I believe the dosage on this bottling is either 8 or 10 g/l, and to me it had a hint of sweetness on the finish, although I've been drinking a fair amount of low/no-dosage. As a 2004, it has good acidity, and was intensely aromatic.
Almost freakish, it's so powerful. My brother in law said it's like cognac, which I get, not just because of the orangey flavors and the woody notes, but because of the sheer sinus-clearing intensity of this Champagne. Huge! It's like somebody found a dial on the bottle and turned it up to "max." Also: lemon, toast, loads of creamy, yeasty, vanilla notes - all wrapped up in a curtain of fresh bubbles. This may be the best Champagne I have ever tasted.
I'm always a bit weary giving high ratings to Champagnes, but this little beauty deserves a few points. It must have been designed to be served as a starter; fine small bobbles, nice citrus flavour and a very pleasant sweetness - not overdosed with sugar. Should go with lobster and scallops too.
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