Chevalier Alexis Lichine Brut non-vintage sparkling wine

France; 11% ABV
$8 at the Richmond, CA, store on 4 Nov

ChevalierAlexisLichine_NV_BrutSparklingWineThe presentation of this wine impressed me enough to get a bottle during the last sale in early November.  I’ve finally opened it for Christmas Day, and I think it’s very nice.

This decently complex and nicely balanced wine tastes of yellow / white pear, some yellow apple, lemon, and mild yeast / egg bread, with soft carbonation that gives a slightly creamy texture.  I’d guess its retail would be about $14 – $16, putting its discount in about the usual range for the GO, and making it a solid value.

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One thought on “Chevalier Alexis Lichine Brut non-vintage sparkling wine

  1. lim13

    Tasted this at the Silverdale GO free wine tasting last Saturday. I would concur with BW’s notes, though I didn’t find it attractive enough (especially at our $8.99 price) to buy any. There are a number of domestic bubblies around that price point or a few dollars more that I prefer. BTW, Vivino says it’s made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc.

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