José Michel Brut Rosé NV
22,80€ from a half
50/50 Meunier and Pinot Noir. Quite a deep pink. Wonderfully earthy scent - like in all other Meuniers and strongly Meuniered Champagnes I have tried. Quite vegetal, too, and red in fruit so it smells like an earthy red Burgundy. Elegant mousse. Richish but crisp. Fun. And serious, too.José Michel Special Club 2002
54,90€ from 0,75
50/50 Meunier and Chardonnay. A mineral scent of red apples. There is fantastic precision despite some richness and earthiness from, presumably, the Meunier. Elegant, small mousse. Wonderful cut from the Chardonnay. More elegant than I remember previous years of this to have been - they were rich wines and impressive but not entirely to my taste. This '02 however seems just right to me now.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
No longer ITB.