Sunday, January 31, 2010

1 Constantia MCC versus 5 Champagne

NV Taittinger Brut Reserve 85+ Points
Austere, with hints of ripe golden delicious apples, crisp, soft and delicate texture, creamy, very fine bubbles, crunchy barley / light toast aftertaste

NV Moet & Chandon 87+ Points

Austere, with some floral notes, lime freshness, lots of minerality, elegant and steely

NV Pol Roger Reserve 89+
Intense ripe apples, white currant, complex note of lime with structured mid palate

2005 High Constantia Clos Andre 79 Points

Ripe bananas skin, fuller, rich but not too clean, short bitter finish

NV Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privee 90+ Points

Ripe, forthcoming, white delicate currants, biscuity with hints of toast, intense delicate lime, tight structure, lovely grip

NV Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 84 Points

Austere, coarse bubbles, riper and rather sweet, with some brioche note.