New Years Eve Bubbly

New Years Eve Bubbly
Farpointe Cellar Tasted Saturday, December 31, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2008 Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Blancs – USA, California Apple and tropical fruit on the nose, with roasted nuts and beeswax in the middle, and some baked bread at the end. Tart on the palate, with lots of lime and green apples. It has some honey roasted nuts on the mid-palate, and finishes with beeswax. (90 Points)

NV Nicolas Maillart Champagne Brut Rosé Grand Cru – France, Champagne, Bouzy, Champagne Strawberry and yeast on the nose, with floral notes and perfume underneath. Red fruit and bread on the palate, with flowers and strawberry on the finish. (90 Points)

NV Jean Pernet Champagne – France, Champagne Yeast and apples on the nose, with citrus and nuts underneath. Rich and creamy on the palate, with apple and baked bread, lemon, and some nuttiness on the finish. (89 Points)

NV Jean Pernet Champagne “Cuvée Prestige” Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru – France, Champagne Apple and yeast on the nose, with citrus and floral notes at the end. Fruity and bready on the palate, with a good floral finish. (89 Points)

NV Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Premiere Cuvée – France, Champagne, Montagne de Reims, Champagne Yeast and apple on the nose, with some roasted almonds and ripe pineapples at the end. Good acidity on the palate, with apple pie and nuts, and a good tropical fruit finish. (88 Points)

FLIGHT 2

1999 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Cuvée Creation – France, Champagne Bread dough and apple on the nose, with floral notes and citrus in the middle, and some spice at the end. Great acidity on the palate, with nice yeast notes and apple pie flavors. There’s some citrus on the mid-palate, and some spice on the finish. (93 Points)

2002 Perrier-Jouët Champagne Belle Epoque – France, Champagne Creamy tropical fruit and smoke on the nose, plus some biscuit and apple aromas. Rich and creamy on the palate, with lots of smoke and tropical fruit. It finishes with some sourdough starter flavors. (92 Points)

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