I’m glad you had a chance to drink one of these. I’ve gleaned from this forum that you enjoy a good bottle of champagne, and it makes me happy to know you’ve enjoyed this. I think it’s a really wonderful bottle of a really wonderful vintage of champagne. I am struggling to not drink these up largely because I agree with your note. There’s so much stuffing, they should get even better for a while. But dang, they’re so good now.
That is because Jay has all the really good bottles. The best bottle I have had was the one I brought to our first dinner at CL post vaccination. I thought it was on fire and better than the '08 and '88 Cristal it was paired with.
I was surprised myself because up until that point I thought '08 Cristal was far and away the best of the vintage. I do think Cristal/DP/Comtes are the best and on any given night any one of them can beat the others.
I’ve had the same experience as Alan and Dan; '08 has been a powerhouse each time I’ve tasted it and is more consistent than '06. For current consumption, I’ve sunk a dozen '07 CdC so far and I prefer it to '06 and '08.
That is a baller bottle! Locally Zachy’s is offering it for $5k and I am sure they would not renege on that order. Quite a premium to the four '06 6L’s that they sold for $1200 each at their progressive sale last year.
Morrell offered 18 mags of '08 for $500 yesterday and it sold out in an hour.