Welcome to Magnum country. Palmer & Co. specialise in large format bottles and the Magnum hits the sweet spot in ageing, complexity and just the right amount of development in the cellar to keep you coming back for more.
On the nose, toast, hazelnut with lemon and tropical fruits. Well-poised on the palate which is both fruit-forward and generous with some underlying acidity to keep it fresh. We love the fine mousse and weightier mouthfeel. A true sign of a warmer vintage as opposed to the cooler, more classic ones. If you're into opulence and richer styles of champagne, you have arrived at the right place.
Weather: The 2005 vintage was a warm weather year without complications. An early heatwave in June encouraged flowering, followed by moderate rainfall throughout summer and another heatwave in early September. The heat and rain developed berries rich in sugar and with high acidity levels, rendering 2005 an ideal year to blend a vintage - Nick Baker.
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir with a total of 11 years ageing on the lees. All the chardonnay fruit is sourced from the Grand Cru villages of Trepail and Villers-Marmery in the Montagne de Reims as well some softer rounder chardonnay from Barbonne in the Côte de Sezanne. The pinot noir is sourced from Grand and Premier cru sites in the Montagne de Reims as well. Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink now right through to 2028