1996 Champagne 25th Anniversary Dinner
New York, NY 10013
From the start both critics and producers declared 1996 as the Vintage of the Century in Champagne. “Probably one of the greatest vintages. Not since 1928 has there been a wine with as much acidity in combination with high potential alcohol, which should cater to a really long life” –Richard Juhlin. However, the vintage is not without controversy. Naysayers criticize the wines for being over ripe and oxidative. But these are the exception as most 1996’s are truly exceptional wines. Biting acidity balanced with powerful fruit and long life are the hallmarks of this legendary vintage. The best wines of the vintage will give you pleasure for many decades to come. 25 years is the perfect time to re-examine this important vintage.
Wines include: Krug, Clos du Mesnil Salon Taittinger, Cuvée Prestige Rosé Dom Pérignon Dom Pérignon, Rosé Louis Roederer, Cristal Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Pol Roger, Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Billecart Salmon, Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Bollinger, La Grande Année Bollinger, R.D Jacquesson Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses