2002 Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Special Club - France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne (12/29/2012)
Opened by Allred. The Special Club was started in 1971 and is a group of 26 grower producers in Champagne who are dedicated to promoting terroir. To become a member a producer must grow their own grapes and be designated as RM's. They all use the same style bottle but have individual labels and represent the top offerings from each producer. The wines must go through a tasting by club members before it can be approved as a Special Club and then undergoes a second fermentation and 3 more years of aging before a final round of tasting by members for approval.
Light yellow color. This was showing some very nice complexity from it's age which made it stand out from the other champagnes at this dinner. Clean with a fine purity. Notes of peach, chalk and lime zest. Full bodied with a solid bead. 95 points.