Dried citrus nose with some golden apple as well. Vanilla, cream, brioche, lime zest, honey, sweet tar and shellfish. Dry and vivacious palatal feel with crispy acidity and smooth - though fading - moussé. Surprisingly youthful fruit profile with honeyed florals, burnt sugar, nuts and charcoal. Long aftertaste. Very nice and definitely a most positive surprise! Drinking beautifully!
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(Cristal) which was very fresh and delicate, light on its feet with a lot of seltzer, citrus peel, minerals and a pungent kick. Fresh, very smooth, elegant, but not what I remember when I had it recently out of magnum, the 1983 Cristal was lighter out of bottle but still had some extra acidity
(Louis Roederer 'Crisatl' Champagne.) Absolutely delicious, the 1983 was both young and fresh AND mature and absolute class in a glass. Yarom, the Colonel himself, was there, and he made a special point to me of how good the 1979 was as well. Duly noted
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