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2006 Collet Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Vintage Collection Privee"

Winery: Collet

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Vintage Collection Privee"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 66% Chardonnay & 34% Pinot Noir

Region: Champagne

State or country: France

Price: $99

Cases produced: 1,700

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 26, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Champagne with very fine bubbles was a top finisher in our Big Blind Tasting. It opens with a pleasant mild pear bouquet with hints of sour dough, fig, and flowers. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a mineral infused apple with notes of toasty oak, vanilla, and a touch of bread dough. The finish is dry and its finish is very nicely extended. The Panel suggested pairing this very nice Champagne with spring rolls or shortbread. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Appearance: color with golden hues dotted with fine bubbles. Nose: Smoky, vanilla, with sweet brioche and nut aromas. Taste: Light wine, air, a rare delicacy and surprising length. Serve chilled at 7-8° C. This exceptional Champagne is definitely a great meal wine. It can be served with fish and agrees particularly well with poultry and other white meats. It may also be associated with some amazing cheeses.

Organic status: not organic

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