Last weekend I had some fabulous Champagnes with other big champagne lovers. First out was a visit at fantastic @champagne_de_venoge in Èpernay and a special thanks to @gdelabassetieredevenoge for the hospitality, you made me feel at home. Also a big thanks to @alavolee for arranging the whole day perfectly.
Cordon Bleu (Base 2013)
Very fresh with a lot of fruitiness.
Cordon Bleu (late 70s)
Smelled a little bit funky (autumn leaves and wet basement) and the taste confirmed that it was corked unfortunately.
A vintage that’s hard to find but this was a truly great bottle. Butterscotch on the nose and a lot of delicious buttery flavors. Perfect combination of the maturity and freshness, a really lovely wine. Impressed.
des Princes 1990 and 1985
The 90’ was very mature but still fresh. Beautiful nose and buttery flavors with little bitterness on the finish.
The older sister from 85’..puff pastry with sweetness from drips of orange infused honey and a pinch of lemon zest, so incredible fresh and my favorite of the two this time.
Rosé dé Saignée 1977 (Mgm)
Everything about this bottle was so seductive, feels strange to say when I’ve written manure on the nose, but manure in a good and seductive way, you know:)
Dried cherries, strawberries to start with but with every time you tasted it new flavors and feelings appeared. So heavenly elegant, a Wow experience.
Nobody spit, wanted refills instead..Thank god for Magnums.
Louis XV 1995 and 1996
95’ is for me the best vintage in the 90s and far better almost every time I compare it to 96’. This time it was closer than usual since the 95’ was too young. Incredible freshness and surprisingly high acidity but lacked some ripeness.
The high acidity in the 96’ wasn’t any surprise, it’s a razor sharp wine with great tension and underlying power and even if I prefer this 95’ today I would rather buy the 96’ since it’ll be a stellar in 5-10 years.
This was such a great visit, Thanks once again @gdelabassetieredevenoge and @alavolee
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