It took Alper @ilovechampagnes 5 long years to hunt and collect all vintages ever produced (1979-2006). All of them coming in Magnums, except for the years when only regular bottles were released (79, 80, 81, 82, 83).
Only 200-300 Magnums were produced each year. Recent releases 500-600.
Clos du Mesnil is a 1.84-hectare vineyard in Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger surrounded by the walls. Its location and microclimate define a distinct terroir for Chardonnay which is renowned in Champagne as much as Montrachet in Burgundy.
Sadly I couldn't join for the tasting on the day, but I would like to join the sharing of memories that CdM definitely imprints in our minds and deep emotions which stay forever.
This precious CdM'82 I shared with my champagne fellows on the eve of COVID-19 crisis. Reading through the notes from the tasting last week I am glad we have a shared impression.
Perfectly aged multilayered wine with a complex tertiary bouquet to die for. Roasted nuts, honey, chalkiness and underlying pronounced acidity. So joyful!
𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘰 in Remi Krug terms, but the power of its voice equals to the orchestra.