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EPISODE #71
Actor/Writer Conrad Goode & NYE Champagne
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Wines of the Night

Earthy and doughy aromas lead to subtle, crisp apple and bright lemon flavors in this very good, go-to wine that has lasting fine-beaded bubbles. It tastes dry and refreshing and feels crisp and lively on the palate.

Wine Scores

Ben: 86

Tom: 84

Mike: 85

Conrad: 72

Veuve Clicquot ($45)

Medium straw, yellow color; complex aromas of ripe apple and light cream, excellent depth and persistence; medium bodied, active and layered on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; bright and beautiful ripe fruit and cream in the flavors; medium finish, lasting impression in the aftertaste. Calls for petrale in a Champagne reduction sauce with fresh, savory herbs.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 88

Tom: 88

Mike: 88

Conrad: 81

An elegant soft gold color with a refined ring of bubbles. The nose reveals fruity aromas of a complex wine. The mouth is fresh and balanced with a woody finish. A great character with a perfect balance. Cuvee harvested on the south facing land. The limestone base of the seat is emphasized by a thin bed of Kimmeridgian marl leaving a grayish underground, earth colored by white marl, ground vineyards par excellence. The wine is matured in oak barrel and pipe, second fermentation in the bottle with a minimum of 18 months aging. Reflects the white varieties of the Barrois hillsides.

Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Tom: 90

Mike: 90

Conrad: 93

Dom Perignon only creates vintage wines; it is an absolute commitment. Only the best grapes of the most exceptional years are used, making each vintage distinct. It is the perfect embodiment of the Power of Creation – an act of creation that elevates the mind and enlightens the world. The icon of the house, it showcases perfect equilibrium, revealing the harmony that is so characteristic of Dom Perignon. The wine is complete, rhythmic and tactile. Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 is exotic: its tactile thickness, its roundness, and its utterly unique depth of flavor.

Wine Scores

Ben: 94

Tom: 94

Mike: 90

Conrad: 100

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