Sparkling and Dessert Wines and Cake

Sparkling and Dessert Wines and Cake
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, February 12, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2006 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label – Hungary, Hegyalja, Tokaji A stone-filled nose, with hints of apricot and wax. The palate was fantastic. Rich with dried apricots, honey and beeswax. (93 Points)

2007 Jorge Ordoñez Málaga Victoria Muscatel – Spain, Andalucía, Málaga Not much going on with the nose. There’s a little tropical fruit and some butterscotch, but not much else. The palate was much better. Candied fruit, butterscotch, and dried pineapples flavors are layered in a rich viscous wine. (91 Points)

NV Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuis 1er Cru – France, Champagne Fresh peach and floral notes on the nose. The honey and citrus underneath rounded a wonderful nose. The palate flavors were in the opposite order. More honey and citrus upfront, with peach on the mid-palate and floral notes and yeast on the finish. (90 Points)

NV Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier – France, Champagne A nice creamy nose, with baked bread and fresh whipped cream. The fruit behind had citrus and peach, which was followed by floral notes. There was more fruit on the palate than there was on the nose, but it still had that nice creaminess and yeast flavors. (90 Points)

NV A. Margaine Champagne Brut 1er Cru – France, Champagne The first whiff has lots ripe peach and apple aromas, but it slowly adds yeast and bread crusts. The palate has a slight bitterness to it which overpowers the fruit and bread flavors a little. (87 Points)

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