Tag: Champagne

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.


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.