Beautiful gold color. Nose of almond, apricot, vanilla, butterscotch. The cork broke as we opened this but were able to extract it and found this gorgeous fascinating wine. Still a good amount of effervescence, only a hint of oxidation. Nutty, rich, intense and beautifully unusual (oldest champagne we've tried to date).
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(Dom Perignon) nose was so honeyed and full of crème brulee that it gave a sinful impression. There was a touch of seltzer and minerals, but the 1983 was definitely living in plateau city. To me, this vintage signified crossing that bridge that Bernard alluded to earlier. Bernard was impressed with the freshness of the 1983. The palate had a woodsy edge but was still very smooth and caressing, with good seltzer vim to the finish. I concluded, .In a great spot right now..
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