Nose is clean mountain air. Julie Andrews in sound of music clean. Lovely. Some floral elements. Mountain wildflowers ... let’s go with that to continue the metaphor.
Palate is fruity but not a known fruit. Meyer lemon is the closest but it’s not very sweet. Just a touch of RS to balance it out and add to the deliciousness. Good minerality. More on the spicy minerality side. Almost some sweet yeast.
Priced like crappy entry level champagne. Drinks like very good $60 champagne.
Not super fizzy. Which I like.
Bought from fass selections. — 6 days ago
Wow. I love this.
Nose is like this sweet hay things.
Palate is so fresh. Almost sweet even thought it’s dry (if that makes sense). Fruit is early season peach- not over the top ripe. So good. Great acidity. Delicious.
Bought from fass selections. — 12 days ago
In the summer of 1989, Conundrum was born, the 25 Anniversary Sparkler. Pale lemon, tropical and citrus aromas, tiny bubbles explode with floral notes. On the palate juicy peach and ripe melon flavors with lemon zest. Medium+ crisp finish, good mineral and biscuit ending. Tasting Sample. — 2 days ago
A lovely Champagne that never tries to get beyond itself. Persistent small bubbles that never seem to stop with a fine mousse. Fresh brioche, apricots, and tart apples comprise the nose. Consistency is key here. This little sparkler is so solid and sturdy. Beautifully balanced, delivers at a high level that’s easily comparable to other big Champagne houses. Predominantly Chardonnay, there is a freshness and effervescence to these bubbles. Very bright and lively on the tongue, this is clearly a step above similar bottlings. Toasted almonds and toasted bread lead on the palate with vanilla and green apples bring up the rear. Such a solid, terrific Champagne, this should be your house bubbles. — 5 days ago
Colour of rich lemon - aromas of white flowers, verbena and herbs. A nice combination of a fulsome palate with zesty acidity - not unlike many Italian whites. A Pinot Bianco predominant blend and a great match with fresh Coffin Bay oysters, shucked this morning. — 10 days ago
the aubry brothers—identical twins—make champagnes of real character and intensity, putting to use of some of the region’s half-forgotten ancient varieties like arbanne, petit meslier, and fromenteau. their meunier-dominant non-vintage brut isn’t your usual entry-level bottle, either: aromatic, rich, and deeply mineral, it seems to feel both weightless and incredibly dense. this is champagne with a point of view, and, better, one you don’t need to own a hedge fund to enjoy—you’ve wasted $40 on something more frivolous than this. anyway... i remain convinced that most of the world’s misunderstandings could be solved in a single evening with the right champagne on the table. — 2 days ago
A misnomer. When I think salty, I imagine lean, low abv, high acid. This is instead, like most of what Ovum does very well - big, aromatic, expressive. They say it’s meant to capture a day at the beach but for me, it’s a very good nod to the viscous, aromatic whites of the Italian and French Alps. Textured - with tangerine, clementine, and lychee melon. — 17 days ago