The Hedonistic Taster
by L.M. Archer
The Champagne Edition № 1
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain
Wine: Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne
Robe: Pale lemon hue. Pinpoint perling, profuse mousse.
Nose: Brioche, toast, marzipan aromas.
Bouche: Exquisite balance, elegance, refined finish. What Marcel Proust must have sipped during his ‘madeleine moment’ in Remembrance of Things Past. Ne plus ultra.
Wine: Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs – Reims, FR
Robe: Bright golden hue. Pinprick perling. Diaphanous mousse.
Nose: Toast, citrus, chalky aromas, with a fleurs blanches grace note.
Bouche: Zesty citrus (lemon, lime), golden apple, tropical notes with a chiseled mineral core; rounded, luxurious bouche, bright acids, sublime finish.
Produced by Champagne’s first established champagne House, Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs comprises a compelling cuvée of 100% Chardonnay of various vintages (N/V) sourced from Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, Sezannais, and the Vesle valley. Twenty to twenty-five percent of reserve wines draw from the last two years vintages.
Wine: Albert Beerens Eternal Brut Rosé
Robe: Vivid salmon robe. Persistent, diffuse beading.
Nose: Brioche, citrus, fresh strawberry aromas.
Bouche: Creamy mousse; sour cherry, pink grapefruit, raspberry notes, medium body, ultra dry finish. Versatile affordable champagne suitable as an apéro, or served table side with any course, from salmon to sorbet.
Wine: Albert Beerens Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs
Robe: Pale lemon robe. Persistent pinpoint perling, diffuse mousse.
Nose: Citrus, brioche, hazelnut aromas.
Bouche: Bright lemon, butterscotch, red fruit bouche; creamy, rich mouthfeel, full finish. Agreeable, affordable champagne suitable for pairing with any occasion.
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