🏅Rating 92/100 (4,2⭐)
I always struggle with rose champagnes. Somehow they don't convince me and almost never justify the price tag. But there are a few which I am satisfied with.
Cuvee Elisabeth is definitely in my top list. Its first vintage is 1988 and was created as a counterpart to another prestige cuvee of the house Nicolas François.
This cuvee is about the elegance and finesse rather than the power. Made of equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir it is blended with less than 10% of red wine from old vines in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.
Chic rose color with copper hue. Reductive style with a cooler 2007 vintage showing through. Apricot jam, candied citrus, sugar powdered red berries. Delicate bitter cool and dry finish. Disg. in Feb 2019 after spending impressive 11 years on lees. The dosage of 6 g/l is enough to reach the perfect balance.
Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 2 months ago
Had 2007 at Robin’s w/Mario’s chic & morels!!!! — 5 months ago
More oxidative than expected—pleasant surprise!!! Cheap & chic — 3 months ago
Not a serious wine, but a seriously enjoyable one. America’s first sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is refreshing and verdant (aromas of wet grass, flavors of lime, green apple, papaya, guava) as you’d might expect from an aromatic white grape + charmant method. What you might not expect, though, is 15th century chic label and name inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry V or the winemaker (one Chris Christensen), a biracial Iowa native who has dedicated his winemaking career to exploring and elevating CA Sauvignon Blanc. This wine serves as a reminder that when it comes to wine, as with so many other facets of life, the most refreshing ideas rarely come from the usual suspects. Onward! — 5 months ago
Drank half last night. Tonight, this was a nice pair with blackened tuna. Big blackfruit with a little residual sugar cut the Cajun spices just right for me. My beautiful wife and her equally chic mother are having Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio with salmon. I really dislike salmon.
91+ points — 7 months ago
Sweet. Nice — 3 months ago
The fact that Clarksburg Chenin Blanc is now available in a gorgeous millennial chic ombré can (featuring the skyline of sac) brings me great joy. Made by Colleen Sullivan, the young queen of Clarksburg Chenin Blanc. Honeycomb, beeswax, preserved lemon. More expressive after it warms up a bit (vs refrigerator temp). — 4 months ago
Might be best in class when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. This was a wine that I held onto very intentionally for almost all of 2019. So it’s an appropriate choice to close out the year. Went to a very delicious — and pretentious — tasting of Vie Di Romans’ offerings at Houston Wine Merchant. (I mean, come on you bow-tied assholes, you’re drinking this shit for free.) The Barolo was superb, but at $125, out of my price range. Hadn’t had an SB from Italy before and it seemed dry as hell, not my preferred grape but I wanted to stick it to these d-bags who thought I was (in my assuredly homeless-chic outfit) not good enough for what was being poured. So I bought it, and I’ll admit when this hit the decanter tonight and that nose smacked me in the face and it just reeked of some $10 bullshit from New Zealand, I thought, oh no, what a prideful mistake this was. Instead, what a treat. Yes the nose is unmistakably S.B. but the fruit is all olfactory, this friend has the dry minerality of an A- white from Burgundy or Alsace. I guess what I’m saying is, may we all be less prideful in 2020. Cheers! — a year ago