Wednesday 14 November 2012
A Bottle of Bubbly - 80´s NV Pommery Brut Royal
This bottle came out of a mixed case and was specified as a NV Pommery from the middle of the 80´s. The look of the bottle and the cork, when it slowly came out, makes me think that that specification was correct.
NV Pommery Brut Royal
A wide open, soft but intense nose with notes of mature red apples, blood oranges, smoke, pickled ginger and lobster shells. A very fine maturity. This nose is so salivating! Perfectly mature I would say.
The taste is round, creamy and yummy with lovely notes of lemon cream, orange peel, almond paste and mature apples. The acidity is fresh and the finish is long with a nice dry ending. Not heeps of complexity, but oh so drinkable, you just wanna take big sips of this. Very, very good.
89p (tasted 2012/11)