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100 Champagnes I Can Only Dream Of Tasting (1950-1979)

by Jeff B » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:45 pm

This list is the result of going through tasting notes on thousands of vintage champagnes (champagnes between 1950-1979).

What I did was filter out all those notes that seemed to match my specific tastes when it comes to aged champagne. How did I do this? Well, I looked for specific descriptors such as nutty, honeyed, languid, creamy, exotic, caramel-y. All attributes that I most prize in a old champagne.

These are the houses that returned the most desirable champagnes (based on the heavy use of the above descriptors in the notes)...

PERRIER JOUET
1953 Perrier Jouet
1959 Perrier Jouet
1961 Perrier Jouet
1966 Perrier Jouet
1966 Perrier Jouet Rose
1969 Perrier Jouet
1969 Blason De France
1971 Belle Epoque
1973 Belle Epoque
1975 Blason De France
1978 Belle Epoque
1979 Belle Epoque Rose

MOËT ET CHANDON
1953 Moët et Chandon
1955 Dom Perignon
1959 Dom Perignon
1959 Moët et Chandon Rose
1962 Dom Perignon Rose
1962 Moët et Chandon
1964 Dom Perignon
1969 Dom Perignon
1969 Moët et Chandon Rose
1973 Dom Perignon
1976 Dom Perignon
1976 Moët et Chandon

LOUIS ROEDERER
1955 Cristal
1955 Louis Roederer Blanc De Blancs
1959 Cristal
1959 Louis Roederer Rose
1964 Cristal
1966 Louis Roederer Rose
1969 Cristal
1971 Cristal
1971 Louis Roederer Blanc De Blancs
1974 Cristal
1976 Cristal

TAITTINGER
1964 Comtes De Champagne
1966 Taittinger
1969 Comtes De Champagne
1969 Comtes De Champagne Rose
1971 Taittinger
1973 Comtes De Champagne Rose
1975 Comtes De Champagne
1976 Comtes De Champagne
1979 Comtes De Champagne
1979 Taittinger

HENRIOT
1955 Henriot
1969 Baron Philippe De Rothschild
1973 Baron Philippe De Rothschild
1975 Baron Philippe De Rothschild
1975 Henriot
1976 Henriot Rose
1976 Cuvée Baccarat
1979 Henriot
1979 Henriot Blanc De Blancs

LAURENT PERRIER
52/53/55 Grand Siecle
1966 Laurent Perrier
69/70/73 Grand Siecle
70/73/75 Grand Siecle
73/75/76 Grand Siecle
1976 Laurent Perrier
1976 Laurent Perrier Millesime Rare
1979 Laurent Perrier

POL ROGER
1955 Pol Roger
1961 Pol Roger
1962 Pol Roger
1964 Pol Roger
1964 Blanc De Chardonnay
1969 Pol Roger
1975 Pol Roger

KRUG
1959 Krug
1962 Krug
1966 Krug Collection
1973 Krug
1975 Krug
1979 Krug
1979 Krug Clos Du Mesnil

MUMM
1955 Mumm
1959 Mumm
1959 Mumm Rose
1964 Mumm
1966 Mumm Rene Lalou
1969 Mumm
1971 Mumm Rene Lalou

VEUVE CLICQUOT
1953 Veuve Clicquot
1962 La Grande Dame
1973 La Grande Dame
1978 La Grande Dame
1978 Veuve Clicquot Rose
1979 Veuve Clicquot Rose

BOLLINGER
1959 Bollinger
1962 Bollinger
1975 Bollinger
1976 Bollinger
1976 Bollinger Rose
1979 Bollinger

GOSSET
1959 Gosset
1970 Gosset
1973 Gosset
1975 Gosset
1976 Gosset
1979 Gosset

JACQUESSON
1953 Jacquesson Perfection
1964 Jacquesson Perfection
1966 Jacquesson Perfection
1973 Degorgement Tardif
1976 Degorgement Tardif
1979 Jacquesson Perfection

HEIDSIECK & MONOPOLE
1973 Heidsieck & Monopole
1973 Diamont Bleu
1975 Diamont Bleu
1976 Heidsieck & Monopole Rose
1979 Heidsieck & Monopole Rose

LAUNOIS
1952 Launois
1966 Launois
1969 Launois Cremant
1979 Launois

I think I've included more than a 100. Oh well.

You might be wondering where Salon is on this list. I was a bit surprised, but Salon only landed two entries, 1955 and 1973.

Jeff
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