Pop and pour, it seems to show some maturity. Mostly orange peel and brioche. With time, it gets fresher and more complex. Sweet yellow fruits with a hint of orange peel, tarte tatin, clarified butter, brioche, smoke, honey and sweet spices. Excellent concentration, decadent yellow fruits, fine mousse, strong presence of mineral, perfect amount of acidity and lovely long finish. The 96 CdC is drinking wonderfully at the moment.
Year 3 - Super Tasting 2 of 5 - Andrew does 96 Chamapgne (Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON): Another standout with intense aromatics right out of the gate. I love this rich and open profile. The pungent nose blasts a distinct medium roast coffee note followed by wet dark soil, garlic/onion, popcorn, butter, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, hairspray and mixed orchard driven fruit. The palate is perfumed, mineral and highly acidic with perfect, slightly elevated dosage. I really like this style.
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(Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne) Group's #5 (my #3) – 84 pts; 3, 2, 3, 2 – earthy, mineral and peach nose, that starts showing soy sauce after 45 minutes in the glass; rich, creamy texture, minerally lemon and citrus palate with depth; medium tangy finish 92+ pts.
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