At the Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai. Not quite the lounge services they advertise in their Business Class Service video in Dubai on their website. Overall, still ok. I was looking forward to the world’s only Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar and some 09 vintage Moet & Chandon but, I guess that is really only in the First Class Lounge. I’ll have to settle for this Imperial. Any good lawyers out there want to sue them for deceptive advertising? 🤣 Also, the shoe shine was not included. It was the most expensive shoe shine I’ve had. And, never actually included black polish! Hmmm? 🤔
As for the Imperial, not bad but, not the 09 vintage I had hoped for! Oh well! 🤷♂️
The nose reveals, nice light citrus blend, green apple, bruised red apple to cider, pineapple, a little lime candy, tropical melons, some white peach, cream soda, brioche, soft chalkiness, understated minerality, spring & yellow flowers with greens.
The body full and pleasant. Soft understated mousse and delicate on the palate. Light citrus blend, green apple, red apple with a slight lean into cider, pineapple, a little lime candy, tropical melons, some white peach, cream soda, brioche, soft, fine powdery chalkiness, subtle minerality, sea spray, spring & yellow flowers with greens. The acidity not as lively as I would prefer. The finish is rich, elegant but, lacks a certain wow factor. — 3 days ago
Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.
As this was poured, my first guess was west coast sparkler. As the lunch went on, I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it, so I called it French NV. Ha! Very little reductive or bruised notes here I associate with west coast Sparklers. Limestone, Granny Smith Apple, little yeast, and a touch of sweetness on the back. — 13 days ago
Lovely champagne as always. Light floral notes. Served during dinner party (m & s) with shrimp hor d’œuvres. M NOLA — 21 days ago
Full bodied, but dry rosé champagne at The Hurricane in Kennebunkport — 8 days ago
Very nice, strong Rose — 9 days ago
Sumptuous, decent backbone, reserved but opens up to a bouquet of raspberry and oral sex — 24 days ago
Medium sweetness, super nice honey taste — a month ago