You didn’t think this wasn’t making an encore appearance after last weekend did you?
This n/v oxidative leaning styled Champange speaks better to the pairing than the more reductive styled Launois Champagne last weekend. Not that the reductive wasn’t really good. It’s a yin & yang thing that makes this Champagne pairing more suitable.
What a dessert pair!!! Waited too long to make happen. Make sure you do it during high apple season.
Intermixed sips of 2015 White Burgundy doesn’t hurt either. — 5 days ago
Color of dark purple, a bit cloudy. Nose of cocoa, black cherry, tobacco leaves, aldehyde, savory spices, oak, and plum. Nose is decent, with a slight too much of alcohol strength. Taste of good acidity, solid tannins, a bit peppery, black cherry, vanilla, slightly sweet, chocolate, oak, and quite dense and chewy. Aftertaste of some more cocoa, tobacco leaves, and good tannins. — 7 days ago
Love every vintage of Gonon- the best St. Joseph IMO. So expressive and giving seemingly at any age, as it was here with 2016. My second 2016 in the last few months. Signature inky purple. Deep and intense with great texture showing black fruits, liquid minerals, newly bloomed violets, black olive and hints of cacao. Wonderful concentration, energy and finesse. Stains the palate with a long and assertive finish. Excellent. — 17 days ago
From old vines, pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, made with Melon de Bourgogne grape. On the palate flavors fresh fruit, apple and lemon-grapefruit with attractive acidity, with richness from lees aging. Medium finish, ending with crisp fruit, citrus and mineral notes. Drinks well now. — 7 days ago
Had this in late 2019, this is a new batch, a Fav! Rodolphe Péters took over the reins of this venerable estate in the southern Côte des Blancs in 2008, becoming the 4th generation to lead since the estate was founded in 1919, under the name Camille Péters. 100% Chardonnay, Crisp, fine mousse with steady flow of bubbles. Citrus, and biscuit aromas. Fresh fruit flavors of peach, apples and lemons, smooth and dry. Long mineral finish ending with elegance. Nice! Consistent quality! — 18 days ago