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WTN: A miss and a hit

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WTN: A miss and a hit

by Jenise » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:10 pm

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant d'Alsace Rose: CORKED.

NV Gratien Cuvee Paradis
Opened to celebrate getting that 12 foot tall piece of forest standing up in our living room, decorating to follow. I love Cuvee Paradis: to me they're more complex than most, with apple, various citrus notes in the lemon/lime/orange range, and that warm yeasty-buttery brioche thing. This one has a sweet-tart lime juice streak in the finish, which only seems to make it more interesting. A stunner.
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Re: WTN: A miss and a hit

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:35 pm

I heard about someone putting up their tree and being bitten by a bat that was hanging around!!!
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Re: WTN: A miss and a hit

by David M. Bueker » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:19 am

Thanks Jenise. Gratien is a personal favorite. Their 1990 is just stunning right now.
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Re: WTN: A miss and a hit

by Jenise » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:18 pm

Glad to meet another Gratien fan. I really should let these NV's rest but I can't keep my hands off of them. To me, they're in the same vein as Krug--a disco ball of flavor lights in the mouth, along with a boat load of that hard-to-describe but absolutely unmistakeable Champagne-ness that you can't find in any sparkling wines made anywhere else. They just ooze quality. I was an idiot to not have bought every bottle I could get my hands on when I found these for around $35.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov

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