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Dec. 05, 2005
TAITTINGER Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Comtes de Champagne 1995
95 points, $140
Toast and graphite flavors highlight this elegant, graceful blanc de blancs. It has a subtle power driving the candied berry and dried citrus notes, with a touch of pastry and the ever-present mineral. Fine harmony and finish. Drink now through 2015. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 03, 2005
DE VENOGE Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1998
92 points, $65
A strong graphite component marks this blanc de blancs, whose rich texture and fine mousse offer flesh for its honeysuckle, baking bread and hazelnut notes. It has power and finesse. Drink now through 2010. 1,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 02, 2005
DUVAL-LEROY Brut Blanc de Chardonnay Champagne 1998
93 points, $45
An assertive, almost peppery Champagne, with a stony, mineral undercurrent providing the backdrop for berry, honey and hazelnut flavors. Terrific intensity and sense of terroir. Drink now through 2012. 2,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 01, 2005
DE ST.-GALL Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Cuvée Orpale 1995
94 points, $95
Puligny with bubbles. Very aromatic, with honey, lemon pie and mineral aromas and flavors married to a fine, lush texture. It almost seems soft, yet there's a vibrant acidity that keeps it focused and lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 50,00 —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 30, 2005
KRUG Brut Champagne 1990
97 points, $224
An aristocrat. Big-boned and intense, yet with finesse and complex flavors of coconut, whole-grain bread, ginger, citrus and honey. Waves of flavor saturate the palate and the long finish picks up a mineral, smoky note. Very harmonious from start to finis —Bruce Sanderson
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