January 18, 2019 - From Magnum
Not in perfect condition. Missing length and fruit, but still fresh. 92
November 29, 2018 - Blake tasting – drunk in magnum format. Nice toast and yeast. A-
July 12, 2018 - From magnum. Softened and elegant with subtle spice. Burgundy-like. 94-95
June 23, 2018 - I liked this more than most people. It's got an incredible level of detail and layering. Old, slightly funky mushroom notes and red cola and orange flavors. Ripe, weighty, and with a fairly subdued mousse at this stage. I could get lost in the nose here, and while it may not have quite the freshness of a '96 from a couple of months back (and certainly doesn't have P2/P3 freshness), I actually prefer this bottle and where it's at.
June 23, 2018 - HDH auction at Spiaggia; 6/22/2018-6/23/2018 (Chicago, IL): Amber in colour. The nose shows a fair bit of bread, as well as a fairly good amount of fruit. Certainly, at this point, this shows a its age, and it's at the tail end of freshness for me. A bready, ripe, and rich profile, with a nice amount of acidity on the back end. It's not as linear and fresh as I'd like, but this is still a very good champagne. (A little sad it isn't as good as I remembered it being from seven years ago, though that taste came from a recent release from magnum.)
May 22, 2018 - Good bubbles and intensity here with lovely flavors of red berries and exotic spices. Powerful and rich and showing good succulence on the finish which sports mature autumnal flavors. Really complex and really good. Seems perfect right now.
May 23, 2017 - My second experience with this wind. Again extremely rich and dynamic, very long finish showing notes of naughtiness, Meleney and Berry, Long toasty least.
November 24, 2016 - Freshest most alive bottle I've had. It popped when I opened it. Super young crisp with the heft of a rosé. It darkened as it opened and was enjoyable to the last drop. Wow! Stunning
October 14, 2016 - Very fine but I have not come to love Rose's the way I love the other bottlings so I am not the best judge. my 94 may be a rose lovers 98
June 23, 2016 - I much preferred this to the 82 Oen but was not as much in love as others were