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1996 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Cuvee Palmes d'Or"

1996 Cuvee Palmes d’Or

Winery: Nicolas Feuillatte

Vintage: 1996

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cuvee Palmes d'Or"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend:

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Champagne

State or country: France

Price: $150

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 94.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97.99-94)

Review date: April 30, 2008

Wine Review: I recently attended a vertical tasting of Palmes d’Or at Radius in Boston. Winemaker Jean-Pierre Vincent was nice enough to share many of his older vintages with us. We tried various vintages from 1985 to 1998. The 1996 vintage was by far my favorite. This white gold champagne opens with a very mild light citrus like bouquet. On the palate, this Champagne is smooth, slightly creamy, structured and well balanced. It had everything. The flavor profile was a very appealing ripe green apple. The finish is dry, refreshing, and has excellent length. This champagne is very food friendly and versatile. It would pair nicely with bay scallops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: a golden hue, with fine and delicate bubbles. Nose: its complex aromas are dominated by hints of citrus fruit and pastry, underscored by subtle notes of hawthorn and lemon peel. Palate: crisp entry and a lovely length.

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