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Wine; Sparkling

N.V. Dosnon Champagne

As Purchased At Grapevine Cottage,
Zionsville, Indiana

Grapevine Cottage

N.V. Dosnon Champagne

Vintage:
N.V.

Location:
Champagne,
Avirey-Lingey,
France

Producer:
Champagne Dosnon & Lepage

Alcohol:
12.0%

RATING
92

PRICE
$43

Review Date:
November 22, 2018

Recommended Drinking Window:
2018-2020

Purchase Location:
Grapevine Cottage,
Zionsville, Indiana

Newsletter Issue:
Non-Newsletter

Wonderful, well-balanced sparkling from Champagne. Not overly expressive on the nose, but the wine comes to life on the palate. Green apple, honey and bready/yeasty flavor. Also has a touch of caramel and cinnamon. Reminiscent of an apple pie. Great expression with a good length. This isn’t my college New Years’ Eve sparkling – that is for sure.

 

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