A real treat to try this, and many thanks to the guy who brought this. More fun and interesting than good though. I guess you really have to like this very mature style of Champagne to fully enjoy this.
This is fully developed, but still with good complexity. Reminds me a lot of a mature, old German Riesling. Honey, nougat, rubber, petroleum, browned butter and candied oranges.
Pronounced, high acidity with very little fruit left to balanced it up. Medium body, a medium+ intensity and finish.
Dark amber colour Wonderful nose, bags of autumn flowers, chestnuts, caramelised apricot tart, spice and smokiness. Seriously complex nose but palate not delivering the same depth of flavours. But very pleasant the same caramelised apricot tart, chestnut and mushroom flavours with creamy texture. Touch of oxidation and little short but very nice DP.
Light hazelnut brown. Still very much alive with good acidity and great body. Paris toast, roasted hazelnut, toasted coconut, a very little bit of sherry. Very complex. I was very happy with it. I think it opened up over time however mine didn’t last that long.
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(Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon) Light medium apricot gold color; beeswax, tart lemon, baked citrus, honey nose; tasty, gorgeous, medium bodied, rich, tart lemon, tart kumquat, mineral, tart apricot palate with great balance; long finish (in a flight of four Doms, this was the group's WOTF)
(Dom Perignon) was another nice nose that was classy and more about the bread than the honey. There was a grilled vegetable edge (not in the negative sense), and we got into an eggplant versus zucchini debate. There was a lightly burnt toast edge, and it got a little musky but more perfumed. The 1978 was smooth, lovely and still fresh
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