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post #7936 of 18177
Small-timer "champagne" recommendation: Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé "Perle d'Aurore"



This replaces my go-to cheap bubbly: J. Laurent. It's not technically champagne since it's from Burgundy. But it's 14 bucks, pink and tasty. Check it out.
post #7937 of 18177
Cracked two bottles last night. 06 Merry Edwards Flax Vineyards and the BN I bought on the weekend. The ME was a bit more tart than her usual offering. 06 is not known as a great vintage and I wonder if this is part of it. I have another bottle that I'll let sleep for a couple of years and see if it improves.

The BN was my first. Tons of banana or cream of banana on the nose. The taste was light and fruity, fruit juice with alcohol basically and a little touch of bubbles. For eight bucks I would drink another bottle.
post #7938 of 18177
you liked the george debouef bn? i should go seek a bottle out.
post #7939 of 18177
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post
you liked the george debouef bn? i should go seek a bottle out.

Well, keep in mind it was $8 so I had an expectation to match the price. Also, as my first BN, I was expecting nothing more than fruity grape juice with alcohol and a little touch of fizz. My expectations were totally met.

I think you could get nearly the same result with grape juice, a few drops of banana extract, some everclear and top with soda.
post #7940 of 18177
Bollinger Brut Rose this weekend - lovely but damn expensive.

post #7941 of 18177
Last night was 2008 Brancaia Tre. Many people raved about the '07 but I never actually got a chance to try it out, so naturally after seeing the '08 I decided to give it a whirl. Overall, I liked the wine and thought it was well made especially for it's price-point. I do regret not giving it a good decant, but I opened the bottle on a whim and it did get noticeably better as it got some air. I still have half a bottle left so it will be interesting to see how it evolved overnight in the cellar.
post #7942 of 18177
Freakonomics on Wine
post #7943 of 18177
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
Bollinger Brut Rose this weekend - lovely but damn expensive.

it's odd, the Bollinger NV stuff I see is often more expensive than the other houses ... yet their vintage cuvee is substantially cheaper and of just as high quality.
post #7944 of 18177
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Cracked two bottles last night. 06 Merry Edwards Flax Vineyards and the BN I bought on the weekend. The ME was a bit more tart than her usual offering. 06 is not known as a great vintage and I wonder if this is part of it. I have another bottle that I'll let sleep for a couple of years and see if it improves.

What Merry Edwards would you most often recommend, Pio?
post #7945 of 18177
I am trying to remember the last rose champ that I genuinely disliked and I can't.
post #7946 of 18177
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Cracked two bottles last night. 06 Merry Edwards Flax Vineyards and the BN I bought on the weekend. The ME was a bit more tart than her usual offering. 06 is not known as a great vintage and I wonder if this is part of it. I have another bottle that I'll let sleep for a couple of years and see if it improves.

The BN was my first. Tons of banana or cream of banana on the nose. The taste was light and fruity, fruit juice with alcohol basically and a little touch of bubbles. For eight bucks I would drink another bottle.

I really enjoyed the 07's of both the Sonoma Coast and Flax...sounds like they're a little richer and deeper than the 06s

post #7947 of 18177
I am yet to try a pinot noir, and want to shortly... is oregon really the best place to try a bottle from? Any suggestions on something easily findable for under $20?

Thanks
post #7948 of 18177
client sent in a few boxes of Taittenger Prelude Grand Crus. thought it was inexpensive plunk but seems to get positive reviews and price is higher than I expected. Anyone had it?
post #7949 of 18177
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
I am yet to try a pinot noir, and want to shortly... is oregon really the best place to try a bottle from? Any suggestions on something easily findable for under $20?

Thanks

Poi!?
post #7950 of 18177
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Originally Posted by constant struggle View Post
I am yet to try a pinot noir, and want to shortly... is oregon really the best place to try a bottle from? Any suggestions on something easily findable for under $20?

Thanks

for that price, I'd lean to Oregon myself

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
client sent in a few boxes of Taittenger Prelude Grand Crus. thought it was inexpensive plunk but seems to get positive reviews and price is higher than I expected. Anyone had it?

give me a bottle and I will be happy to evaluate.
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