2006 boerl & kroff, brut
Why We're Buying
Boërl & Kroff Brut is a chef-d'oeuvre of Champagne. The wine only comes in magnum bottles and utilizes grapes from three Drappiers vineyards - Les Égrillés, Le Montouillet, and La Belle Haie. Currently, it ranks as the eighth-most expensive Champagne.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brut wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe citrus fruit, warm bread, smoke and honeycomb that mingle with nuances of bitter orange, fresh field mushrooms and walnuts. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, satiny textured, rich and muscular, with impressive amplitude and concentration, a lively spine of acidity and chewy structuring extract, concluding with a long and nicely defined finish. Sabaté wonders aloud whether it was disgorged too soon, but there's no denying it's showing very well today, capturing the richness of the vintage without any of its potential heaviness.