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Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by Steelton Keith, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. adc

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    2008 L. Aubry Fils Champagne Premier Cru Aubry de Humbert
    Light straw yellow, medium mousse, a rich yellow fruit with honey, refreshing and clean. Drinks well above it's price point of $55 to $60. This should age well.
    Pairing with sushi and sashimi was excellent. The bluefin otoro was very fresh.
     
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    Thanks adc and Tamas. I will try to find those bottles...always eager to taste something new. working through the Pol Roger case Saturday evening
     
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  6. Steelton Keith

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    Opened a Piper Heidsieck Red Label Saturday night. This is a big house, OK level of Champagne. Amber color, medium size bubbles, an little toast / bread on the palate but not excessively yeasty. Slightly tart. Predictable.
     
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    For a couple years in the early 1980's I was working in SoCal along with some other relocated Nor'Easters. At holidays we would get together and the, ahem, champagne of choice was Jacques Bonet, which we imbibed to excess. I remember well that it was $1.99 a bottle back then.

    Before I posted this, I googled it and see that now it is $2.99 a bottle. Too rich for my blood! :D
     
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    I guess Andres Cold Duck at $5 a bottle is out for you Mr. Big Spender!

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    Andres Cold Duck??? I wouldn't drink that rot gut. I'd rather have Two Buck Chuck! :D
     
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    We are continuing to try new, small producers. Last night was Castelnau Reserve (Reims). This is a mostly chardonnay blend that reports to age more than 6 years on the lees. Pale amber color, a big smack of lemon right up front, then pear. A little bit of yeast adds to the body. Medium small bubbles. A nice, refreshing, not complex wine easy to enjoy with the warmer weather. My local purveyor recommend this as a new line he is carrying, and at just $ 42 per bottle here, a good value.
     
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    Last night. Regular NV Pommery. A very fresh bottle for a change. Small bubbles, pale color, very dry, almost peppery. Clean nose and finish. A lighter style from one of the big houses. Usually a good value. Tasty.
     
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    Just got a case of this in. Haven’t had it yet, but I hear it’s good for the price point.


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    Thanks everyone for posting. We have been working through the cases of the "everyday" sparklers. Nothing special, although I am starting to like that Drappier yellow label.
     
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    2 year anniversary tonight so I grabbed a mini Moet as we are quite busy this week.

    We both immediately said the same..."the last one was so much better."
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  19. PMiranda

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    My Costco had Dom a few months ago. I wish I had grabbed a few then since I can't find it anywhere locally for our anniversary this week and that's kinda our tradition. Trying a Veuve 2012 Vintage instead.
    If I were smart I would have loaded up on cases of our wedding vintage when they became available but I wasn't thinking ahead then, either.
     

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