2004 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, France, Champagne, Wine Review

This luxury cuvee always impresses me for its elegance.  Light golden in color.  Nice mousse.  The nose is great with fresh pears, slight lemons and just a whiff of toast.  Clean.  On the palate, this is very smooth.  Lemons and a sour lemon candy note that is very pure.  Not sweet at all.  Great acidity, this wine is quite vibrant.  Great with food.  Incredibly long finish.  Really a great showing.  

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme, France - Wine Review

What a week.  My second time trying this amazing Champagne.  I opened this bottle about an hour prior to serving and I think it helped it.  It seemed to bring out more fruit.  Light golden in color.  The nose is great with a bit of toast, pears, green apples and minerals.  On the palate, there is a tartness I didn't get previously.  Tart green apples which I really enjoyed.  Minerals.  Slight lemon notes.  This is deep.  It explodes on the palate.  So smooth and easy though.  An amazingly long finish.  Just a baby, this has years left to maturity.  

NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme, France - Wine Review

The 164 uses 2008 as a base.  This is pehnominal albeit very young at the moment.  Light golden in color.  A beautiful mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles.  The nose is great with slight toasted note with pears and slight lemon.  Also an underlying minerality.  With air a slight nutty note emerges.  On the palate, this is deep and complex yet precise.  It unwinds nicely in the glass.  Lemony with slight orange notes.  Minerals.  Great acidity.  Very pesistent and lemony finish.  Amazing length.  Great with food.  This has penty of upside but is great right now.  Excellent.  

NV Drappier Champagne Brut Nature Dosage Zero, France - Wine Review

100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs) Champagne that got no dosage.  It might be a bit austere for some, but I really enjoyed it.  Light gold in color.  The nose is all about minerality though there is some tart cherry notes.  On the palate, this is lean and intense.  Minerals with a slight tart cranberry note.  Good depth.  Nice finish.  Would work well with foods.  

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