Saturday at TasteVin (12/16/17) – Champagne Tasting!

The countdown begins…  where will you be for NYE and WHAT will you be drinking?!  Did you say Champagne???  I’ll definitely be having Champagne!

Get a head start on celebrating or find a Champagne to drink on NYE.  This Saturday at TasteVin we will be pouring 3 Champagnes.  See which you one you like best!

And remember, “Champagne” can only come from the Champagne region in France – see What’s in a name?  Bubbly, Sparkling, Champagne…

NV Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Champagne, France

Louis Roederer is one of the last great independent and family-run Champagne houses.  This is among one of my favorite Champagnes.  It is crisp, elegant and has just a touch of toasty brioche and fresh baked bread.

92 pts Wine Enthusiast, 92 pts Wine Spectator, 91 pts Wine & Spirits, 90 pts Robert Parker

NV Henriot, Rosé Brut, Champagne, France

Henriot is one of those rare, independent Champagne houses that has been owned and managed by an unbroken line of the same family for more than 8 generations since it was founded in 1808.  I continuously taste this bubbly Rosé against all others and hands down, I still love this one.  It has bright red fruit with the right amount of creaminess and is full of flavor.

93 pts Wine Spectator, 93 pts Wine Enthusiast

NV Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France

Charles Heidsieck Champagne is one of the most recognized by the profession. Over the past two decades the Cellar Masters have been named Best Sparkling Winemaker of the Year no fewer than 12 times in the International Wine Challenge (IWC).  They use reserve wines when producing this Champagne giving it its gorgeous complexity to complement its toasty brioche richness.  The body is full and the finish is long.  This Champagne over-delivers for its price point and I would drink this time and time again!

93 pts Wine Spectator, 92 pts Wine Enthusiast, 90 pts Wine & Spirits

Want more information on how to read a Champagne label?

  • Deciphering a Champagne Label part 1 click here
  • Deciphering a Champagne Label part 2 click here

For a complete list of Champagne Reviews click here.

To learn more about Saturdays at TasteVin and upcoming and past tastings, please click here.

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