Jay Labrador wrote:Just arrived in Manila are the Jacquesson Cuvee 730 and the Avize Grand Cru 1996. If anybody has notes on these, I'd appreciate your opinions. I've had the Cuvee 728 and thought it was pretty impressive. How does the 730 compare to it?
Jay, I haven't had the 728 to compare the 730 to, but the 730 is one of the best under-$50 bubblies I've ever tasted. Serious stuff. I took one to a wine geek weekend in California last December, and there were a lot of bubblies consumed. The 730 was my WOTWeekend and it stood way out from the crowd with it's biscuity richness and structure. So did, in a different way, a Cloudy Bay 2000 Peloris bubbly from New Zealand. By comparison, all the other bubblies were just water--I can't remember the name of a single one but for these two.