Category Archives: Champagne

Laherte Freres Les 7 NV, Chavot, Champagne

Laherte Freres is one of the lesser known Champagne houses to be imported into Australia. But it has a relatively long history, established in 1889 and is currently being run by the 6th generation of Lahertes. They own 75 parcels … Continue reading

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Mumm’s the word as champagne sparkles

So in the Southern hemisphere, do the bubbles rise in a clockwise or anti-clockwise motion? This calls for much research! Mumm’s the word as champagne sparkles| Mumm was the 8th-ranked champagne in Australia in 2010 but has risen to … Continue reading

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NV Pierre Gimonnet Selection Belles Annees Blanc de Blancs – midweek champagne

$54 from Vintage Cellars Albert Park (ex-Randalls). A good champagne for casual drinking. Pale lemon colour, youthful aromas of red apple, lemon leaf and a little residual yeast. Coarse mousse texture, nice clean flavours of diced red apple, pear skins. … Continue reading

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Champagne breakfast @ Greenhouse by Joost – MFWF

I could have started this post with a rant of how expensive the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (henceforth MFWF) events have become. It seems like hypocrisy to me that only those who can afford it have access to the … Continue reading

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Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale 1999, Chalon, Champagne

Light gold colour, very bready on the nose but also carries unripe finger lime scents. Pin-point, fine mousse. Waxy lemon flavours with a subtle citrus lime finish. 90-91/100. Drank with Barry in Noosa, June 2011

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