A bottle gifted to celebrate New Years Eve 1999, so the first beverage of the new millennium. I was amazed how primal this champagne tasted. Still that steely, citrus nose with hints of pear. Takes time to open up in the glass. The palate has superb definition and balance, not quite as intense if flavour as I imagined, still giving little away at the moment. After 20 minutes the finish develops a biscuit note that lends it a little more character. Needs another five years. Tasted January 2000.
This collection comes to us from Montreal where it has been meticulously built up since about 2003 when the couple decided to start collecting wine.Ê The purchases occurred primarily from the LCBO (Ontario government store) and the SAQ (Quebec government store) on release whenever possible.Ê It was always intended to purchase the best wines possible and the inventory will show that commitment.Ê The cellar itself had proper cooling and humidification systems and was indeed a showpiece in the home.Ê A family situation has caused it to come to us for sale