Vintage tastings (5): Champagne and the white wines of the 1980s

by Vinogodi 04/20/17
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Bevute Vintage (5): Champagne e Bianchi anni '80

The 1980s were a decade when there were few great whites while many Champagnes and red wines reached outstanding levels thanks to their capacity to improve even more with age. Some of these wines were an emotional experience and offering an avalanche of unforgettable sensations.

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Dom Perignon 1985
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Dom Perignon 04/20/17 Vinogodi A bold, golden color and an effervescence that by now has become fine and thin and further exalts the sensations from bottle aging. The bouquet has distinct scents of pan brioche and custard together...
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Leclerc Briant 04/20/17 Vinogodi This gem from the champion of biodynamic winemaking in Champagne has a golden-yellow color and broad aromas that recall sourdough, fresh baked goods and candied fruit. The mouthfeel is still acidic...
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RD 1982
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Maurice Philippart 04/20/17 Vinogodi A distinct, golden color and bottle-aged aromas of crema Catalana, brown sugar and shortcut pastry. The mouthfeel is still very fresh despite a slight smoky note in the aftertaste.
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Vigna Tondonia 1989
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Related Articles

  Product Date of publication Author Category Read
Vintage tastings (1): a brief introduction 23/03/2017 Vinogodi Wine Community / Vinogodi
Vintage tastings (2): Champagne and the 1990s 30/03/2017 Vinogodi Wine Community / Vinogodi
Vintage tastings (3): White wines of the 1990s 06/04/2017 Vinogodi Wine Community / Vinogodi
Bevute Vintage (4): Rossi anni ‘90 13/04/2017 Vinogodi Wine Community / Vinogodi




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