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- TheEngineer - 02-28-2009 06:38 PM

I have just come back home from the UK. I spent 6 days in London at the JW Marriot Grosvener House. Nice place and the Executive Lounge serves Champagne for Happy Hour....So I'd park myself there with my colleagues for a couple of hours each day. Probably consumed a bottle of the stuff each day (in addition to other things and the yummy finger food before going out to dinner)....

Wine is very clean, zippy, some tropical fruits, and nothing overtly complex. Simple easy drinking which lead to drinking a lot of it..... this err...habit... that I've not adjsuted to just might become a daily (or at least once a week) thing at home. It was so pleasant.....

Now if only I can get rid of the jet lag.......

- VouvrayHead - 02-28-2009 07:35 PM

I'm with you. One of few champagnes worthy of a reasonable qpr tag. Great for breakfast, too!

- Drew - 02-28-2009 08:04 PM

Stayed on the opposite side of the park some years ago, near Kensington Palace, and had a wonderful time in London. Visited a Champagne Bar in the Banking district with Eileen and then off to a restaurant where we had the BEST fish and chips ever. Wonderful holiday and a lovely city.


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- winoweenie - 02-28-2009 08:31 PM

'Twere me Xmas gift wine for all the worker bees employed by the Kings and Queens. Went thru about 3 boxes and can't agree more. Lovely juice and a perfect " Breakfast of Champions ". WW

- TheEngineer - 03-01-2009 01:35 AM


I tried SO HARD to get to a Fish and Chip place....Finally got to one on the last day.. I liked the area cuz it was so easy to get around.

Not bad accomodations either. And the staff got to know us to the point where we went to get the champagne ourselves when there was none left on the bar [img][/img]

- TheEngineer - 03-23-2009 10:14 PM

Miss this Fizz so bought one on the way home tonight and ended up opening it.....

What a nice sparkler. Nothing too complex and asks nothing of you but to guzzle it.

Heading back to the UK soon anyways...

- TheEngineer - 09-01-2009 02:05 PM

Okay....i admit, I just consumed an entire bottle of this within an hour. Love the stuff. Stuck back in the UK again at Grosvner house....err maybe I shouldn't write this or else they will hide it on me. [img][/img]

- hotwine - 09-01-2009 02:34 PM

Grosvenor House is very near the American Embassey as I recall.... is that right?

- wdonovan - 09-02-2009 07:58 AM

Anyone sparred with their 98 Millesime? That's the only D/L I've tasted. Had with dinner in Brasserie Julien in Paris & I didn't take notes til a few days later on the plane but I definitely used the words "a bit strange". I don't remember exactly but it was unlike any Champagne we've ever drunk. I want to say heavy minerality but it wasn't the normal limestone. Wasn't fruit or yeast either. Just weird. Bottle variation? Anyone found anything unusual about it or even the NV?

- TheEngineer - 09-02-2009 07:46 PM

Yes it is very near the American a good 3 wood away. [img][/img]

There is a majestic wine store in between so I hit two 7 irons [img][/img]

- newsguy - 09-16-2009 04:30 PM

back in february, a vintage duval-leroy was one of the sparklers to start off a night of killer wines. the theme was bordeaux at least 10 years old (included lots of 82s and 89s). i fell in love with the stuff. i'm almost positive this was the blanc de chardonnay, and i've been looking for it from this particular year ever since. absolutely worth seeking out. my sparse TN...

1996 Duval-Leroy: WOW. toast right out of the toaster. remarkable complexity and mouthfeel. very long finish. stunning. 94 points.

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- TheEngineer - 09-16-2009 06:58 PM


I've only tried a few 96's and they have all been very vey good. I've not tried the DL so I'll keep my eye out for it. Sounds lovely indeed!

- winoweenie - 01-01-2010 10:49 AM

Have 4 bottles of Duval-Leroy chilling in the fridge. Have made a humongous pot of black-eyes peas and will bake cornbread for lunch today with some close friends. Love it when these "Breakfast of Champions" get-togethers happen. Again Happy Newbie to one and all. WW

- TheEngineer - 06-20-2012 02:10 AM

Was really frustrated and tired tonight. None of mthe numbers in the financials i'm looking at made any sense to me. Looking and working just got me more and more frustrated and coffee was not helping......sooo....

When downstairs adn grabbed one of these and a few handfuls of nuts........instantly, on hearing the cork pop, I'm happier. Now feet up in front of tv watching CNN and feeling better..... It just takes half a glass...

- winoweenie - 06-20-2012 01:07 PM

*You do be an easy cheap date! WW*

- TheEngineer - 06-20-2012 01:36 PM

I advertise that High and Lo! Did not seem to help me in the least!!!!