Light gold coloured, and a very fine bead. Very yeasty with fully evolved flavours of citrus and honey and roasted nuts. A well-stored bottle, this is fully mature and no reason to hold any longer. A tremendous bottle of Champagne.
Central NJ CT Offline (Mistral - 66 Witherspoon St in Princeton): Fantastic nose - it's so good that it's hard to really want to drink it. Beautiful level of toastiness, very smooth, the bubbles are just soft. I liked this a lot more than the younger version we had a few months ago. There's a touch of oxidation going on here, but it adds to the complexity of the wine. Delicious. Time to drink up though.
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(Pol Roger "Cuvee Winston Churchill") I have not had this bottling in a long time . . .maybe three years . . .and it showed brilliantly. Elegant would be the perfect word to describe this wine. It floated across your palate and deposits saline, apples and concentrated high-toned citrus fruits that seem to go all the way to the back of your throat. Really cuts deep. Gets very sappy with air but still retains its profound elegance. Haunting ethereal stuff and really has improved dramatically since I have had it last time. Still got loads of time before this is peaking.
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