Saturday, January 2, 2010
Every year we look forward to a line up of amazing champagnes that we get to open on New Years Eve. Our boss usually treats us to a spectacular rare bottle and then the staff dusts off something from their wine cellar to share.
Here's a list of what we tried:
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils 1982 Collection Les Cuvees de l'An 2000 1.5 Liters - Magnum
This is one of our favorite producers so we were ecstatic when our boss gave this to us, unfortunately this was corked- (not a good way to start our night)
Pierre Peters 2000 Les Chetillons Cuvee Speciale Brut Champagne
Such a decadent treat, this bubbly is is floral on the nose with lemon chiffon aromas. Creamy and biscuity with hazelnuts and a key lime pie note towards the finish.
Moet et Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon 1980 Vintage Brut Champagne
This was made we think in a sweeter style, ripe citrus with a minerally finish.
Not as complex as the 1978 Vintage that we tried a week ago but it was still nice to try a Dom at this vintage.
Delamotte 1985 Blanc de Blanc Brut Champagne
Starts off with morel and white truffle aromas and showing strong minerality. The acidity is impressive. After a while orange zest, honeyed-pear and apricot display endless layers with brioche aromas and mineral notes. Towards the end, if patience is present, the wine grows to a subtle expression of lemon creme patissiere, voluptuous and refined.
Posted by D&M at 3:39 PM