NV Marie Demets Champagne Cuvée Rubis, France - Wine Review

Deep sort of pink/orange in color.  Interesting.  On the palate, cranberries and some strawberries.  Nice mousse.  On the palate, this is more than just pleasant but not mind blowing.  Of course, neither is the price.  Some depth.  Nice cherries, minerals and slight chalkiness to it.  Good finish.  I wouldn't mind more cut to it, but there is enough.  It was a nice way to start an evening.  A Lyle Fass wine.  If you don't know this direct importer - Google him and sign up for his e-mails.  Great wine at reasonable prices.  

2005 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé Cuvée Palmes d'Or, France, Champagne - Wine Review

Pale but vibrant ruby in color.  The nose has some slight cherries and a bit of rhubarb.  A nice foam with a lot of little bubbles.  On the palate, this is good but lacks depth especially considering the price.  Nevertheless, an excellent wine.  The cherries with a slight bitter cherry flavors carry over to the palate.  Clean with a nice finish.  And of course, a gorgeous bottle.  

Champagne Vintage Chart

Champagne 2003 86 D 2002 94 D/H 2001 86 D 2000 88 D 1999 89 D/H 1998 90 D/H 1997 89 D 1996 97 D/H 1995 93 D 1993 88 D 1992 90 D 1991 89 D 1990 94 D 1989 93 D 1988 94 D 1986 88 D 1985 88 D 1978 91 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or...