April 19, 2017

1996 Champagne Retrospective

Peter Liem recently blind tasted 45 Champagnes from 1996, all but one sourced directly from producers. Only eight wines, including selections from Jacquesson and Lilbert-fils, were given a top rating.

Among the very best wines of the tasting were Louis Roderer’s Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Philliponat’s Clos des Goisses, and Salon; alongside these were the sophisticated Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, the vividly expressive Cramant from Lilbert, the mouthfilling Cuvée Louis from Tarlant, and the sublime Avize blanc de blancs from Jacquesson. -Peter Liem, champagneguide.net, March 2017

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