Krug MV 166th edition. Created in 2010. Drinking very nicely now (from half bottle). Bubbles are quite fine - would have actually probably guessed slightly older from that alone. Somewhat less rich yeastiness than expected, but still excellent brioche and nutty notes balanced with perfect lemony acid. Long finish. Always a treat. — 2 months ago
Tonights wine is the Veuve A. Devaux Grande Réserve Brut NV.
On the nose is green apples, brioche, apricote, peach and yeasty bread dough.
On the palate is green apples, tart strawberry, plum, yeasty bread dough and mineral driven wet stone.
This wine is pinot noir dominant with fine bubbles that are long lasting with a good creamy mousse.
The wine is also medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, medium + acidity and a long crisp citrus clean fresh finish. I hope you are having a great week? Please continue to stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 5 months ago
First time with the 168. Wow! Fine bubbles, fresh but not acidic. Almost sweet — 10 months ago
Delicious cognac! Nice, easy sipping. — 10 months ago
Deep lemon color with fine creamy mousse and fast bubble flow. Medium intensity aromas of stone fruits, blossom, bread dough and citrus. On the palate flavors of golden apple, peach, lemon citrus and honeysuckle with biscuit toast and nutty notes. Long finish, almost full-body ending with hints of biscuit and citrus. Outstanding, will improve a bit more in the bottle. Tasting Sample. — 4 months ago
I don’t drink very much cognac and can’t remember when or where I picked up this bottle, but a small pour sounded good to end a cold and snowy day. Light in color. Body feels light at first, but gains viscosity. Spicy, oaky, and a little astringent on the finish. It reminded more of some really good scotch I’ve had than of some slightly sweeter cognacs. I liked it a lot. — 6 months ago
Classic blend of CH, PN, PM, 1/3 each. 60+ months on the lees, disgorged Jan 2020.
This is complex & quite profound. Nose shows terrific tension between the lemon, lemon peel & kumquat and the toasted brioche with fresh hazelnuts & freshly made creme brûlée.
Lovely mouthfeel, v. creamy & quite rich yet impeccably balanced with electric acidity, super fine froth and a hint of minerality in the background. Great depth, purity and precision, but most of all, finesse.
This beats most Champagnes flat out.
A truly great wine! — 7 months ago
A pale gold hue leads to some nice effervescence and tons of small bubbles initially. A fine mousse and highly aromatic on the nose with an abundance of wet stone minerality and fresh pears. The fruit is ripe and expressive with citrus aromas being dominant with the more autolytic notes serving as backup. After some time and air, that nice yeast and floral aspects come to the fore in the form of delicate little white flowers.
100% Chardonnay with 7 g/l that only adds a little softness to the acidity of the champagne. With 30% of the blend coming from reserve wines there is a distinct elegance and refinement happening here. The fruit comes from Grand and Premier Crus from Avize and Cramant.
This is most certainly a pop and pour champagne, it’s ready to go. A silky mouthfeel with crisp acidity which leads to crisp fruit on the palate. Baked apple pie, brioche buns, and mandarin oranges shine. Decidedly lush and fun. Fruity, elegant, and versatile. — 7 months ago
40 year old vinrage! Just perfect!!! — 10 months ago