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April 29, 2009

Champagne day

Tasting at Dom Perignon in Epernay.

2000 Dom Pérignon - pretty decent and open, with a bit of toast and some minerals in the nose. The acidity balance was pretty good mid-palate, although it turned slightly acidic on the finish. 

1998 Dom Pérignon Rosé - by comparison this was much less interesting. It was smoother on the palate, but the nose was pretty shut.

Dinner at La Grillade Gourmande in Epernay.

Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs - this is an NV Champagne because two different vintages are used in the blend. A very toasty nose with a bit of honey and lemon citrus notes. Pretty decent but no "wow" factor. 

Vranken Demoiselle Cuvée 21 - this was more interesting, and tastes like aged Champagne - or aged white wine for that matter! Distinct nose of sweet grass, orange blossom, green apple and minerals. The bubbles were very fine and came up slowly, making the wine nice and smooth. Yummy stuff.

Full post on the day is here.

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