Scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, with 12.5% alcohol and costing about $60, the 2009 Champagne Demiere “Cuvee Lysandre “is from 100% Pinot Meunier. the second red grape of Champagne besides Pinot Noir.

Toasty, tiny bubbles, fresh baker’s bread with vinellia. At 11 years old, the bubbly was near perfect with big bold woody flavors. A food sparkling wine in the style of Krug.

Served with almonds and olives and then right into the meal of roasted chicken. A+

I love Champagne but its prices prevents me from having it as much as I’d like. However, keep a bottle around to make any day a special event. This was bottle number 319 of 5923 total .In Vino Veritas.