Champagne Group tasting – August 3rd 2015

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1995 Bollinger Grande Annee
A slightly evolved style – a nice drink but maybe not in pristine condition.

2000 Launois Maxime BdB
Very pure and intense, classic Chardonnay from a great village. Long and subtle with the dosage perfectly integrated.

1996 Guy Charlemagne Mesnillesime BdB
There has been some bottle variation in the past, but this bottle was in spectacularly good shape. Powerful and intense, very pure and long, and all held in check with lovely acidity.

2001 Boulard Les Rachais Chardonnay
Quite a funky evolved style, mineral, sherbet, a little strange.

1997 Diebolt-Vallois Fleur de Passion BdB
Spectacular, perfect condition, real purity and great length. Mineral and chalk.

2002 Boulard Millesime
Round and rich, showing some Pinot characters, a nice drink.

1998 Pierre Peters Cuvee Speciale BdB
Spectacular wine, shows white fruits and hint of pears. Unctuous and long.

2005 Laherte Autrefois Meunier
Beautiful youthful style. Lovely balance and richness.

1999 Marc Hebrart Special Club
1999 was a warm ripe year, but this shows none of that. Intense and pure. Lovely.