Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jean Milan on ChampagneGuide.net

I've added a profile and tasting notes for Jean Milan on ChampagneGuide.net, bringing the total number of currently featured producers to 110. The most prominent estate in the village of Oger (and the highest in quality, in my opinion), Jean Milan produces a range of champagnes that are entirely Oger grand cru, with the exception of a rosé made with purchased pinot noir.

The current lineup feels a little rounder and fuller in body than usual for Milan's wines, although it remains to be seen whether this is a trend or merely an aberration. Included in my profile are notes for the Grande Réserve 1864, a brand-new cuvée vinified entirely in barrel, as well as reviews of the newly-released 2004 Terres de Noël and Symphorine. The single-vineyard Terres de Noël in particular is a champagne that blanc de blancs aficionados will definitely want in their cellar, and a fine example of this site's distinctive terroir.

4 comments:

Dan said...

Hi Peter

I'm a subscriber to your champagneguide.net and I most say that I find it very useful and well designed :-)

Could I possibly persuade you to update your 'Recent Updates' under Information->Recent Updates also?? Otherwise it is very difficult to see and locate any new additions to you otherwise very fine website.

cheers
Dan

Peter Liem said...

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your kind words about ChampagneGuide.net. Sorry I haven't updated that page until now. Thanks for reminding me about it. I'll be putting more updates on there soon.

Dan said...

Hi Peter

Thanks for the quick response :-)

michael edwards said...

Peter,
I did see the new lever closure on Duval Leroy's Clos des Bouveries at the LIWF in town last week. Initially very sceptical, I was completely won over by its elegance and efficacy. I sent you a mail yesterday, too long so probably didn't get through - just to say heartfelt congrats on the SF chronicle review of ChampagneGuide.com Will really have to redouble my researches to match yours!
Best Michael (new blog) michaelfizz.blogspot.com)