Apparently, this bottling was done for the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship. This was not in the locker room, but part of the same bottling that was. Go Cavs! Orange pink in color. There is a nice mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles. On the nose there are a lot of cherries and oranges. Very strong and interesting. On the palate this is sweet. Oranges. The finish is oddly enough almost dry. This wine's sweetness proved a bit divisive, but was quite enjoyable for me. It has a nice depth and the acidity works with sweetness and this is very food friendly.
Golden in color. A good amount of small(ish) bubbles. The nose is clean with some toast and also some pears. On the palate, this is nice but could use just a bit more of everything; fruit, acid, minerality. Pears are prominent. Clean. Worked well with foods. Solid finish. Very solid wine.
Note: Back label is pictured for this review. This wine has reviewed many times but it been a few months. Light golden in color. The nose is big and bold and excellent. Slight oxidation with clean and vibrant baked bread. Much more vibrant than some prior bottles. Also some slight ginger and a bit of apples. On the palate, this is explosive. Great balance. Slight apples with a nice minerality. Served at just cooler than room temp which was perfect (maybe 62F). Complex and deep. Food friendly. If well stored bottles of this are still on the shelf, it is worth finding them and b
It is amazing how much wine Moet can make and be so amazingly consistent. Of course, Dom Perignon, is at the top of their heap. Light gold with slight silver in color. A steady stream of tiny bubbles form a nice mousse. The nose is nice with slight toast and a sort of lemon/tangerine quality that is really nice. Very clean. On the palate, that lemon/tangerine quality continues with a nice dose of carbonation. Incredibly smooth and easy yet with depth and also precision. Long finish. Probably not the greatest ever vintage of DP but still excellent. Drinking quite well at the moment
Golden in color, lots of small bubbles. The nose is yeasty with some ginger. On the palate, this has a slight sweetness to it. More so than one might expect from a Brut. Bright acidity. Creamy texture. Drinks easy. Very food friendly. Fun way to liven up a party.
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with minerals, baked bread, slight chalk and red apples. On the palate, this is refreshing. Good acidity. Not much fruit but nice minerality and chalk. Good depth. It drinks easy. Worked with a wide variety of foods. Retail is around $40 which is fair value.
35% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay. This is a fairly priced Champagne (around $40). Light golden in color. The nose has some toast with a bit of lemons. Also a dusty quality. On the palate, this has a nice minerality. Some strawberries appear on the palate. The acidity seems to fade away a bit. This makes for easy summer sipping. Nice finish. Works fine with food.
From magnum. Always a good choice for a crowd. Light golden in color. Plenty of small bubbles. The nose has a bit of yeast along with a nice lemon backbone. On the palate, them lemon comes thru as well as a bit of green apple. Quite refreshing for a warm summer Brunch. Not a ton of complexity but some. Very nice acidity; it worked well with the food. Perhaps it was the magnum format, but this seemed a bit fresher than this usually shows.
Deep burnt orange in color A nice head with small bubbles. The nose is tight initially but with air opens to show some orange peel. Also a bit fleshy. On the palate, there is some citrus. Tart oranges as well It opens and gain complexity with air. Worked great with appetizers.
For around $30, this is a reasonably priced actual Champagne (not just a sparkling wine). Light golden in color with a good amount of small bubbles. The nose is a bit chalky with some green apples. Very clean. On the palate, the apples carry thru. Good acidity. Worked well with food. Good value.