A blind tasting of de luxe champagnes
24 Nov 2006 by JR
These notes are all as taken while I was blind tasting a range of 19 de luxe champagnes and six distinctly assorted rosés, whites before pinks, in order to choose some to serve on British Airways first class – hence the slight stream of consciousness style. I have re-ordered the notes according to my score with my favourite wines at the top, my least favourites at the bottom. I was surprised that the Dom Pérignon 1998 did not show nearly as well as I remembered it when it was launched so I opened a bottle at home last weekend and several of us wine professionals were disappointed by the flatness of fruit of this...

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