Saturday, February 09, 2008

Friday Night Bubbles

That's right, the BrooklynLady and I begin the weekend, no matter what else is going on, with a bottle of bubbly on Friday night.

This Friday it was NV Jean Milan Grand Cru Carte Blanche, $40 at Prospect Wines.

Chalky minerals on the nose, much more chalky than I remember, followed by cool vanilla pastry dough and white flowers. A broad and enticing nose, really.

A full and rich palate that stars pink grapefruit and biscuits, but a bit sweet and not all that complicated, and not all that focused. A gentle giant that stumbles on itself a little bit, like Moose from Archie comics. Certainly very enjoyable wine, but I definitely prefer the Spéciale Brut from Milan.


Marcus said...

This weekend I went for the first time to Bu, which is in Montreal and is the past participle of the verb to drink.

They have an eclectic and outstanding list of privately imported sparkling wines and grower Champagnes. I felt as if I was back at Prospect Wines with you. Still, I don't want to get your hopes up. Montreal might still let you down in this department when you have Amy there.

But between Pullman and Bu and all the BYOs, Montreal could be your Provence if you wait till summer.

Brooklynguy said...

hi Dok - so what did you drink there, a grower champs? which one? i like your montreal in summer as provence idea. we've already discussed it actually. it's too expensive to go to europe now. i like your whole way of thinking!