Tour de Champagne in Atlanta - Printable Version

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- dananne - 01-22-2007 09:41 PM

Anne and I were lucky enough to score free tix to this event, held last Saturday night at the Intercontinental Hotel. In all, we tasted about 35 different wines. I didn't take detailed notes, but I lumped many into the different categories below. Prices are local, when indicated.

Best of tasting (in no particular order):
Tattinger Prestige Rose ($70)
Bollinger La Grande Annee ($112)
Lanson Noble Cuvee
Pol Roger Brut 1996 ($84)

Best QPR (again, in no particular order):
Besserat de Bellefon Rose ($43)
Besserat de Bellefon Brut ($40)
Mailly Grand Cru Brut ($44)

Most fun to drink:
Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial (sec -- would be a delightful dessert wine) ($40)

Deutz Blanc de Blanc 1996 ($80)
Diamant Bleu Gran Cru 1996 ($110)
Most of the whole Gosset lineup

Best consistency (2 or more wines tasted):
Moet Chandon

- Innkeeper - 01-22-2007 10:56 PM

Boy! Things haven't changed much over the years.

However, Roberto would take issue with some of these.

- brappy - 01-23-2007 02:44 AM

What a cool tasting! Out of curiosity, would the disappointments have been good if the price would have been 50% less or were they just simply not worth drinking?


- dananne - 01-27-2007 10:50 AM

Sorry, I missed this question until now. As for the disappointments, the Deutz would have been much nicer at about 1/2 the price. The Diamant went quickly to the buckets; in fact, if I had a time machine, I'd go back and decline the pour. Same with the Gosset stuff.