For no particular reason we decided to treat ourselves to a 'Royal' brunch on Saturday afternoon. We brought home some great goodies from our recent trip to Barcelona, and this autumnal Saturday was as good opportunity as any to indulge.
By pure coincidence, my good friend Eran called 10 minutes before we started to say he is in the neighborhood and are we in a position to receive guests (some people do have perfect timing!)
So, we had 50 gr. of Iranian (Imperial Gold) caviar with home-made blinis, a plate of the superb 'Mountain Ham' dark looking air-cured Barcelona jamon, and a cholesterol-rich omelette with truffles (the real thing).
Now what can be better to accompany these delectables than a bottle of 1990 'La Grande Dame', the Grand Mark from the house of Veuve Clicquot?
The food, the champagne, the company and aura this indulgence brought about - all contributed to a perfectly enjoyable afternoon.
|La Grande Dame
10/99. Acquired from New-York, Mar-99 for $89.
I don't really know how to write a 'structured' tasting note about champagne. After all, one does not take a mouthful of the fizz, draw air through, and chew on it.
Golden color with a greenish tinge. Beautiful tiny bubbles stemming from the center. Fresh fruity
and flowery aromas, together with some more mature notes of roasted nuts. Rich and round on the
palate, with creamy mouthfilling qualities. Full, long, balanced and elegant. Extraordinary!!
|MARK: 19/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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