"The 2000 vintage of Ployez-Jacquemart’s Tête de Cuvée is composed of its customary blend of two-thirds chardonnay and equal amounts of pinot noir and pinot meunier to make up the balance, with all of the vins clairs barrel-fermented, do not go through malo and the wine is finished off with a dosage of three grams per liter. It was aged at least ten years sur latte prior to disgorgement. The very complex bouquet of the 2000 Liesse wafts from the glass in a refined constellation of white peach, apple, fresh-baked bread, a touch of nuttiness, lovely soil tones, incipient smokiness and a whisper of buttery oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full and complex, with an excellent core of fruit, superb soil signature, frothy mousse, excellent focus and grip and a very long, bright and well-balanced finish. This is starting to drink with great breed, but will continue to cruise along for decades to come. 2017-2040+."
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