White - Sparkling

1973 G. H. Mumm & Cie Champagne René Lalou

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 1990 - 2050 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Nanda wrote: 90 points

    March 8, 2018 - Casual dinner at S.K.Y. (Chicago, IL): Golden color. The nose here is showing it's 40+ years with an oxidative, nutty, sherry character melded to mature, soft white fruit. The palate is still fresh and the bead has good energy, which held up over a couple of hours. Interesting to taste, but I like my bubbles much more young.

  • psmith wrote: 88 points

    March 8, 2018 - A bit disjointed initially, with a ripe and honeyed front end, bit it hollows out out on the finish and turns bitter with nutty fino-type notes. It does fill out a bit with time, and has plenty of effervescence, but a bit old for my taste.

  • acyso wrote: 93 points

    March 8, 2018 - Dinner at S.K.Y. (Chicago, IL): This bottle has aged brilliantly. Definitely shows its age, but there's a really spry and mischievous freshness underneath all those sherry tones. A bit saline in character as well. The bubbles here are still ridiculously lively too.

  • JulianSkeels wrote: 92 points

    December 14, 2016 - This is a wine which I can imagine gets under-rated if drunk too quickly. Only 90pts for me initially, with sweaty leather and pecorino, with about 90mins in a glass it showed wonderful honeysuckle notes as the chardonnay came out. Lots of fizz and time left here. 92-93pts for the Champagne and a solid 100pts for the bottle design - the best Champagne bottle? Drink to 2050. 92pts

  • peterchoy wrote: 92 points

    August 8, 2015 - Appearance: Bright and clear, it has medium gold color, with watery rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of citrus fruit of lemon, green fruit of green apple, maturity notes of sugarcane, autolytic notes of brioche and lees, kernel notes of walnut, mineral notes of steely, some oxidation notes of sherry aromas. The wine is fully developed.
    Palate: Dry with high acidity, the wine has medium alcohol and light body. It has medium flavors of green fruit such as apple, citrus fruit of lemon, with some stone fruit of peach on the aftertaste, autolytic notes of lees and bread, mineral notes of steel, oxidation notes of sherry and maturity notes of mushroom. The wine has a medium finish.
    Conclusion: Very good quality Champagne with an intense nose showing amazing development, with nice complexity of some zesty and green apple characters supported by autolytic and mineral notes, the wine has strong acidity to provide crispness even after all these years, with elegance, but the finish was a bit mediocre. Even though still highly enjoyable, I think it would be even better at a slightly younger age, now is a bit too old.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer G. H. Mumm & Cie
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation René Lalou
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

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  • In Cellars 4 (44%)
  • Consumed 5 (56%)

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