Champagne Agrapart & Fils Terroirs Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
JS 96: Very pure and fragrant, with attractive aromas of bread and fresh hazelnuts, cashew nuts, light lemons and grapefruit. The palate has a scintillatingly pure, grapefruit and dry-lemon core, and a chalky, fresh-pear and lime finish. Superb freshness! A very restrained blend of four Grand Cru parcels of 20 to 50-year-old vines and a blend of 2013 (60 per cent) and 2014 (40 per cent). Drink or hold.
VM 94: The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is positively brilliant. Citrus, white flowers, crushed rocks and mint are all finely sketched in this super-expressive Champagne from Agrapart. Readers who want to get a sense of what the Agrapart Champagnes are all about without investing in some of the higher-end bottlings will want to check out the Terroirs. Weightless and chiseled in the glass, with pedigree to burn, the Terroirs is flat-out stunning, not to mention a fabulous wine in its peer group. The Terroirs is sourced from parcels in Avize, Oger, Cramand and Oiry. This release is equal parts 2014 and 2013. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: May 2018.
RP 94: Disgorged in April 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, Agrapart's NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is a blend of 40% 2015 and 60% 2014 and derives from old vines that are around 50 or 60 years old. Mingling notes of citrus oil and white flowers with hints of crushed chalk and rock salt, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a satiny attack that segues into a ripe and vinous but chalky, tight-knit core.