Dale Williams wrote:
Nathan Smyth wrote:Has anyone tried the Mumm de Cramant yet?
I keep hearing about it, and it's really got me curious.
Hearing about it indeed - Potential Parker 100-Point Champagne! Now there's hype bordering on outright dishonesty, as Parker threw no points out. But sheep that bite deserve it.
I've thought it a tasty Champagne before, on the fuller side but not very leesy/yeasty, but nothing that "rocked my world." As it is marketed as NV of course my impressions from 3 years ago may not match current batch.
Well I finally got a chance to taste it today, and it is very, very nice juice.
But it surprised me - it's got a sharp, cutting bite to it, and it's steely [bordering on metallic] with piercing minerality - rockheads should love it.
On the other hand, I would not have thought that it would be a style which Monkton would laud - go figure.
I'd be surprised if there's a better champagne at that price point anywhere in the marketplace today [although I don't pretend to be any kinduva champagne expert].
I'm broke, but my brother was with me, and he purchased a bunch of it.