- The latest release to celebrate the House’s 160th anniversary
- Aged 11 years in the Ayala cellars in Aÿ
- Pair with Lobster and butter sauce or an aged Comté cheese
This unique cuvée is produced in limited quantities and unveiled when they reach their peak. Each bottle of this special release is turned and disgorged by hand.
Being remarkably refined, the aromas are exceptional and wonderfully complex supported by a silky texture.
The low dosage and extra-ageing makes the wine silky and full of aromas. On the nose, we get notes of apricot, honeycomb and yellow plum. On the palate, a rich and creamy texture with saline and herbal notes. The finish is powerful and long lasting.
“Offering up aromas of lemon oil, dried white flowers, walnuts and fresh bread, it’s full-bodied, vinous and incisive, with a pillowy mousse, racy acids and a long, mineral finish.” - 94/100 - William Kelly - Wine Advocate
Technical details: Created from 7 Grand Crus from the Côte des Blancs & the Montagne de Reims. 2/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir. Aged over 11 years on lees in cellars. 5g/L dosage.