By Dr. Champagne
” You can’t do this Dad ” said my boy Bobo. He was questioning why I would be comparing our favorite Rose champagnes without Candy Champagne ” you know she has the best nose ” he exclaimed!
As you know it is hard to argue with Bobo but I had Baby champagne and the Champagne Surgeon with me.
First task of the day was to chill the champagne to the same temprature.
In a way I am glad Candy Champagne was not here for the tasting, Laurent Perrier is her favorite Rose. In fact it is the most recognized Rose champagne in the world. It is made of 100% Pinot Noir grapes from 10 different crus.
I personally love the Lanson Rose. It for me is the most reasonably priced champagnes on the market. Made with mixture of the three grape varieties in champagne Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.
The Champagne Surgeon of course loves Veuve Clicquot Rose. This non vintage champagne is an accessible perfectly balanced Veuve style champagne with Pinot Noir making up 50% of the three classic grapes.
So the tasting was done by myself and the Champagne Surgeon, Baby Champagne slept in.
The tasting was blinded. We did not see the color, we were blind folded. The Laurent Perrier had a deep red fruit nose, smooth crackling mouth feel and a long beautiful finish. The Veuve had a nice red fruit nose and mouth feel but an abrupt finish. The Lanson was musty on the nose, light on fruit with citrus notes more comparable to a brut and almost a corky finish, we both wondered if it was a bottle that had not been stored properly.
Unblinded the Laurent Perrier had a beautiful ruby color with the Veuve being lighter and the Lanson having a very light Salmon Hue.
My hands down favorite was the z