NV Laurent-Perrier Champagne La Cuvée, France, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

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.  

NV Trouillard Champagne Brut Extra Selection, France, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

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

Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

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.  

2008 Veuve Doussot Champagne Ernestine Millesime, France, Champagne, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

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.  

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