November 14, 2020 - Good but kind of a doughnut wine — meaning, it has a hole in middle. Notes of yellow apples and ginger and crushed shells.
May 8, 2020 - Pale to mid straw. Finely chalky nose and attack with a fine, creamy mousse. Some crème pat too. Nicely focused and precise front end, loosening a little to reflect some development and vintage character through the finish with just a hint of dosage. A tiny bit more advanced than a bottle a couple of years ago, but really I should have heeded my advice and left it another five plus years. ****
February 16, 2020 - So creamy, so generous but all without going flabby. Don't drink at room temp for sure, but so very lovely and for sure in optimal drinking window.
September 10, 2019 - Fresh butter, tarragon, mature apricots and peaches, sablé, some citrus, strong minerality, light oxidative notes.
Very fine bubbles, medium body. Still young but very enjoyable.
January 22, 2019 - Tasted from a magnum. A much more profound nose and rounder structure vs Pierre Gimmonet Les Fleurons tasted alongside. Clearly see the underlying Grand Cru material and difference. Round palate with some muscles too but never over. Keep evolving and drink very well over the dinner. Very enjoyable. No hurry still have plenty of life ahead. 16+/20
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December 27, 2018 - Monthly Holiday Tasting 2018 (I Nonni): I adored this champagne. Fresh bread dough, almond extract, oxidation, very complex.
December 21, 2018 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (I Nonni, St. Paul, MN): Small taste. I liked this, had a nice dose of yeast and toast, apple, white pear, good acid and a nice texture. 92+pts.
October 28, 2017 - Creamy, nougat, cola, brioche. The sharp edges of the acidity is distinctly rounded off at this stage. All the brilliant aromas are there, the mousse has good energy, and it is very enjoyable. perfect now. peak champagne. better when chilled.
July 29, 2017 - Surprisingly open and showed signs of maturity. Boiled pasta, dry sherry, clementine and pears on the nose.
Even more developed on the palate with again dry sherry and pear but also grape fruit and pilsner beer. Smooth acid on the midpalate and a long medium bodied finish.
Shows much more maturity than the -05 I had 19 months ago. Based on this bottle I would drink the -06 first before I would drink the -05s. Excellent wine.