My wife is due with our third any day now and I’ve been tasked with picking out champagne for after the birth. Not only will this mark the birth of our child (we are keeping the sex a surprise) but also will be breaking a 9 month spell of my wife not drinking. Needless to say, there are few times in life where I don’t have a budget and this is one of them.
While I’m not opposed to drinking something in my cellar, I also would be okay sourcing a bottle or two. The celebration will just be the two of us, so I don’t need anything in case quantity but I if I am buying I’d like to get a second bottle as a back up.
Here is the short list out of my cellar for near appropriate things:
NV Krug Rose
'07 Bollinger La Grande Annee
'14 Agrapart Avizoise
'14 Agrapart Mineral
Do you all have recommendations for either one of these bottles or something different? Keep in mind, that I am in PA, so shipping and availability is going to be a pain. But I’m open to suggestions!
And to hedge against the eventual questions that are going to come up: I’ve never met a champ I don’t like and am open to any grape or style. I generally tend toward lower dosage. I generally like mineral/citrus vs. oxidative/bready notes.
Congratulations! Best wishes to you, your wife and the family.
Going from two to three for me was a big change. I’d say bigger than 0 to 1!
We became outnumbered and it was harder to play man-to man, and the shift to zone defense was an adjustment. Worked out well for all concerned, however.
I would start at the top of your list. The Dom '08 will be nice. If the wine does not live up to the occasion, then on to the Krug, etc.