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Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by JC (NC) » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:32 pm

Being offered on sale along with other Alsace wines at Calvert and Woodley in DC. I've never tried it. Is it a fun sparkling rose' or blah?
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by James Roscoe » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:44 pm

Calvert-Woodley is having a great sale on Alsatian wines in general. Check out their website. I would post it but I haven't figured out how to do it and I'm too lazy to get a tutorial.[/url]
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Randy Buckner » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:49 pm

I've had the wine a couple of times while in Alsace. It's a decent B wine, 84-85 points, with light berry flavors -- a little too soft for my personal taste.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by JC (NC) » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:53 pm

Thanks, Randy for taking the time to reply.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Marc D » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:18 pm

I have always liked the regular non rose Cremant from Albrecht as one of the better value sparklers available. I haven't tried the rose so Randy's comments are a little disappointing. I'd love to know what you thought if you try one.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by James Roscoe » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:26 pm

For those in the DC area, Woodley Calvert will be having a tasting of the Lucien Albrecht wines tomorrow evening. I'm hoping to slip down. If I do I'll try to get some impressions.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Jenise » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:53 am

Marc D wrote:I have always liked the regular non rose Cremant from Albrecht as one of the better value sparklers available. I haven't tried the rose so Randy's comments are a little disappointing. I'd love to know what you thought if you try one.


Ditto--in fact, Marc was the one who introduced me to this wine. The version he poured me was quite golden and concentrated--most bottles since have been lighter, some have been drier and some more off-dry, but they've all been great value. I would presume the same variations would carry over to the rose (lucky you--I love roses, but haven't seen that here.)
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Randy Buckner » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:33 pm

I haven't tried the rose so Randy's comments are a little disappointing.


Why is that? A good, solid B wine for around $13 -- pretty good value.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Marc D » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:05 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:
I haven't tried the rose so Randy's comments are a little disappointing.


Why is that? A good, solid B wine for around $13 -- pretty good value.


Hmm, I guess I missread your comment about the wine being too soft, I thought you didn't like it very much.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by Randy Buckner » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:21 pm

Hmm, I guess I missread your comment about the wine being too soft, I thought you didn't like it very much.


Well, I am an admitted acid head. :wink:
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by JC (NC) » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:01 pm

I decided to go ahead and order two bottles of the sparkling rose' and one bottle of 2002 Marc Tempe Gewurztraminer Zellenberg (another wine I've never tried). I may not pick them up until late summer but will post after I try them. Will look for notes from the Lucien Albrecht tasting.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by James Roscoe » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:58 pm

Good purchases JC. We're headed down to the tasting in about an hour. I'll try to post something. I hope they're tasting the rose cremant. I'm a sucker for a sparkling rose and it's hard to find one at that price. I'll pick one up no matter what.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by James Roscoe » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:16 pm

So I go all the way over to NW DC from my home in the eastern suburbs (think out towards Annapolis, but not to near) and when I get there they only have one Albrecht to taste! It's not even the cremant rose. They are tasting three wines (more later if I get to it) and they have some great deals. I do walk out with a bottle of the rose cremant, but it hasn't made it to the cooler yet. I still managed to fill the cart.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by JC (NC) » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:15 pm

Sorry they disappointed you by not having more wines at the tasting. Tell me what you think or the rose' after opening it.
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Re: Your opinion on Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Rose' Brut

by James Roscoe » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:33 am

Life is like that. A trip to Calvert Woodley is always worth the effort. I'm just too lazy to get down there very often.

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