Happy Mother’s Day!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from F. Wildman.

Many times I get wines pitched to me for various events. Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving…pretty much any random holiday that pops up on the calendar. Even Groundhog Day. I’m not really one who works on any particular piece. My tasting method of wines leans towards the “I’m making x for dinner and y wine will/should be nice with that, we’ll open it tonight!” But given this pitch involved bubbles and my very first Mother’s Day, I bit. I love bubbles and who can say no to a glass of sparkling on a special day? Therefore, today found me popping open a split of Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve. It clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, had a traditional Champagne closure, and a 750mL bottle retails for around $54.

On the nose I got lemon, grapefruit, orange, apple, flowers, and crayon wax. A lovely fruit bowl of a nose. In the mouth I found lemon, grapefruit, apple, and a bit of orange zest. The apple in the mouth seemed more tart than on the nose. The wine had great bubbles and a racy backbone. I very much enjoyed my glass of Mother’s Day bubbly! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, to everyone who is in a motherly role, and to all those who will someday make great moms.

A bonus picture of my little one, because who doesn’t love a smiling, bald baby?

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