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2000 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
2001 de Telmont Brut OR 1735
2002 Philipponnat Brut Millesime Cuvee 1522
1999 Pommery Cuvee Louise
nv Henri Goutorbe Cuvee Prestige
2004 Philipponnat Brut Grand Blanc
nv Les Demoiselle Tete de Cuvee
2003 de Telmont Grand Vintage
2003 Henri Goutorbe Cuvee Millesime
2000 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons

I'm sure we'd all love to know yours (and Winetex's).
2002 Dom Perignon
1996 Dom Perignon
1995 Dom Perignon Oenotheque
1990 Dom Perignon
1964 Dom Perignon
1996 Krug Clos du Mesnil
1990 Krug
1988 Krug
1985 Krug
1976 Krug
1995 Salon
1988 Salon
1982 Salon
1999 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
NV Pierre Peters BdB
NV Jacques Selosses Substance

Honorable mention:

1990 Dom Perignon Oenotheque
1980 Dom Perignon
1990 Bollinger RD from Mag
2002 Cristal
A handful of spectacular bottles, and a lot of excellent NV stuff. Love the NV Billecart, Jean Laurent and Launois for our every day Champagne needs.

1996 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
1996 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth
1990 Dom Perignon
1990 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or
1995 Charles Heidsieck Brut
1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millenaires
NV Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve Pure
NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
NV Jean Laurent Blanc de Blancs
NV Jean Laurent Blanc de Noirs
NV Launois Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Reserve
Call me a bottom feeder, but I don't believe I had a vintage Champagne in 2010. I really need to correct that problem.

But of the NV stuff, my favorites have been:

Duval Leroy
Taittinger (more of a lighter and refreshing style for summer)

I also like Jean Laurent, more the BdN than the BdB, but I don't think I opened one this past year.
I stopped keeping list well over 10 years ago, so I'm sure I will embarrass myself forgetting a few.

The Champagnes that come to mind for me in a great year of wine.

1996 Jean Laurent Blanc de Noirs. (value of the year)
1952 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses (2007 disgorgement)
1982 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
1964 Dom Perignon
1959 Krug
1988 Salon
1990 Pierre Peters BdB Millesime
1996 Bollinger Francaise Vieilles Francaise
1988 Krug Clos du Mesnil
2002 Dom Perignon
1990 Alain Robert BdB Le Mesnil Reserve
NV Pierre Peters Rose for Albane Cuvee (very unique wine)
1999 Jacques Selosse Millesime

What am I forgetting? Red Face Smile
What fun!

1. 1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Rose
2. 1990 Krug Champagne Brut
3. 1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon
4. 1996 Salon Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs
5. 1996 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
6. 1985 Krug Champagne Brut
7. N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Brut Initiale
8. 1990 Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Degorgement Tardif (from MAG)
9. N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Version Originale Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
10. 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses

#8 - the 1990 Jacquesson in MAG was quite good especially considering it was a no-dosage wine. It was a random rarity and complete crapshoot that turned out great. Of the wines on this list #1 the Billecart and #5 the Bollinger are perhaps at peak drinking. Put those in your queue. The others should be very long-lived.

In general if you can drink Champagnes from magnums do so. Even NV champagnes can be much improved in MAG. Cool And enjoy them with friends and food as we did as these are not starter wines.



If you want to have nice, aged Champagne for the future buy some 99s and many 2002s now while they are fresh and well-stored. As with all wines provenance is key.
There have been a few mentions of the Dom 2002. I do not think it has made its way through the LCBO supply chain as yet (though someone will correct me if I am wrong).

Am I reading some of the above posts correctly that this wine is on par with (or even exceeds) the 1996 or 1990 vintages. For those that have tasted all three, I would love to hear your comparative TNs.

I would also like to hear whether you think the 2002 will be as long-lived as the 1996 and 1990 (the last bottle on 1990 that I had in March was still quite "fresh" and felt like it still had 5 to 10 years left on it). I only have three bottles of the 1996 remaining and don't want to re-visit before 2015.

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