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Blue Mountain Reserve Brut R.D. Méthode Traditionelletext
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16¾/20

Blue Mountain Reserve Brut R.D. Méthode Traditionelle 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA blend of 65 percent chardonnay and 35 percent pinot noir, this spends 6.5 years on its lees like the Blanc de Blancs, and is released 12 months after being disgorged. Trying the two side-by-side makes for an interesting contrast. This is more developed and shows some of its age, but is quite complex as a result, showing a range of lemon curd, red fruits, nuts, toast, and a mealy note. Interestingly, the autolytic character is also more overt here. It's well balanced, with the ripeness of fruit to easily balance the minimal dosage (4 g/L), but doesn't have the same tension as the Blanc de Blancs. Ready to drink now and solid value at $50.Tasted: 30 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 49.90 winery direct AB 49.95 winery direct Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 852129UPC: 626452711129