NV Trouillard Champagne Brut Extra Selection, France, Wine Review

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.  

NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut, France, Wine Review

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.  

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.  

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