Tag: Champagne

Henri Goutorbe “Special Club” Grand Cru Aÿ Brut Champagne 2008, France




Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of yeast, spices, apples, citrus, bread, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body, with small bubbles and medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, yeast, bread, lemons, earth, minerals and spices.

Medium on the finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nicely aged 14 year old Champagne. Showing great complexity at this point.

Tasty and interesting. Rich, yet elegant. Loved the mouthfeel and the well integrated bubbles.

Nicely balanced right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

I paired it with a delicious grilled Octopus.

A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. disgorged October 2020.

12% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Brut 2004 Champagne, France





Yellow in color with a light golden hue.

On the nose yeast, bread, lemons, earth, minerals, over ripen green apples and light grapefruits. Feels a little oxidized on the nose.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, over ripen citrus fruits, apples, bread, minerals, spices, herbs and earth.

Nice finish with light almonds.

Although this Champagne was not in its prime condition, it is always nice to drink and experience.

This 17 Year old champagne is a little oxidized for me, but I still enjoyed it. Showing great complexity at this point.

I paired it with a dish of layers of eggplant with ricotta, mozzarella and fresh basil.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$350.


Krug Brut Champagne 1998, France






Golden in color, very pretty.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing lots of yeast and bread notes with citrus, limes, green apples, Mediterranean spices, herbs, white pepper and minerals.

Tasting this aged vintage champagnes is always a great experience. I really liked the nose once it opened up.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, and I liked it better once it warmed up a bit.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Paired very well with the caviar and the charcuterie board.

12% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$450.

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne 1993, France




Celebrating our wedding anniversary, with a Vintage Champagne from the same year.

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of bread, spices, earth, wet leaves, herbs, yeast, white pepper, lemons, yellow apples and river rocks.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and soft, small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with light citrus, over ripen apples, spices, yeast, bread, river rocks, herbs and white pepper.

Short finish with limes.

This 28 year old Champagne is still delicious, although probably on its last leg.

Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant.

Not much fruit is left, but enough to make it tangy and interesting.

Thank you Judy for sharing this with us.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with caviar and good friends. Very tasty, especially with the caviar.

12% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$550.

Bollinger Limited Edition Rosé Champagne 2006, France

This is a delicious Vintage Rosé Champagne from a great vintage.

Showing lots of bread and yeast notes, citrus, over ripen apples, spices, minerals, white pepper, sea salt, light earth and herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, and nicely integrated small bubbles. Just the way I prefer it.

This 15 year old is very tasty now. Nicely balanced with lots of complexity.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Good by itself or with food. I didn’t need anything but a nice glass with it.

12% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

Pierre Péters Cuvée de Réserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Non-Vintage, France

This is a very nice Champagne. Showing lots of yeast, bread, limes, lemons, green apples, citrus, nuts, minerals and sea salt.

Medium plus in body with racing acidity and medium plus sized bubbles.

Nice length on the finish.

This was very enjoyable before dinner, compliments of Wine Bar George.

Well balanced with nice complexity, and without a bitter finish, which I always appreciate.

100% Chardonnay grapes.

This Non-Vintage Champagne is going to be so much better in 5 to 10 years.

12% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$70.

Montaudon Champagne Brut Non-Vintage Reims, France

Pale yellow in color with a golden hue.

On the nose yeast, citrus, lemons, toast, green apples, grapefruits and bread.

Medium bodied with big bubbles and high acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, pears, limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, yeast and white pepper.

Long finish with limes.

This is a nice and crisp champagne. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Not bitter at all, which I liked. I didn’t care much for the big bubbles, but it was not too bad.

Showing a crisp and engaging mouthfeel. Not too complex, but very enjoyable when properly chilled.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh fruits.

Wine Spectator 90 points.

A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.