Wines of Champagne

Wines of Champagne
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, December 19, 2010

FLIGHT 1

NV André Clouet Champagne Cuvée 1911 (95/96/97) – France, Champagne, Bouzy, Champagne Lots of stone and chalky lemon on the nose. There’s some yeasty apple in the middle, and a good dose of spice at the end. The lemon and stone are dominate on the palate at first, but it slowly adds some stone and yeast, and finally some apple. The acidity is just right. (93 Points)

1993 de Venoge Champagne Grand Vin des Princes – France, Champagne Rose petals and bread on the nose, the apple and pear fruit seemed a little oxidized. The palate was much like the nose, with rose petals and bread, apple and pear, and a nice carmel finish. (92 Points)

2000 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année – France, Champagne A toasty nose, with a light mousse and apple aroma. The toast and fruit on the palate is fantastic. The spice on the mid-palate and the citrus at the end was very good. (91 Points)

2002 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Perignon Andy Warhol Label – France, Champagne The nose is more peach and apricot upfront, with citrus and apple underneath. The spice and yeast in the middle was nice. Very rich on the palate, the apricot and peach flavors were the main fruits, with apple and spice behind. The finish had a good shot of yeast. (91 Points)

1998 Vranken Champagne Diamant Rosé – France, Champagne Strawberry and flowers form the core of the nose. The spice and honey add some secondary smells. The palate is a little spicier than the nose, mainly fresh ginger. The strawberry and floral are there, but in the background. (90 Points)

NV Michel Turgy Champagne Réserve Selection Brut Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs, Champagne A yeasty nose, with undertones of apple pie spice and lemon peel. The fresh baked apple pie flavors on the palate were very good. It had great acidity and a nice citrus and spice finish. (89 Points)

NV Gosset Champagne Grand Rosé Brut – France, Champagne A little jammy on the nose, the main fruit was strawberry, but it also had a bit of yeast and some floral notes. Jammy and floral on the palate, the strawberry and violets really shined. Underneath that was some bread and spice. (88 Points)

NV Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée Brut – France, Champagne A big shot of coffee and candied raspberry on the nose. The bread and chocolate at the end were nice. A little hot on the palate, the acid was pretty good. The flavors were not as good as the aromas. There was some fruit, but mainly it was just some strong astringent tastes. (86 Points)

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