Have had three bottles of this and this was the best and freshest. Still has some rancio nuttiness coupled with caramel development and toffee apple aromas and flavours. It still has some bead and is full and rich in the mouth with a line of citrus acidity. Length of flavour is excellent.
This bottle only had about 7 bubbles left in it, which was ok because it meant we all got one each, but what a marvellous old Champers it is. It starts out with a note of grilled nuts. With air there are mushroom and truffle things along with a little honey and curry leaf. In the mouth it is rich and savoury with plenty of earthy notes countering a little caramel and a big lick of minerally acidity. It is extremely long and partnered some Coffin Bay oysters most amiably.
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(Moet Brut Imperial) that followed had a gorgeous nose of honey, nut, cream and toast. There was great blend and balance, and it was still fresh with warm, medium-bodied straw and earth flavors, a touch of yeast, and again a bit of a dirty finish. There were also tasty yellow fruit and gold dust flavors. A lot of people preferred this to the ’75 Rose
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