New discovery from one of our favorite producers. Grapes from a newly converted area to biodynamic farming (don’t have the full certification yet I believe). Creamy with lots of texture. Light reductive notes followed by stone fruit with good minerality on the finish. — 15 days ago
A simply magical 2008 Champagne, the 2008 ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ Champagne is a revelation from this dazzling vintage. The wine entices right away, showing lemon infused biscuit with shades of wild mushroom and baked pear aromatics that all mingle brightly in the glass. The palate shows incredible verve and freshness with a bright sense of effervescence and a silky soft texture. Once on the attack, the palate leads with bright bright lemon zest and green apple tones that collide with mushroom, peat moss and hints of freshly baked brioche. While outstanding now, this really needs another year of bottle age prior to being enjoyed. One thing is certain — the 2008 ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ will be exceedingly long lived. Drink 2020-2035- 96 — 16 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.
I’ve had this a couple times now and notes are consistent. Really enjoy this style...touch “oxidative” with yeasty and caramelized nougat notes. Very tart initially before some lemon zest and clementine cake appeared. Seems like there is Reserve wine in it. Not sure of price, but this is quite enjoyable. I called this older NV champagne. — 2 days ago
Taittinger's 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rosé is composed of 15% Pinot Noir with the remainder Chardonnay and it is a sensational showing. This fabulous Rosé opens up beautifully to pretty aromatics of strawberries and red berries which are laced with citrus zest, lovely minerality and subtle toast nuances. On the palate this shows a stunning combination of depth and energy and precision which defines this gorgeous Rosé as it leaves a beautiful impression on the palate. While the 2006 is utterly captivating now, it should also continue to evolve gracefully over the next decade. — 10 days ago
From a recent disgorgement. Prestige Rosé stands out for its intense hue, secret lies in the blend, complex and costly to produce. The blend (35% Pinot Noir, 40% Chard & 25% Pinot Meunière) with 15% of the best Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims & Les Riceys added to the final blend, giving this cuvée its unique color, intensity & elegance. Fresh aromas, raspberry, strawberry & cherry flavors, elegant ending with chalky minerality notes. Tasting Sample! — 7 days ago