Ulysse Collin Les Maillons Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut 2015Ulysse Collin
ORIGIN: France; Champagne
A brilliant Maillons, perhaps the best we've tasted, from Olivier's only vineyard in the Cote de Sezannais. Composed of pure Pinot Noir, the only Blanc de Noir in the range bar the Rosé, this is highly pixelated on the nose, with fine red fruits and delicate spice aromas etched into a taut framework of fine acidity and powerful yet fine structure. Tonic, very present, deeply rich yet also nervy. All the elements are beautifully aligned in this vibrant, concentrated bottle of Maillons. Disgorged in March 2019 with 2.4 grams of dosage. The blend is composed of 40% 2015 and 60% reserve wines from 2014.
Champagne Ulysse Collin has amassed a cult following since its inception in the early days. They are emblematic of the best of the contemporary grower Champagne movement: single-vineyard, single-variety, very limited in production and featured in the world’s best restaurants.
. . one of the finest single-grower French Champagnes I’ve yet come across from a producer with an extremely limited production . . This is what great, truly individual wine can be. What a lesson!
— Matt Kramer