2009 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut

Vintage: 
2009
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Light golden in color.  Nice mousse with lots of small-ish bubbles.  The nose has toast and lemons.  On the palate, there is a nice tart apple quality.  Nice acidity.  Long finish.  Very pleasant way to start.  

NV Baron-Fuenté Champagne Esprit Grand Cru Brut, France, Champagne, Wine Review

Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Light golden in color.  A nice mousse with a good amount of small bubbles.  On the nose, this is slightly smokey with nice minerality.  Also a bit of lemon.  On the palate, this is nice.  Just the slightest hint of sweetness to it.  Nice minerals.  A lemon candy sort of note.  Decent acidity.  Worked well with bread and cheese.  

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

Score: 
98
Grade: 
A

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

Score: 
96
Grade: 
A

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

Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

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.  

1969 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon, France - Wine Review

Score: 
86
Grade: 
B

I got a chance to try this (December, 2017) and was told that storage was less than ideal.  Considering that and its age, this was pretty impressive.  Light golden in color.  Still some evervescence although not really showing bubbles in the glass.  On the nose, a bit soapy but nice lemon-lime notes and minerals.  Not much in the way of oxidation, considering and no mushrooms.  On the palate, this is crisp with a lemony note.  Some depth and complexity.  There is certainly some energy.  Way better than one might have guessed.  Very cool.  

NV Marie Demets Champagne Cuvée Rubis, France - Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

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.  

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