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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1998
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1998
(search item no. 97126)
collectible wine

The Wine News rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1992 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1990 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is yellow-gold in color, but for once, let's also consider the sound of the wine. As the bubbles reach the surface, the babbling sparkle echoes the majestic and persistent liveliness of the mousse. A persistent stream of bubbles rises in the glass and a distinct collar appears around the rim.

The nose shows complexity and maturity, with successive aromas of violets and black cherries developing into butter and toasty nuances.

The wine is generous and unctuous, revealing crushed fruit flavors and secondary aromas of mocha, subtly lifted with spice. The flavors are beautifully balanced and the finish is elegant, harmonious and fully developed.

Equally delicious with truffle salad or caviar, or even with simply cooked fresh pasta, where the texture and simple flavors enhance the sensuality and complex aromas of the Champagne. Dare to try it with sardines, or with a mature, hard rind cheese. To complement pasta with truffles and gourmet dishes such as: foie gras, lobster, scallops, fruit tart (with apricots or tropical fruits).

A blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot noir

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About Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte:

Nicolas Feuillatte created Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in 1976 as an exclusive Reserve Champagne that today remains the guardian of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte's quality and style. In 1986, Nicolas Feuillatte created a partnership with the Centre Vinicole de la Champagne, the largest association of growers in Champagne, situated in the heart of the vineyards, near the small Grand Cru village of Chouilly on the outskirts of Epernay.

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes are the exclusive issue of Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards and all cuvees are distinguished by the rich full expression of Champagne's unique terroirs.