Armand de Brignac is taking over Cristal as an affluent golden bubbly nectar in the pop culture scene in recent years. Probably after Jay-Z decided to boycott his once-long-time-favorite and declared to cleanse the Cristals from his clubs as well as personal life, the popularity of Cristal began to dip in rappers’ lyrics. Continue reading
The Cœur de Cuvée is the premium champagne from Vilmart. Vilmart produces their finest bubbles from the 11 hectares Premier Cru in Rilly-la-Montagne and some vines in the neighboring Villers-Allerand. Their better collection – the Grand Cellier, Grand Cellier d’Or, Cuvee Creation and Coeur de Cuvee – are chardonnay dominant. So it is not surprising that about 60% of their planted grapes are of the Chardonnay variety. Since the 1980s, the champagne house had been a devotee of biodynamic planting. Continue reading
Krug vintage or Krug NV? That has always been a question in my mind. So I decided to do a side by side comparison. With a difference of half a thousand HKD, I would still go for Krug 1998.
Krug NV was young and powerful, citrus, with a lot of minerals. Yet, the minerals are slightly harsher than the Krug 1998. Continue reading