Wow! Its vintage Krug, but still, wow! This is still young but it is opening up now and really hitting its stride. It has a couple of decades left or more, depending how you like older Champagne. Light golden in color. A nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. This is a big wine. The nose has toast, slight ginger, cherries and a slight hay note. On the palate, this has a racy backbone of acidity. At the same time, a broad palate with great complexity. Some tart fruit on top with some cherry parfait in the mid-palate and underlying it all, great minerality and slight salinity. An i
This is a late release in which Moet leaves some vintage wine stored on its lees for 16 years before release. It retails for around $325. Light golden in color. There is a nice frothy mousse with lots of small-ish bubbles. On the nose, slightly soapy with minerals. A bit of lemon peel. With air, a bit of yeast comes out. On the palate, the yeasty dough quality returns. There is a very nice underlying minerality. A creamy texture. While this has good acidity, not the screaming acidity of the original release. Age has mellowed it out. This is very food friendly. It is uncertain h
Nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. Gold green in color. The nose has a nice toast to it. Slight smoke and red apples. On the palate, this has a nice tart acidity. Some depth. Long finish. This is very food friendly and in fact, while drinks well on its own, is probably better suited to apps or a nice meal. This retails for $45 which is fair.
Its always nice to find actual Champagne that retails for $30 (or less). This is one and is a very nice value. Light golden in color. A good amount of very small bubbles. The nose has minerals with slight ginger notes. Good acidity. Nice balance and finish. This is very food friendly and will match a wide variety of foods. It is dry and will also work for celebrations (but don't limit it to that).
Pale salmon/orange in color. There is a nice mousse with lots of medium and small bubbles. On the nose there are strawberries, cherries and oranges. Not too pronounced but persistent. On the palate, the cherries carry thru along with some orange peel (bitter in a good way). There is a lot of acidity on this wine. That is a great thing for working with food and waking up the palate. Of course, palate's vary as well. An very long finish that really lasts. This is not a big wine. There is persistent fruit but it won't overwhelm food and in fact, it works great with a wide variety of
Silvery gold in color. The nose has slight baked bread and slight citrus. A nice head of lots of tiny bubbles. On the palate, this is all about minerality and smoothness. There is some citrus. Great length on the finish. This is incredibly versatile with food although hearty meats might be pushing it. Great on its own as well. Seems like this is a step up from the 2004.
Deep salmon Pink in color. There is a nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. The nose has seltzer, and strawberries. Reminiscent of the Faygo Red Pop of my youth. Nice. On the palate, there is a bit of depth and complexity. Dry. Nice acidity. Good finish. Would go with practically any food. This drinks quite well now but should develop some maturity and drink well for a while. Aged Champagnes are not to everyone's taste but I think this should easily last for a decade. delicious and more traditional Rose.
Apparently some version of this have a bit more sweetness than others. This bottle had a hint of sweetness but not overt or cloying. It was absolutely delicious. Served to a group on a warm summer evening, it was a star. Salmon pink in color. There is a nice mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles. The nose has nice strawberry fruit along with a bit of burnt orange peel in the background. On the palate, citrus comes out first followed by nice strawberries. There is a nice depth and complexity here. Just that hint of sweetness which combined with the acidity is very refreshing. Nice fini
A 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Light golden in color. A nice mousse with lots of smallish bubbles. The nose is nice with seltzer and slight ginger. On the palate, this could use a bit more acidity which is surprising as the label indicates it was harvested at 18.5 Brix. Still, there is some nice slightly sour apple notes. It is tasty. Shorter on the finish. $30
Bright, deep salmon/orange in color. Frothy mousse with smallish bubbles. On the nose, this is very interesting. Peppery (black) with light cherries and slight strawberries. Almost a touch of cloves. On the palate, there is certainly a clove note which is interesting. Also cranberries and some cherries. Very refreshing yet also has some depth to it. There is a tasty sour candy note on the finish. Good acidity, this would work with a wider variety of foods. A very unique wine. Although designated non-vintage, it is mostly the 2013 vintage grapes. $30