EP 758 2002 Champagne Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes two different Champagnes from the incredible 2002 vintage.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2002 Legras Brut Champagne Presidence VvFrench Brut Vintage
2002 Pehu Simonet BrutFrench Brut Vintage

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

89/100

Couldn’t agree more about the horrible packaging on the Pehu. Unfortunately I’m not a P Diddy style baller so won’t be trying it

Tags: Champagne, France, review, sparkling, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://winefornewbies.net/ Bill from Wine For Newbies

    In the last year or two I’ve really developed a taste for Champagne and other sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne. Unfortunately, Champagnes (and especially vintage Champagnes) are often too pricey for most people to be able to enjoy them more often. I’m a firm believer that Champagnes should not be reserved for special occasions.

    Fortunately here in the US, we have some California sister wineries of Moët & Chandon, Mumm, and Piper Heidsieck: Domain Chandon, Mumm Napa, and Piper Sonoma. Domain Chandon and Mumm Napa have been making their wines long enough now that they have a good, deep library of wines to use for blending. With their prices running around $20 in our local grocery store, they are a great way to enjoy sparkling wines of quality without breaking the bank.

  • http://winefornewbies.net Bill from Wine For Newbies

    In the last year or two I’ve really developed a taste for Champagne and other sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne. Unfortunately, Champagnes (and especially vintage Champagnes) are often too pricey for most people to be able to enjoy them more often. I’m a firm believer that Champagnes should not be reserved for special occasions.

    Fortunately here in the US, we have some California sister wineries of Moët & Chandon, Mumm, and Piper Heidsieck: Domain Chandon, Mumm Napa, and Piper Sonoma. Domain Chandon and Mumm Napa have been making their wines long enough now that they have a good, deep library of wines to use for blending. With their prices running around $20 in our local grocery store, they are a great way to enjoy sparkling wines of quality without breaking the bank.

  • http://www.tastingsandiego.com/ David Scott

    I have been surprised (as of late) by how many flavor profiles there are to discover in Champagne. For me, it’s always been sweet vs. Brut, period. But there are so many characteristics that quite honestly, you can’t get in anything else.

    I am going to grill my apples. See you later.

  • http://www.tastingsandiego.com/ David Scott

    I have been surprised (as of late) by how many flavor profiles there are to discover in Champagne. For me, it’s always been sweet vs. Brut, period. But there are so many characteristics that quite honestly, you can’t get in anything else.

    I am going to grill my apples. See you later.

  • http://www.tastingsandiego.com/ David Scott

    I have been surprised (as of late) by how many flavor profiles there are to discover in Champagne. For me, it’s always been sweet vs. Brut, period. But there are so many characteristics that quite honestly, you can’t get in anything else.

    I am going to grill my apples. See you later.

  • http://www.tastingsandiego.com David Scott

    I have been surprised (as of late) by how many flavor profiles there are to discover in Champagne. For me, it’s always been sweet vs. Brut, period. But there are so many characteristics that quite honestly, you can’t get in anything else.

    I am going to grill my apples. See you later.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    QOTD – 1995 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc; shared a bottle of this with a fiend a few years ago and it rocked. Blew me away. Also a big, big fan of Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    QOTD – 1995 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc; shared a bottle of this with a fiend a few years ago and it rocked. Blew me away. Also a big, big fan of Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    QOTD – 1995 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc; shared a bottle of this with a fiend a few years ago and it rocked. Blew me away. Also a big, big fan of Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc.

  • http://wine-smith.blogspot.com/ Todd Smith

    QOTD – 1995 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc; shared a bottle of this with a fiend a few years ago and it rocked. Blew me away. Also a big, big fan of Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc.

  • JonR

    1996 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs- tons of coffee, tobacco, and toffee characteristics from a wine made solely of Chardonnay! Best champagne to date. Must find more. Still tasting it weeks later. Hard to compare the two, but I would say it was just a little better than the 1995 Dom P Oenetheque had a few days prior. The Oenetheque had a strong Pinot Noir influence and showed lots of mature procini mushroom character while being so light and airy. Fantastic but pricey.

  • JonR

    1996 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs- tons of coffee, tobacco, and toffee characteristics from a wine made solely of Chardonnay! Best champagne to date. Must find more. Still tasting it weeks later. Hard to compare the two, but I would say it was just a little better than the 1995 Dom P Oenetheque had a few days prior. The Oenetheque had a strong Pinot Noir influence and showed lots of mature procini mushroom character while being so light and airy. Fantastic but pricey.

  • JonR

    1996 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs- tons of coffee, tobacco, and toffee characteristics from a wine made solely of Chardonnay! Best champagne to date. Must find more. Still tasting it weeks later. Hard to compare the two, but I would say it was just a little better than the 1995 Dom P Oenetheque had a few days prior. The Oenetheque had a strong Pinot Noir influence and showed lots of mature procini mushroom character while being so light and airy. Fantastic but pricey.

  • JonR

    1996 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs- tons of coffee, tobacco, and toffee characteristics from a wine made solely of Chardonnay! Best champagne to date. Must find more. Still tasting it weeks later. Hard to compare the two, but I would say it was just a little better than the 1995 Dom P Oenetheque had a few days prior. The Oenetheque had a strong Pinot Noir influence and showed lots of mature procini mushroom character while being so light and airy. Fantastic but pricey.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZGBOUXJH6R46OXKDHYWCRFHMQ4 Silverkeey

    Mondoro di Asti … the best ever silk in a bottle!

  • Anonymous

    Not a big bubbies fan http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    Couldn’t agree more about the horrible packaging on the Pehu. Unfortunately I’m not a P Diddy style baller so won’t be trying it

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