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Or The Richard Juhlin Stockholm Tasting 2016 as it is called. Richard Juhlin gathered his tasting gruop Teh Richard Juhlin Champagne Club to go trough the 150 best champagnes of the vintages 2004, 2005 & 2006.

The full list will be published shortly in an international wine magazine.

Top-of the pops

05 Selosse 94,000
06 Dom Pérignon 93,857
04 Cristal Vinothèque 93,571
04 Salon 93,429
06 Comtes de Champagne 93,286
04 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 93,286
06 La Grande Dame 93,143
05 Comtes de Champagne 93,143
04 Comtes de Champagne Vinothèque 93,143
04 Dom Pérignon 93,143
04 La Grande Dame 93,143
05 Cristal Vinothèque 92,929
06 Cristal 92,714
05 Dom Pérignon 92,714
05 Jacquesson Vauzelle de Terme (Aÿ) 92,714
05 Bollinger 92,571
06 William Deutz 92,429
06 Amour de Deutz 92,000
05 Henriot 91,571
04 Clos des Goisses Vinothèque 91,571
06 Clos Lanson 91,286
06 Moët 91,143
04 Louise Pommery 91,143
04 Dom Ruinart 91,143
05 Amour de Deutz Vinothèque 91,000
05 Gratien 90,857
04 Bollinger 90,857
05 Clos des Goisses 90,286
04 Jacquesson Vauzelle de Terme Vinothèque 90,143
06 Peters Chetillons (Mesnil) 90,000
04 Gratien 90,000
04 Bollinger Rosé 89,714
06 Clos des Goisses 89,571
04 Bonnaire Vinothèque 89,429
06 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 89,429
04 Jacquesson Corne Bautrait Vinothèque (Dizy) 89,429
06 Henriot 89,429
04 F. Bonville Vinothèque (Avize 89,143
06 Pol Roger 89,143
04 Deutz Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 89,143
04 J-P Josephine 89,143
05 Charles Heidsieck 89,000
04 Jacquesson Champ Cains Vinothèque 89,000
06 Amour de Deutz Rosé 88,857
04 L-P Cuvée Alexandra Rosé 88,857
04 Moët Vinothèque 88,857
06 Joseph Perrier Blanc de Blancs 88,857
05 Jacquesson Champ Cains (Avize) 88,857
04 Vilmart Couer de Cuvée Vinothèque 88,714
04 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 88,714
06 Laurent-Perrier 88,429
04 Gosset Grand Millésime Vinothèque 88,429
06 Piper-Heidsieck 88,286
05 P. Bara Comtesse Marie de France 88,143
05 Bonnaire Vinothèque 88,000
05 Vilmart Couer de Cuvée 88,000
04 Peters Chetillons Vinothèque 87,857
05 Bollinger Rosé 87,714
04 P. Bara Annonciado 87,571
05 Coutier (Ambonnay) 87,571

Richard Juhlin Photo Raphael Cameron151105

The best of 2004

***

A mild spring followed by a summer with unstable weather. Fortunately, the rst weeks of September were hot and sunny and created good prospects for the härvest. In my opinion, the wines have a good structure with a rather oral bouquet but with a bit rough, stony mineral pro le. The charm is missing, and it needs a fairly long storage before the cavities are lled in. Promising favorites that have reached the market include prestige champagnes from Thierry Perrion, Diebolt- Vallois, David Léclapart, and of course Jacques Selosse. Among the big elephants that are launched, I choose Mumm de Cramant, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Dom Pérignon, and Louis Roederer Cristal.

 

04 Cristal Vinothèque 93,571
04 Salon 93,429
04 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 93,286
04 Comtes de Champagne Vinothèque 93,143
04 Dom Pérignon 93,143
04 La Grande Dame 93,143
04 Clos des Goisses Vinothèque 91,571
04 Louise Pommery 91,143
04 Dom Ruinart 91,143
04 Bollinger 90,857
04 Jacquesson Vauzelle de Terme Vinothèque 90,143
04 Gratien 90,000
04 Bollinger Rosé 89,714
04 Bonnaire Vinothèque 89,429
04 Jacquesson Corne Bautrait Vinothèque (Dizy) 89,429
04 F. Bonville Vinothèque (Avize 89,143
04 Deutz Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 89,143
04 J-P Josephine 89,143
04 Jacquesson Champ Cains Vinothèque 89,000
04 L-P Cuvée Alexandra Rosé 88,857
04 Moët Vinothèque 88,857
04 Vilmart Couer de Cuvée Vinothèque 88,714
04 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vinothèque 88,714
04 Gosset Grand Millésime Vinothèque 88,429

Bollinger tasting Photo Raphael Cameron20151105_0070

The best of 2005

***

It was very good weather during the flowering that year, which was then followed by rain and high heat. Just in time for the harvest, the temperature dropped and it was dry and sunny. Particularly the Chardonnay grape excels this year with freshness and a owery tone. From the start, a really charming vintage that most people love. They are seduced by the sweet and soft richness, whereas I stay more hesitant. It has a bit too much baby fat and sweet coconut notes, which camou age the terroir and fresh- ness in order for my taste buds to go into a spin. Excessive mess factor! Uncertain of how much to dare to save in your basement of this vintage, but it is worth taking a chance with Bonnaire, Agrapart & Fils, David Leclapart, Louis Roede- rer, and Jacques Selosse.

05 Selosse 94,000
05 Comtes de Champagne 93,143
05 Cristal Vinothèque 92,929
05 Dom Pérignon 92,714
05 Jacquesson Vauzelle de Terme (Aÿ) 92,714
05 Bollinger 92,571
05 Henriot 91,571
05 Amour de Deutz Vinothèque 91,000
05 Gratien 90,857
05 Clos des Goisses 90,286
05 Charles Heidsieck 89,000
05 Jacquesson Champ Cains (Avize) 88,857
05 P. Bara Comtesse Marie de France 88,143
05 Bonnaire Vinothèque 88,000
05 Vilmart Couer de Cuvée 88,000
05 Bollinger Rosé 87,714
05 Coutier (Ambonnay) 87,571
05 Gonet Belimnita (Mesnil) 87,000
05 P. Bara Special Club (Bouzy) 86,714
05 Charlemagne Mesnilesime (Mesnil) 86,571
05 Goutorbe Special Club 86,286
05 Clos Cazals (Oger) 85,857
05 De Sousa Caudalies Mesnil (Mesnil) 85,714
05 Lefevre Cuvée Ancestres (Verzy) 85
05 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Vinothéque 83,714

 

Bollinger tasting Photo Raphael Cameron20151105_0061

The best of 2006

**** 

The summer started well with plenty of sunshine and heat in June and July. August, however, came with low temperatures and twice as much rain. The harvest period was stretched over an unusually long time in the district. Here is a completely di erent balance from the one in 2005. The scent is grand and inviting but with an elevating element present and a completely di erent three-dimensional mouth-feel. The acidity lifts a mature and nice vintage very high. The next few years will make a series of cellar-friendly 2006s pop up. Vouette & Sorbée, GH Mumm, and Louis Roederer have already shown what to expect.

06 Dom Pérignon 93,857
06 Comtes de Champagne 93,286
06 La Grande Dame 93,143
06 Cristal 92,714
06 William Deutz 92,429
06 Amour de Deutz 92,000
06 Clos Lanson 91,286
06 Moët 91,143
06 Peters Chetillons (Mesnil) 90,000
06 Clos des Goisses 89,571
06 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 89,429
06 Henriot 89,429
06 Pol Roger 89,143
06 Amour de Deutz Rosé 88,857
06 Joseph Perrier Blanc de Blancs 88,857
06 Laurent-Perrier 88,429
06 Piper-Heidsieck 88,286
06 Launois Special Club 87,429
06 Bonnaire 87,429
06 Vilmart Couer de Cuvée 87,286
06 Gosset Grand Millésime 87,286
06 Palmer Blanc de Blancs 86,714
06 R. Brun Sires 86,571
06 Mailly Echanson 86,286
06 Goutorbe 85,714

photo cred Raphaël Cameron

 

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