A fine tasting – that for me apparently marked the end of an era in Copenhagen indulgence – was held on September 26th in the form of my last Enomania lunch: Damiano and his team will in future only be open evenings.
The lunch sessions at Enomania have always been very special and enjoyable, as good wines were served and bottles were shared among tables, creating a special atmosphere. Thanks to Damiano for all the lovely hours and bottles – see you in the evening instead.
Two Champagnes from the top shelf
A interesting set of Champagnes, with a quite surprising outcome – at least in my book. Or is it?
We have two classic and relatively long-lasting Champagnes – made to mature; the Taittinger Comte de Champagne 2002 and the, for some, rather legendary Salon 1999.
The Taittinger is one of my very favorites as it always performs well and has an excellent ageing potential. The Salon is the more exotic animal … one doesn’t taste it every week , that’s for sure.
The Taittinger Comte de Champagne 2002 is still fresh and vivid with a lovely and lively mousse. Starting to display some modern notes offering hazelnuts and some mature fruit notes. Will keep at least 10 years more, but is already unfolding beautifully. Today, clearly more interesting than the Salon. Outstanding (96p)
The Salon 1999 is still youthful and still not showing much. Classic, rather tight, Chardonnay notes , and not offering much in the way of complexity and maturity. The nose had a bit of dried mushroom, hazelnut and ginger, and was intense and focused with some tart lemon and mineral elements. Another 20 years in the cellar perhaps? Not really ringing my bells. Very Fine+ (94p)
I do love the Taittinger Comte …
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