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“A Whole-Hearted Laugh, Brilliant From Cheek to Cheek”

LAURENT : Champagne / Yvresse

by Grojsman (1993)

Originally named Champagne, but then renamed after a legal battle. ivresse in French means intoxication, so it keeps to the theme. It's a wonderful sparkling, fruity chypre.

Fruity, nectarine and lychee; moving into florals. Fizzy opening, it's more of a Bellini actually than Champagne; fizziness from anise and chilly mint on bruised aprictos. Then a honeyed, voluptuous chypre base.