Sunday, June 5, 2011
Tasting at Ployez-Jacquemart
NV Champagne Extra Quality Brut
Fairly typical nonvintage brut, showing citrussy, custardy fruit. Toasty, creamy, with a good freshness on the palate. Momentum drops off, and at 22.50€, you could be doing better.
2000 Extra Brut Vintage Blanc de Blancs
Creamy, rich nose, nutty with restrained fruit. Youthful, with an extracted palate. Very primary, needs time to integrate a bit more.
The cards showing the wines on release and their respective prices were a classy touch. About 8 or 9 wines listed . . . absolutely no indication that you'd be given a chance to taste any more than 2. But I was a bit silly to expect otherwise - they do run a B&B here. After a day of tasting Champagne, and another full bottle at lunch . . . I was completely wasted out of my mind. Collapsed into bed back at the hotel. Champagne coma.