That particular bottle of Champagne is about $1k at wine shops, it just happens to be one of the better ones I have available. Â As far as rose champagne in general, it's typically extra dry, and it's not at all sweet, although it still does have quite a fruity bouquet. Â Generally it's a bit lighter than some of the heavier champagnes out there and a bit more delicate. Â I don't have a preference either way in terms of the champagne, if I had to pick a favorite, I'd probably pick the Krug non-vintage, although Dom, Cristal, and Bollinger offerings are all good in their own way. Â I will probably bring a bottle of the 85 Bollinger RD as well to try, as it should be more than ready to drink.
I must say, at $1K for a bottle of sparkles, there better be something really good in the bottom, I just have never been able to aquire a taste for champange, and I thought after visisting the region I would...but it was of no luck...my wife on the other hand, she will feast on foie gras, caviar, and drink fine champagne all day if I could afford for her too...thank goodness I can not, not on a shoe salesmans salary anyway. Happy Holidays to you, and enjoy and be safe New Years Eve.