In Focus, by Richard Sagala
2nd of July 2017
A quality champagne, powerful and from a good vintage to boot. Surprisingly, the wine shows signs of evolution (oxydative character). It has the pastry shop aromatics but, where is the fruit? I am questioning the storage conditions of the retailer. So I reserve my judgement and my tasting comments for after a second bottle.
July 4th 2017
Two days after this inital impression, I tasted this bottle again with Alain Cloutier who recently had a 1998 WC (see picture below) and Alain came to the same conclusion: in his opinion the 98 showed more youth than this wine…. To be pursued then, we will try tasting another sample and will amend this post accordingly. In Vino Veritas!