San Francisco, CA
Tasted Monday, September 28, 2009 by BrandrB with 667 views
A truly amazing event! Ever since I began my love affair with Champagne about three years ago I’ve been trying to attend the annual Institute of Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting. My schedule finally permitted this year, and it proved well worth the effort. The tasting featured more than 100 Champagnes divided into six categories (Extra Brut, Blanc des Blancs, Vintage, Non-Vintage, Rosé, and Dosé). Easily, the finest wine tasting that I’ve ever attended.
Overall, I tasted more than 50 of those Champagnes, and managed to take detailed notes on the ones listed below. My wines of the night were the 1995 Henriot Cuvée des Enchanteleurs, 1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires, 1998 Dom Périgon Rosé, and the non-vintage Vilmart Grand Cellier.
Many thanks to the staff and students at the Institute of Masters of Wine for organizing such a remarkable tasting and to Moët-Hennessy for their generous contributions.