Friday, August 25, 2006
N/V White Star Moet and Chandon Champagne
$35 a bottle isn't all that much for Champagne, but you get a good sparkling wine from the US for half that price.
Yeast on the nose and not much else.
There's some sweetness but it's, of course, not moscato sweet. I get some apples and pears in this one. There's some toast but not overwhelmingly so--which is something that ruins a lot of Champagne. There's not really much acid so it's not all that balanced. The finish has a funk to it that reminds me of overripe strawberries.
Bluntly--I'm glad I only get a half bottle (for under $20), I would not buy this one again.