2006 Château d’Orschwihr Crémant d’Alsace

cremantThe deal is this: This could pass for champagne. Like, real champagne. Not the best stuff, certainly, but something that you’re too poor to drink on a weeknight.

And yet. This costs something like $16. WINNER WINNER WINNER.

All of the d’Orschwihr bottles of still Alsation varietals have been very good, but this one takes the cake for having such a strong QPR.

And maybe partially because this is 7 years old or so now, but this sports a complex, almost oxidized biscuity taste to go with the green apple.

Super solid buy. Maybe the best sparkling wine value in the U.S.

B+

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About davetalkswine

I like to drink and write about wine. I'm an equal opportunity drinker, but gravitate toward France, the Pacific Northwest and up-and-comers like New York and Virginia.
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