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  • NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française – France, Champagne (6/15/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of lemon, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of lemon, yellow apple and a hint of creme. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (4/22/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of strawberries, red berries and wet stones. Flavors of strawberries, red berries and red cherries. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • NV Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Réserve Exclusive Brut – France, Champagne (4/16/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of sea breeze, ginger and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, cherry and lime. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1999 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut – France, Champagne (1/15/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with light, tiny beading. Nose of nutmeg, creme and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon curd, creme fraîche and green apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut – France, Champagne (12/28/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, biscuit and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, yellow pear and yellow apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • NV Paul Goerg Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut – France, Champagne (12/4/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. nose of apricot, yellow pear and sea spray. Flavors of yellow apple, yellow pear and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • NV Perrier-Jouët Champagne Grand Brut – France, Champagne (12/4/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears, yellow apples and a hint of brioche. Flavors of Granny Smith apples, cherries and a hint of minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • NV Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Grande Cuvee Brut Rose – France, Burgundy, Crémant de Bourgogne (11/29/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light pink color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of mushrooms and strawberries. Flavors of strawberries and simple red berries. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2002 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut – France, Champagne (12/28/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of strawberries, raspberries, red berries and wet stones. Flavors of strawberries, red raspberries and red cherries. Bright acidity, full bodied. Beautiful, balanced and still young. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • NV H. Billiot Fils Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (11/17/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark red rose color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny moderate beading. Nose of strawberries, rhubarb, red raspberries and a hint of ocean breeze. Flavors of strawberries, red raspberries and a hint of citrus zest on the finish. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. My bottles hit the market approximately 9 years ago so I say drink now on those. (92 points)

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