Le Chemin du Roi interprets to “the king’s path,” however a greater title for the model may need been Cinquante Cents, on account of the model being owned by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. (He additionally has a brand new Cognac model, which we’ll be reviewing shortly.) “Roi” is accessible in three variations, all nonvintage. At this time we have a look at two of them, a brut and brut rose. (The blanc de blancs was not supplied.)
Placing apart commentary on the way-way-out-there bottle design, ideas on the precise wines observe. (All three function a dosage of 8 g/liter.) Observe that costs range extensively on these.
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NV Le Chemin du Roi Brut – 60% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier. Contemporary notes of apple and toasty shortbread prepared the ground on an interesting wine, which strikes slowly into notes of almonds and a extra tart inexperienced apple character. A contact of bitterness and a slight inexperienced character on the end give the wine a heavier contact of chunk late within the sport, however in any other case it drinks exceptionally properly and makes for a worthwhile splurge. A- / $150 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
NV Le Chemin du Roi Brut Rose – 45% pinot meunier, 40% chardonnay, 15% pinot noir (a few of which is made as a purple wine). This mix is a bit much less partaking than the Brut, the pinot meunier giving it a slightly doughy texture on the palate. The notes of contemporary apple discovered within the Brut are paired right here with some lemon curd components, with extra of that almond character rising because the wine comes out of its shell. Whereas much less acidic than the Brut by fairly a bit, this does give the wine a creamier and considerably extra opulent consistency, although this comes on the expense of a few of its brightness — and double the value. B+ / $300 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
NV Le Chemin du Roi Brut Rose