“WIN WIN” TASTING– by Candy Champagne

Dr. Champagne loves blind tastings, and so does the Greek Champagne (this works out quite well for me).

This particular tasting was not a truly blind tasting as we knew advance that we were tasting a Pol Roger Reserve and Veuve Clicquot’s Brut Yellow Label. It was a “win win” situation with two great champagnes to choose from.

Alison Napjus has rated them very similar with the Veuve at 92 points, and the Pol Roger at 91 points. Again, this is a “win win” situation.

Napjus’ comments about the Veuve are “focused by racy acidity, it offers subtle notes of white peach and anise, the refined finish echoes a smoky note”. Her comments about the Pol Roger are “rich notes of pear, smoke and honey are well meshed and balanced”.

My initial reactions – I love the nose and finish on the Veuve – and the overall experience of the Pol Roger.

In the end, I really cannot choose, I love them both for different reasons and they are both excellent quality champagnes. It’s a win win.

pol veuve tasting


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