Penfolds x Thienot Brut Rose Champagne
This non-vintage Champagne Brut Rosé marks the fourth wine released in Penfolds collaboration series with Champagne House Thiénot. Produced by chef de cave Nicholas Uriel and Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, and is composed off 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. The wine spends 4 years on lees with 90% of the blend made up from a 2016 base, with the remaining 10% coming from a 2015 reserve wine.
Notes from Producer....
An ascent of (textbook) grenadine fruits – Avec raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant and strawberry. Sans pomegranate. And the citrus - pink grapefruit / mandarin marmalade. Inviting, exotic. Balanced, with an overt freshness - crispness up-front, and a delicate dosage imprint on finish. Relaxed acidity, friendly effervescence.
Rounded, full-bodied, sweet red-berried fruit, as if there were a decent amount of dosage in there, but at the same time it's well balanced. But not at all demanding. A very easy aperitif/reception champagne.
16 / 20 Points
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com (November 2021)