The oldest J Schram to date I have tasted, found it in some shop for $70. I consider that a steal. Beautiful amber color. Effervescence not as strong as new releases, to be expected. Baked apples and caramel on the nose, faint hint of cinnamon. Lees aromas very prominent, much more so then new releases. Slight oxidation, not to the point of fault; it only adds complexity to the mix. Butterscotch and toffee notes on the palette, cooked white fruits. Apple pie, stewed pears. Very full bodied and unctuous in the mouth. Lower acidity than champagnes, leading to a heavy feeling in the mouth, but thats ok with me. Buy it if you can find it.
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