Champagne Duval-Leroy non-vintage "Elegance de Champagne" Brut ($32.99)
Clear pale-brass in color with a constant, long-lived stream of pinpoint bubbles, this delicious wine offers a distinct whiff of cocoa in the aroma, a characteristic I often find in Champagnes with Pinot Noir in the cuvee (blend). Creamy and rich flavors focus on fresh apples and buttered toast. Really an excellent Champagne. US Importer: CDL Imports, NYC. (Nov 23, 2001)

FOOD MATCH: Anticipating a New Year's Eve appetizer, it was a delight with dollops of caviar on sheep's-milk yogurt on savory potato-onion pancakes.



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