Paul Launois Blanc de Blancs Composition #3 Review

Paul Launois is a grower-producer Champagne house in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger — Champagne’s most elite Grand Cru, home to Salon and Krug.

Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick

Blanc de Blancs Composition #3

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About this Wine

Wine: NV Blanc de Blancs Composition #3
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France
Retail price: $47
I consumed it: July 2021
My source: The Michelin Wine Club by Wine Access

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Blanc de Blancs Composition #3Back Label

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From this wine club: The Michelin Wine Club by Wine Access

From this winery: Paul Launois

Region: Champagne, France

Wine color/style: Sparkling wine

Grape variety or blend: Champagne

Tasting notes: Very dry, Brioche, Chalky

Other characteristics: Grower, Grand cru

Blanc de Blancs Composition #3: What I think

Paul Launois is a grower-producer Champagne house in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger — Champagne’s most elite Grand Cru, home to Salon and Krug.

It’s hard to imagine a more food-friendly Champagne — it was super dry with tiny bubbles. The persistent flavors for me were the hallmark brioche and a bit of chalkiness.

At Californios, the Michelin-starred restaurant which collaborated on this wine club shipment, beverage director Charlotte Randolph often greets guests with this Champagne before they begin their tasting menu. The suggested pairing was a Black Truffle Chicharrón with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar and Chive Mousse… not exactly something you’re likely to prepare for yourself at home, but fun to dream about.

Last updated: August 2, 2023

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