(John Gilman - 90) The new release of Champagne LombardÕs non-vintage Extra Brut is from the base year of 2009 and is a blend of forty percent chardonnay and a sixty percent combination of pinot noir and pinot meunier. The wine was finished with a dosage of four grams per liter and offers up an excellent bouquet of apple, a touch of nectarine, lovely soil tones, fresh-baked bread and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, crisp and complex, with a fine core, very good soil signature, pinpoint bubbles and a long, focused and well-balanced finish. The extended aging sur latte has given this wine a lovely layer of secondary complexity and the wine is drinking very well today. 2017-2030.