Understated class & elegance
Have just ordered more with the latest WA Redux offering. Very refined Champagne that was a bit more open and enjoyable the next day (believe it or not, we didn't finish the bottle the first night since my wife drinks little, if any). Crisp and acidic with lots of fine bubbles and just a hint of sweetness on the finish. Not much of a nose to speak of, which surprised me. Very tasty by itself and fantastic with my Chesapeake crab cakes and grilled Romaine. A reasonably-priced Champagne that is worthy of special occasions, as well as a simple work night dinner when one feels like "I deserve this treat."
an add on
its not as complex as Taittinger Comte de Champagne 2004, but for half the price it's a much better bubbly.
And I love the Taittinger Comte de Champagne 2004. The texture, for those who appreciate texture, is quite similar
Everything you could ask for in a champagne.
Lovely pale green/yellow color with small persistant bubbles floral/fruity nose mouth filling lovely chardonay!!!
Hard to imagine a better BdB - it's a pure, mineral laden, lemon citrus smelling bubbly elixir. World Class.
One of the best bottles of Champagne I've had. We had this to celebrate a big event and could not have chosen much better. Went well with a light meal and was just as good on its own later. Had a small piece of Delice de Bourgone cheese which was a perfect match to finish dinner.
Enjoyed this bottle along with 5 others this New Year's eve. Four of us rated it number one or two. Our other favorite was was Moet et Chandon Nectar Imperial. Both are bubbly, slightly sweet, with limited bouquet but wonderful fruity overtones. Fantastic!
Best of the best
Invest in this vs. Kuggerands
Great Anniversary Bottle
This Champagne was the centerpiece for my 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Clean and delicious with excellent fruit a nd finish. Apple notes.
This was a perfect foil for the great deserts at Papa Haydn's in Portland. Brioche, pears, and a nice nuttiness on the nose. Wonderful flavors of lemon and minerals burst on the palate. If you are a fan of crunchy wines, you will love this! Slightly bitter (in a good way) lemon zest finish. Simply terrific!
Sorry to be redundant, 5 Stars!
Very, very few wines are true class "A" wines. This one is. We had this at Pif tonight in Philadelphia paired with the first 3 courses of David Ansill's 7 course tasting menu. The cuvee prestige works well with more delicate dishes although the last glass surprisingly held its own against the robust flavored escargot with pernod. This wine is a bargain in the exalted realm of luxury cuvee Champagne!
by Wine me?
Thanks for the great recommendation. It is worth the extra money over the blanc de blanc for that special occasion. Laser-like wine. Just fantastic.
the best champagne I have ever had - worth every penny
Always keep a bottle on hand.
This is a great champagne that helps you find a reason to celebrate!
Don't drink Clicquot anymore!
by Stephane Castera
I loved Diebolt-Vallois ever since I started working in the Philly restaurant scene. First at Le Bec-Fin and then, at the Four Seasons, the wine is balanced, the length is long and the finish is superb.
p.s. also try the Fleur de Passion from Diebolt-Vallois, a truly great wine.
Served at Le Bec Fin's NYE Bash
by Edward Murray
Pale gold with persistent stream of small bubbles. 100% chardonnay all from Grand Cru Cramant grapes. Aromas of green apples, minerals and citrus. Quite complex, wonderful mouthfeel.
This is among my the top 5 lifetime wine experiences.
Cuvee Prestige is a well rounded wine.
My Favorite Champagne
This wine is a stone classic. Take the advice of the winemaker and chill the wine slowly (water up to the shoulder of the bottle and about "half a tray of ice - American" - 6 cubes). Beautiful, complex, subtle aromas with a lush, vibrant texture. One of the finest Champagnes you'll ever try. Grand Cru fruit from Diebolt's holdings in Cramant (Chardonnay).
The wine is as elegant as the label
The sensory experience begins with the elegant bottle shape and pretty label, which shows well against a backdrop of roses. Pouring the wine, one is greeted with an energetic surge of carbonation that rapidly quells; pale golden color, delightful aroma combining yeasty and floral scents; elegance on the palate with creamy texture, tartness, a combination of aggressive minerality, citrus, some pear, floral quality, long finish and almost a touch of sweetness - i.e. not witheringly dry.
to correct earlier error in entry
More dry than expected. Lovely bubbles and finish. Excellent with light food.