Originally posted by wine+art:
Originally posted by winetarelli:
This is a brilliant $30 NV Champagne. Hazelnuts galore, with sea salt, butterscotch, and dry Sherry on the nose. The palate has the same flavors with just a hint of orange zest and asain pear for some fruit, but this is a mineral/bread/yeast dominated Champagne to be sure. Great mousse. Lots of medium-fine bubbles that seem perfectly spaced. Very long finish. At least 40 seconds. The pinnicle of heresey -- having had the new label Krug Grand Cuvee 3 times, without doing an A/B comparison, I cannot say, in good consious, that this isn't actually the better wine. It is certainly better than Bollinger SC, Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, etc. 93
I had forgotten that I split a case of this with wiml and skoshy. Wiml was keeping it in his cellar for me (along with other wine) and Joe brought me one last week to an offline for T-Dub.
WOW! I had a bottle like winetarelli first one. What a great, GREAT bottle of wine. I have nothing to add to his tasting note, except I would give this bottle 94+, with ease.