Big Champagne Tasting of old Champagnes 5th best CHampagne in the flight (out of 6)
maturated signs, a little too much oxidation signs, fine perlage, after getting time and air getting better, elegant, nice length, nuts, almonds, marzipan in the middle long finish, for me at the peak, the acidity I guess will be too weak to carry him over one more decade
Wines Tasted at HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago IL): From magnum. A superbly impressive 1989, with lots of very ripe apple aromas and flavors (no surprise for the vintage) with lots of acidity and freshness (surprise!). Very long and texturally interesting through long finish.
HDH auction tasting at Tru (Chicago, IL): From magnum. Cheesy and meaty and funky on the nose. The palate has a ton of acidic cut. Very attractive and rich and fat. Painfully intense on the palate; definitely on the ripe side but without ever feeling heavy. Long, long finish.
HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago, IL): Super fresh champagne. Layers of florals and orchard fruit notes on the nose. I was just blown away with how firm, fresh and exciting the palate was here. Lots of freshly squeezed citrus nose, with a subtle funky earthy note. This is what champagne should taste like.
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(Roederer Cristal) A jero of 1989 Cristal was first, and it was singing out of jero. Fresh, racy, zippy and practically sizzling, the ’89 was a great way to start the afternoon. Corn, straw, butter and minerals were all present in this ‘underrated monster’ of a Champagne, per Bruce. The acidity was extraordinary
(Roederer Cristal) Full, mature, evolved, oily-brioche nose. The palate has finesse, great balance, and a very gentle mousse. Good structure beneath it all though. There's also just a hint of sweetness to it. A fat texture, and great flavour. Impressive length. Ready now.
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