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Utterly seductive, brilliant golden colour, shimmering with fine, regular bubbles. The nose is an elegant combination of fruity, floral and mineral notes. Aromas of citrus, peaches, pears, ripe wheat and white flowers develop against a background of mineral notes, layering with hints of chalkiness and brioche. The palate shows a freshness tempered by just sufficient vinosity for a creamy, supple attack, giving way to delicate flavours of lusciously ripe fruit – aromas of Mirabelle plums and citrus, perfectly blended in a tasty, persistent mouthfeel.
L’Intemporelle is a magical blend of fruit from carefully selected parcels, made in a seductive, well balanced style. First released in 1990, this wine has become a favourite of gourmet restaurants far and wide.
A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of the grapes was sufficient, producing wines which excel over the preceding 2005 vintage, another warm and ample year. The year's greatest wines are supple and expressive and despite the richness they escape being overly heavy. Overt and welcoming upon launch, the best come with excellent capacity for ageing. Winey, and richly fruity characters, most Champagnes regrettably miss some tension and finesse. Wines of the vintage include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Krug Vintage and Dom Pérignon Rosé.