Wine number 500! It is my Wife's birthday, so it calls for Champagne! Classe M is 7 year old NV champagne - elegant and a great ambassador of Reims. Bright baked apple core, lime zest, lemon sorbet, brioche, clover honey, honeysuckle, dried pineapple, tangelo, chalk mineral - golden color, medium bodied and medium plus fine bubbles, exhibiting both signs of maturity, yet the zing of youth that shows promise for further maturation. This is easily one of my favorite champagnes, and received a 92 point critique on Wine Spectator.
Michel, the winemaker was an incredibly nice man when I met him, in his 80's, still keeping tradition alive.
I like writing about the wines I experience because it helps me solidify the moment in my memory.. but I also like to write to learn better how to describe wine to others, as it is a passion of mine. Thanks to all who have shared their knowledge to me and opinions as I continue to explore the world of wine.
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