From the heart of the Côte de Blancs, so called because of the soil’s white appearance from the high chalk content but also because of its particular affinity for Chardonnay, Legras & Haas’ 2011 has beautifully ethereal white stone fruits, some citrus notes, overlaid with white flowers and a distant toasty, grilled note, going to an incredibly fresh finish – a stunning example of how intensity and power are not always linked. Legras & Haas Millésime wines are only from selected plots in Grand Cru Chouilly.
"Fine silver-pale yellow, lovely clarity and freshness, discreet tiny bubbles; beautifully expressed florality on the nose, with yellow fruits dominating white with hints of creamy freshness to come; very fine expression of ripeness, fine texture that spreads across the palate, with the ‘tension’ of Chouilly very present and harmonising perfectly on the finish, a wine that is almost too good for an aperitif, unless it continues to match an elegant dish." Steven Spurrier, February 2018
"2011 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Millésimé ramps up the power with a vintage wine and it is, again, 100% chardonnay and a fraction of the price of other wines of this class." Matthew Jukes, MoneyWeek, January 2018