By: Mari Keilman
K&L Staff Member
I am one of the biggest cheerleaders of Franck Bonville's champagnes. I love the amount of elegance and sophistication his blanc de blancs from Avize have. They are focused without being tight; angular without being jarring; acidic without being tart. And his 2005 Millesime is the perfect example of this tremendous balancing act. More likely to be at its prime earlier than most vintage champagnes, this 100% chardonnay cuvee is full bodied and creamy, while still possessing a strong linear backbone and ample amounts of acidity. I had this champagne with oysters and talk about perfect!