July 7, 2022 - Purchased in 2014 at cellar door and kept in wine cabinet since. Quince, baked red apples & walnut nose. Very fine beads which settled after an hour. Mouth feel was surprisingly nervy initially though opened up after a few minutes in the glass (universal). Baked apples, apricots, bready and nutty palate with a clean, long finish. Lovely bubbly!
January 20, 2022 - Green apple, a bit nutty, not much bread. 02/03 base vintage. Not going back for more, but enjoyed what we had!
December 30, 2021 - 2000 base vintage, disgorged Nov 2016.
Deep golden; languorous mousse; hazelnuts, red apple peel, apricot, almonds (some whiffs reminded me of a fino), vanilla, honied minerality, dried herbs (marjoram, I swear); medium acidity...wish it were a little longer, tbh; would probably be in the 94 range if so.
My senses to such things aren't super honed, but this probably doesn't have any more to give: drinking at peak, I'd wager.
Overall, solid damn wine; oaky oxidative goodness. Will absolutely buy more of this (in more recent vintage) if it can be found.
November 13, 2021 - from magnum
disgorged jan 2006
rich,long and sappy
September 10, 2021 - way too many entries on that wine so far... so I decided to post here, as it is easier to write down the details of the solera in here... as it is a NV
Here are 2002 and 2003 blend, bottled in 2004, disgorged in 2017... My oh My ... No dosage
perfect year in 2002, and very warm 2003... has it importance to me... for sure here
Nose of nuts, pecan, honey from bushes, not the little young flowers... powerful nose which evolves a lot... getting complex and vinous...
Palate is likewise, powerful yet dry, but with a shorter finish than previous releases, where the 03 might kick in... would be a 93/95 with just a little more acid punch !!!
great food wine though, with big mouthfeel, and great complexity... old champagne lovers :)
February 15, 2020 - Green apple, nutty, slightly oxidized (but in a good way).
December 29, 2019 - Excellent
November 22, 2019 - Kelvin T's 40th Birthday (Imperial Treasure Teochew, Tanjong Pagar): 2000 base, zero dosage, no malolatic. This was a very nice NV - a sinewy, characterful champagne. I loved the nose, with its savoury earth and saline mineral aromas curled around a core of white fruit with an edge of oxidation. The palate was bone dry, with a beautiful spine of stony mineral spearing it’s way through a powerful mouthful of white fruit and citrus zest, all running into a nice, slightly spiced finish. Fine mousse and good acidity too. Sinewy and tightly-packed, with a lovely sense of strength and definition to it, this was a solid NV.
September 20, 2019 - 1996 base and that's a monster
July 28, 2019 - Nice stuff. Rich and coating on the palate.