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.
Light golden in color. Nice mousse with lots of small bubbles. The nose is nice almonds, slightly yeasty, and some ginger. This is spry and a bit shy at first. Ginger and slightly chalky. Good acidity. Works well with food. Some complexity. Good finish. Not a big wine but certainly persistent. Good value for Champagne.
Light golden in color. Nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. Ginger and toast on the nose. Smooth, deep and complex on the palate. Ginger and minerals. Slight citrus. Nice finish.