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WSR December 2010 – Champagne

Happy Holidays everyone!!  Well this years holidays tasting at Tim’s was a wonderful tasting which again he seems to exceed our expectations and bring something new to the table for all of us to enjoy.  This years Champagne were all Rose’s from France (with exception to the opener).  Each one brought a non typical excitement to the mouth and palate and there was not a bad one in the bunch. 

We had a great assortment of food which went very well with each of the champagnes.  A roasted pork loin was served as the main dish, there was a baked crab dip, smoked salmon and cream cheese, cheeses, crackers, mushroom topped mixture over a bagette, and salty potato chips!  (Yes they really do go well with champagne!)  I have to admit that the appetizer that I found most delightful was the pepper & salt potato chip, topped with sour cream, smoked salmon and chive was so simple but so good.  🙂 

Thanks to Tim for a wonderful tasting and hope he can out do this years lineup next holiday season.  Hope Santa is good to you all and see you next year.

O.  Schramsberg Mirabelle – Brut Rose                                               $ 19.           93 WS
 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay     

1. Nicholas Feuillalatte – Brut Rose NV                                               $ 40.         92 WS
 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay

2. Chartogne Taillet – Le Rose NV                                                          $ 50.            92 RP
 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

3. Phillipponnat Reserve Rosee Brut NV                                             $ 60.            91 WS
 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier,

4. Rene Geoffroy – Brut Rose de Saignee NV                                     $ 55.            93 RP
 100% Pinot Noir

5. Charles Gardet – Brut Rose 2002                                                      $ 36.              93 WS
 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Petit Meunier

6. Bollinger Grande Année Rosé 1999                                                $150.            97 ST
 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

7. Andre Beaufort – Brut Rose 2002                                                   $ 85              94 WE
 100% Pinot Noir – Late disgorged – 2009

8. Charles Heidsieck – Rose Reserve NV                                            $ 60.            94 WS
 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay

9. Louis de Sacy – Brut Rose Grand Cru NV                                      $ 36.                93 WS
 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Petit Meunier

10. Vilmart  – Cuvee Rubis NV                                                                $ 60.               93 WA
 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay

11. Henri Goutorbe – Brut Rose NV (2006-disgorged 2009)    $ 52.               93 WA
 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay

12. Egly Ouriet – Brut Rose Grand Cru N


December 16, 2010 - Posted by | Bubbly, France, Group Tasting Notes

1 Comment »

  1. Did you get any comments on this? Great tasting. I have had a lot of champagnes, but did not come close to appreciating the quality of high end rose’s. they outshine their equivalent bruts and surpass by far blanc de blancs. The complexity surpasses all but the best bruts – in my humble opinion.

    Comment by Salt | December 21, 2010 | Reply

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