Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a copper beauty - need to open and warm up but then revealed brightness - citrus more than red fruit, slight brioche then limestone - the nose is big and round. The palette is expansive - just so full, some cherry and malo, then grapefruit, red fruit, with some flowers in the background, I can’t believe how balanced this is. Can almost smell the oak. The finish is long, starts with an acidic bite and mellows with the fruit slowly fading away. Wow. — 6 days ago
The 1999 Cristal Rosé is a glorious Champagne from this esteemed house that is absolutely singing right now. Composed of largely old vine Pinot Noir from the village of Cumières in the Marne region of Champagne. Upon entry, the aromatic range is simply dazzling, offering nuances from cranberries and raspberries to earthy characteristics of wild mushroom and peat moss. The red fruits are quite delicate as the tertiary notes are playing first chair. The palate shows a wonderful silky texture and gorgeous mouthfeel as flavors of raspberries, orange rind, forest floor and hints of black truffle all come together beautifully. Overall, this is a sensational bottle of Champagne, which is drinking beautifully at this stage in its evoloution. It has the potential to cellar well for another ten to fifteen years — but why wait? Drink 2019-2030- 95 — 7 days ago
Composition: 44% Pinot Noir, 6% Meunier, 50% Chardonnay.
Harvest: 2011 and reserve wines.
On the Lees: 5 years
Disgorged: March 2017
Dosage: 0 g/l
On the nose pretty full bodied with nougat, copper, and overripe strawberries. On the palate it is far less rich and full as you would expect based on the nose. This is essentially an effervescent Provençal Rosé. Would pair perfectly with a summer salad. — 4 days ago