When I was about 14, I went to my Great Uncle’s house and I had a sip of champagne he was serving. Even though this was almost 20 years ago, I remember it vividly.
At the time I compared the taste to a biscuit base that you might have in a cheesecake. Butter and crushed digestive. I think in ‘wine talk’ this flavour note would be brioche?
I wish I could remember what champagne it was, but I do remember him saying it was reduced in his local wine merchant. I don’t think it was a big name, I doubt it would have been really expensive.
I’ve basically been chasing that flavour in my champagne purchases ever since but haven’t experienced it (although don’t drink it that often).
Anyway, I am shortly to move house and want a really memorable bottle to have when we move in. Does anyone have a suggestion of something on the market now that I can try please?