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  • NV Union Champagne de Saint Gall Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Orpale Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (4/19/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, full beading. Nose of yellow pear, toast, yellow apple and creme brulee. Flavors of lemon, lime, sherbet and strawberry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • NV Duval-Leroy Champagne – France, Champagne (4/5/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of lemons, green apples and a hint of red cherry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne (3/18/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with small, steady beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of green apples, lemon zest and a hint of red cherry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush here. (94 points)

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  • 1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon – France, Champagne (12/11/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours. Re-visited 24 hours later.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of mushroom, brandied pears and yellow apples. A bit more sherry like on the nose 24 hours later. Bright flavors of yellow pears, lemon and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to blow of any potential bottle funk or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2002 Taittinger Champagne Brut Millésimé – France, Champagne (12/10/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of lemon, yellow apple and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, yellow pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2015 Piollot Champagne Les Protelles – France, Champagne (9/16/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark rose color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of aspirin, red cherry and rhubarb. Flavors of red cherries, red berries and minerals. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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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 Coessens Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut – France, Champagne (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of yellow pear, yellow apple and hazelnut. Flavors of lemon, cherry and green apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 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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