Wednesday, April 9, 2008

NV Champagne: René Geoffroy Brut Premier Cru à Cumières ****

This was quite easily not only one of the best Champagnes I have ever tasted, but of course one of the best wines. Pale hay. A fruity nose with lemon citrus hints. A grandiloquent texture (translation: ultra fine fizz) with excellent underlying notes. A full palate of melon, orange rind, lemon zest, buttered brioche and sweet peaches. Not a powerful finish, but not stingy or clipped either. I've had better Champagne, maybe, once in a while, but it's rare, and at $40, this wine is a steal. Highly recommended.

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