A wine of pure pleasure and a sophisticated gastronomic wine, Cristal is both powerful and delicate, combining subtlety and precision — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master This Champagne is a favorite of mine. Powerful with fine bubbles. Balanced, bready, apples, nuts and brioche, with a slight hint of earthy nuances, a bit reductive. Drink now IMO (Aug 2018). […]
Still young, with typical fine tannins — cherries, tar and roses with a hint of tobacco. The wine has a broad and emphatic balsamic richness with a hedonistic meaty feel, while maintaining a freshness and zip. A great Barolo with potential and real good value for money… Picture from the Cellar Brunate First labelled and sold as a […]
1996 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill. Sir Winston Churchill — Vintage 1996 (Copyright Per Kamperin) With great pride, the house of Pol Roger created this prestige cuvée to honor Sir Winston and the wine is made in a style of which he would approve. The friendship between Champagne-house Pol Roger and Sir Winston Churchill dates […]
Nice fruit on the palate, vibrant and fresh, ending with more mature toasted nuances. Will be stunning at peak maturity. Very complex with layers of aroma: mandarin, oysters, chocolate, brioche and nuts. Opened up and revealed its potential — drinking window: 2016–2035.
This is one of my absolute favourite champagnes. Fresh and clean on the palate and made to age for many years. Aromas of fresh citrus and green apples and lots of chalky mineral notes. Will hold for many years.