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Champagne

Prestige Champagnes Deserve Their Reputation
Per Henrik-Mansson
Posted: December 1, 1992

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95 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siécle Exceptionellement Millésimé 1985: Gorgeous fizz, this elegant champagne bubbles with life and complexity, white pepper, pear, apple and bread dough flavors, and a crisp, exciting, long finish.

94 Veuve Clicqot-Ponsardin La Grande Dame 1985: A wonderful champagne, with generous flavors and impressive richness, it offers well-integrated white pepper, green apple and lemon notes, with a crisp finish that cleanses your palate.

93 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1986: Great finesse and very crisp, as you expect from a Blanc de Blancs. It offers vanilla, apple pie, lemon and cream character and a fine texture.

93 Krug Grande Cuvée NV: A beautiful champagne, with distinctive nutty, hazelnut, apple flavors and a creamy texture that caresses the palate. Shows great finesse.

93 Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 1985: Tightly structured and elegant, with very crisp, lemon and citrus-flavored character, it packs a lot of fine bubbles.

92 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1985: Opulent and decadent, this attractive champagne is rich and round, offering lots of crouton, vanilla and butter character on an intense finish.

90 G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon 1985: A crisp and nicely flavored champagne, showing focused bread-dough, vanilla, grapefruit and apple pie flavors.

89 Bollinger R.D. 1982: A distinctive champagne with strong overtones of nuts and toast. Deep aromas of butterscotch announce this champagne's age. A creamy palate gives an impression of elegance and style. But it seems a bit tired.


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