This is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. Deep salmon pink with orange hues. There are a lots of tiny bubbles making a nice mousse. On the nose, there is orange peel, slight strawberries, and apples. Medium bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, cherries and apples with a bit of minerality. Long finish. This is very tasty. Drink over the next few years. This will work well with a wide variety of foods. Pulled pork sandwiches to grilled tuna would work.
Always a pleasure to drink this wine. Light golden in color, tons of very tiny bubbles, clear and bright. The nose is great. Toasty with some lemons and a lot of minerality. Full bodied. On the palate, this is delicious. Lemons, minerals with plenty of complexity and depth. Long finish. This should drink well over the next fifteen to twenty years. It will go with practically any food. Popcorn is always a great choice with great Champagne.
Not much more to say about one of the greatest wines on the planet from a great vintage. This bottle was bought on release and cellared well. Light golden in color with a lot of small bubbles. The nose is concentrated with baked apples, some spice, slight lemon and a brioche/oxidized note that is classic Krug. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this is still youthful. Great acidity. A bit of baked apple, spice and slight cider note. Long finish. This is still youthful and should easily go another ten to fifteen years at this level if well stored. It will pair with virtually any
From Magnum. Silvery/gold in color with a nice mousse. The nose is nice. More elegant with some ginger, a bit of smoke, citrus and slight floral notes. On the palate, great acidity. delicious. Lemons with slight lime. Long finish. Unclear as to disgorgement date on this bottle. Drinking great from this format. It will work well on its own or with just about any type of food.
2015 Champagne Christophe Baron Champagne Les Hautes Blanches Vignes Charly-sur-Marne, France, Wine Review
This is from the people who bring you Cayuse and other wines from Washington State. It is Champagne from France made from the Pinot Meunier grape planted in 1969. Only made in Magnum and sold thru the Cayuse mailing list. Golden in color with a slight ruby tint to it. A nice mousse with a lot of effervescence. The nose has Vernor's soda notes (sort of ginger and caramel). With air some cherries and lemons come out. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, the cherries and lemons are more pronounced but there is still that underlying ginger. Nice minerality. Very concentrated, it slo
Always a great wine and great "value" in the world of expensive Champagne, it seems as the 2012 is one of the best vintages yet, perhaps surpassing 2008 and going back to 1996 for that level of quality, at least for my tastes. Light golden in color with slight green hues, clear and bright. The mousse is consistent with lots of tiny bubbles. The nose has a hint of toast upfront, followed by pears with a slight floral quality. Some citrus on the back end. Full bodied.
This is a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Salmon pink in color, clear and bright. Minimal mousse but very tiny bubbles. The nose is lighter but opens with air. Cherries, oranges and lemons with some minerality. Full bodied. On the palate, this is refreshing and delicious. Cherries and lemon rind with underlying minerality. Long finish. Great acidity. This took some time to open in the glass suggesting it might yet have some upside. It should drinking well over the next ten to fifteen years. It drinks well on its own but will be incredibly versatile with food. It shoul
First time trying this vintage and it is awesome if still young. I hate to call it elegant as that is not correct, but it is the kind of wine that fans of the "less is more" philosophy of wine will love. Light silvery/gold in color, clear and bright with a lot of tiny bubbles. The nose is great with green apples, minerality, slight lanolin and chalk. But it is not big, just intense. The palate is similar. At first taste, it seemed to be missing something, but it has an energy and persistence that keeps building. Intensity without volume. The green apple and minerality carry thru to
From the excellent 2008 vintage. This is 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and,10% Pinot Munier. Light golden in color, clear and bright. A fair amount of tiny bubbles. The nose has apples, slight cider notes, and a touch of chalk. Medium bodied. Good acidity. The fruit is ripe which comes off a bit sweet but that calms down with air. Nice apple fruit. Solid finish. This is drinking quite well now and should continue to do so for the next decade. It went well with a varied menu from Shishido peppers and garlic to sharp Cheddar.
Golden in color with a persistent stream of tiny bubble. Frothy. The nose is tight at first but opens to show ginger, peach, toast, slight nuttiness and minerality. On the palate, this is dry and very crisp. Mostly about minerals, but some peach comes thru. With air, a slight strawberry note. An incredibly long finish. Just a delicious and complex Champagne. Drinking quite youthfully now, it should continue to drink well for the hext couple of decades. This will work with any food.