1999 Daniel Ginsburg "Sous Bois" Brut Champagne

SKU #1082013

This wine is made by De Meric, but is now being sold under the name of the late Daniel Ginsburg, who founded De Meric. It is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from the villages of Ay, Avize, Cramant, Oger, Mareuil-sur-Ay and Mutigny. It has a fantastic nose of fresh cream and bread dough and the palate has great black cherry Ay Pinot Noir power. There are subtle hints of orange peel and vanilla underneath, almost certainly coming from the all-wood fermentation. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Mike McCarty | Review Date: 2/17/2012
"Wow! Wish I'd tasted this before it went out of stock. One of the best vintage champagnes I've ever tasted. Aromas of toast and caramelized apples. Fine beads from the bottom of the glass. Medium-full bodied flavors of apples and cherry and more caramel and toast. Did I say "wow?" I'm sorry I didn't re-order immediately because this was sure goood!

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