terroir in the Côte des Blancs, a true grower-producer family dedicated to the elegant and expressive character of pure Mesnil Champagne.

Champagne André Robert Blanc de Blancs Les Horizons Grand Cru Extra Brut NV

$63
$90

Retail

30

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