Non-Vintage Champagne Reviewing – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

I have been wanting to improve on the way I give points to a non-vintage Champagne.  I want to make sure my reference point is in line with the time tasted.  It is important to give this in the review (as listed below).  Because a non-vintage Champagne can vary despite what some may say as a consistent wine over time.  Any Champagne can and does have changes with wine makers and hence that change can be a re-engineering of the cuvee at hand and ultimately be a noticeable difference.

Since Champagne producers don’t list date of release how else can anyone reference what is being tasted today.  It doesn’t solve all of the difficulties of understanding review points to latest release of a non-vintage but at least it is a start.


Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée – NV – 9.1 (Reviewed: October 2011) James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy




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