- 2000 Launois Pere et Fils Champagne Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne (6/8/2009)
Had this with ahi sashimi at home last night. My third or fourth bottle, and I am concerned at how this wine has been progressively showing tired and over the hill. Creamier than I remember it two years ago and lacks the zing I used to get in this bottling. Some of the bubbles are lost, too, and it has a slightly flat and fat tactile expression. Decent apple fruit and a touch of lemon…some crushed limestone…Not holding up well and in need of consumption…already past peak, and this is no longer nearly as good as it used to be. Shame.