Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2002 J.-L. Vergnon Blanc de Blancs, Champagne

I was given this Champagne by a friend (thank you, Holst) as it did exceptional well at a blind tasting event. Some even compared it to 1996 Krug and it surely peaked my interest even more with a roughly price difference of 170€.

Classic Mesnil character emerges from the glass, with a good portion of chalk, which adds to the slimness and purity of the wine. Fruit aromas are mainly fresh apples, citrus and they get companionship from flowers, toast and some smoke. The taste is “pleasurable” – meaning; elegant, slim, acidity driven and easy to drink. If I turn from Mr. Wine drinker - laid back, enjoying life >>> to the analytic wine taster, I would have to say that the finish is way too short and takes some overall impression away from a very promising nose. So it’s not a mini-Krug – far from it. But it’s still a fairly good Champagne selling at a very good price.

Tasted 11th of June 2009


Christian said...

Jeg deltog i den famøse smagning, og det skal lige siges, at det med Krug vist mest skyldes den opløftede stemning efter 12 glas med kraftig 1982 Bordeaux - så er smagssansen vist ikke helt objektiv længere. Men det er uden tvivl et dejligt glas champagne.

Thomas said...

Hej Christian,

Tak for din kommentar.

Hehe....ja i dette lille land, går historierne hurtigt ;-).

Kender alt for godt til det du beskriver og håber også du kan se, at jeg bestemt var glad for Champagnen.

Bedste hilsner,