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While fixing dinner I opened a bottle of Michel Turgy NV Brut Blanc de
Blanc last night. I visited Turgy in Mesnil-Sur-Oger many years ago
on my first trip to Champagne and we had a delightful time as I
enjoyed his artisinal Champagne. This is a place where they still
hand disgorge against a cement wall in the cave, hand dosage and hand
cork. The wine was a bit simple with some slightly old apple flavors
a bit of buttered toast and a very soft mousse. Not as good as I
remembered. "C+/B-"

1995 Chateau Lagrange Pomerol-showing a bit of age with a brickish
color and pronounced leather and cedar notes on the nose. A bit tight
on the palate that opened up a bit after some air but still a bit
short on fruit. MOre secondary flavors of cedar, tea, and tobacco. I
retasted this morning with no improvement. Off bottle or over the
hill?? "C+"

2005 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-Big nose of ripe black
cherry and blackberries. Smooth and lush on the palate with big black
fruit flavors and plenty of sweet cassis with a bit of smoky oak on
the finish. "A-"

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On Mar 8, 9:11*am, "Bi!!" wrote:
While fixing dinner I opened a bottle of Michel Turgy NV Brut Blanc de
Blanc last night. *I visited Turgy in Mesnil-Sur-Oger many years ago
on my first trip to Champagne and we had a delightful time as I
enjoyed his artisinal Champagne. *This is a place where they still
hand disgorge against a cement wall in the cave, hand dosage and hand
cork. *The wine was a bit simple with some *slightly old apple flavors
a bit of buttered toast and a very soft mousse. *Not as good as I
remembered. "C+/B-"

1995 Chateau Lagrange Pomerol-showing a bit of age with a brickish
color and pronounced leather and cedar notes on the nose. *A bit tight
on the palate that opened up a bit after some air but still a bit
short on fruit. *MOre secondary flavors of cedar, tea, and tobacco. *I
retasted this morning with no improvement. *Off bottle or over the
hill?? *"C+"

2005 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-Big nose of ripe black
cherry and blackberries. *Smooth and lush on the palate with big black
fruit flavors and plenty of sweet cassis with a bit of smoky oak on
the finish. *"A-"


Turgy is a new name to me.
I love the St Julien Lagrange, but have had poor luck overall with the
Pomerol of same name.
Glad at least the Ramey worked out!
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On Mar 8, 12:10�pm, DaleW wrote:
On Mar 8, 9:11�am, "Bi!!" wrote:





While fixing dinner I opened a bottle of Michel Turgy NV Brut Blanc de
Blanc last night. �I visited Turgy in Mesnil-Sur-Oger many years ago
on my first trip to Champagne and we had a delightful time as I
enjoyed his artisinal Champagne. �This is a place where they still
hand disgorge against a cement wall in the cave, hand dosage and hand
cork. �The wine was a bit simple with some �slightly old apple flavors
a bit of buttered toast and a very soft mousse. �Not as good as I
remembered. "C+/B-"


1995 Chateau Lagrange Pomerol-showing a bit of age with a brickish
color and pronounced leather and cedar notes on the nose. �A bit tight
on the palate that opened up a bit after some air but still a bit
short on fruit. �MOre secondary flavors of cedar, tea, and tobacco. �I
retasted this morning with no improvement. �Off bottle or over the
hill?? �"C+"


2005 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-Big nose of ripe black
cherry and blackberries. �Smooth and lush on the palate with big black
fruit flavors and plenty of sweet cassis with a bit of smoky oak on
the finish. �"A-"


Turgy is a new name to me.
I love the St Julien Lagrange, but have had poor luck overall with the
Pomerol of same name.
Glad at least the Ramey worked out!- Hide quoted text -

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Turgy is neighbor (albeit a very small one) of Krug in Mesnil-Sur-Oger
in the Cote de Blancs
http://www.champagne-turgy.com/
Ramey is a long time favorite of mine both his reds and whites are
terrific.


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