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Waterford Wine Co., Milwaukee
Tasted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by nzinkgraf with 270 views

Flight 1 (3 Notes)

Flight 2 (4 Notes)

  • NV Sektkellerei Szigeti Grüner Veltliner Brut

    Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee

    nose: is showing quite up front oak expressed. guava fruit, but not with guava spice. an ethereal pine/evergreen. 'sweet pea green, white pepper, pear.' yeah, polished pear fruit and green tarragon herbage. palate feels full. lush mousse. Medium acid. almost Medium- acid. 'hop pellets.' adorable array of green in the nose.

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  • NV Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut Bosco di Gica

    Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

    nose: shows softer baking apple fruit. called out as being more flowery (prosecco in general) but i'm not seeing that here. i want to say there is an oxidative nature to this wine. soft texture. full of bubbles that soften the blow. palate shows apple and flowers albeit fresh, not dried flowers.

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  • NV Gruet Winery Brut Blanc de Noirs

    USA, New Mexico

    nose: brioch and strawberry fruit. 'starting bread dough.' palate of rich strawberry fruit and more pronounced acid than the szigeti or the adami. shows some RS perception, when put in this field. it has the a very pale pink color.

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  • NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve

    France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne

    nose: croissant, fresh bread str8 out of the oven. palate shows almost exotic fruit and the brightest acid of the pack. autolytic notes on the palate. really digresses into chocolate in the nose. settles into the beauty of unflashy flowers.

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Flight 3 (4 Notes)

  • NV Stéphane Coquillette Champagne Brut "Carte d'Or"

    France, Champagne, Chouilly, Champagne

    2/3 pinot, 1/3 chard from chouilly and cuis. blowsy like bunchy ladies panties. pizza herbs. mellow sugar cookie and delicate soft lees. soft sweet fresh dough. a holiday cookie contest. a bright light on the finish with a piquant quick spice.

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  • NV Paul Bara Champagne Grand Cru Brut Grand Rosé

    France, Champagne, Bouzy, Champagne

    75% pinot noir, 12.5% chardonnay, 12.5% bouzy rouge.
    almost cherry fruit off the nose. very aromatic wild forest cherry. faintly medicinal. at the same time and ethereal earthiness. wow, a savory underbelly. chalk all over. an herbal concoction. do i get a little wood? stem from the bouzy rouge is suggested. pinot rocks it out. mineral, floral, herb and strawberry fruit on the palate. a hot saw heating up wood oils. sap on the blades of a wood chipper. fantasic.

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  • NV Henriot Champagne Brut Souverain

    France, Champagne

    nose of pretzel and cinnamon sugar cookie. 'heavier in style, more robust.' palate of easy fruit, almost too innocuous. 60% pinot 40% chard. easy flower on the palate. and more mineral expressive. very robust red apple fruit. backstory...early 80s veuve was still a small wine. henriot sold veuve his land in grand cru vineyards. he runs veuve from 1980-1996. still gets first pass of fruit from those vineyards.

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  • NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Grand Cellier Brut

    France, Champagne

    wow, this shows like rich, more aged chardonnay. i think of the 94 kalin cellars i've been enjoying recently, or more properly here, 05 ridge SCM chard. rich lush minerality. elegant petrol. 'gold label'

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