"BAM!" Brut Nature (2011 base)


27% Pinot Blanc/27% Arbanne/46% Petit Meslier. "BAM!" is an acronym of these three relatively rare, low-yielding Champagne varieties. The vines were planted in 2003 on sandy, silica-rich limestone soils in the lieu-dit of Four à Chaux-Sablé in Oeuilly and are certified-organic like the rest of Tarlant's sites. This blanc des blancs is around half 2011 and half reserve wines back to 2007. The fruit is harvested by hand, gently pressed and co-fermented with natural yeasts in barrel; the wine does not go through malo. Bottled in 2012 and disgorged in 2021. Zero dosage. 900 bottles produced.

94 points
"The NV Brut Nature BAM!, Tarlant’s Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Petit Meslier blend, is terrific. It offers notable energy and tension, with lovely complexity from the perpetual reserve that is used to complement the base vintage, in this case 2011. Lemon confit, marzipan, dried flowers, tangerine oil and lightly honeyed notes linger nicely, with a whole range of bright saline accents that lend further energy and focus. This release is terrific. Disgorged: June 1, 2021."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
May 2022
93 points
"Fun aromas of dried green mangos and green apples with ginger. Full-bodied with zippy acidity and a long, intense finish. Lots of dried fruit. Spiced pear, too. Really attractive and delicious. Pinot blanc, arbanne and petit meslier. From 2011 vintage. Disgorged June 2021. Drink now."
James Suckling,
James Suckling
June 2022
94+ points
"Pale straw with a youthful green tinge, the NV Champagne BAM! Brut Nature has 2011 as its base, with the rest from the perpetual reserve. Very pretty in its aromatics, with fresh pear, lemon curd, sherbet, and a lift of citrus blossoms, it’s medium-bodied and focused, with a refined mousse, an elegantly rounded midpalate, and a clean, saline finish. A very pretty style, it’s drinking well now and will continue to improve if given time over the coming 10 years. Drink 2024-2034. Disgorged June 2022."
Audrey Frick,
Jeb Dunnuck
November 2023

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Pinot Blanc
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