Twelve Years a Blogger

And what better way to mark the occasion than with a Champagne tasting note. And not just any Champagne...

The annual post-race Champagne

Pierre Peters, Champagne Grand Cru, l'Esprit, 2010

Sourced from the best of the family's holdings in Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant , this showcases the character of the Cote de Blancs without getting into the specifics of any village. I'm not enough of an expert to discourse on the contribution of each village, but I can say the wine has a very fluid and complex interplay between the different facets of Champagne: apples (both fresh and baked), flowers, chalk, mushrooms. The Peters Champagnes can be yeasty in their youth, but this has developed beyond that and is a delight to drink now. It has depth, grip, structure and length, but not the additional dimension of delineation that is the trademark of great Champagnes. For that you need to splurge for the house's Chetillons. (Feb. 22, 2019)

If Eldad Levy has anything in stock, it will cost 350-400 NIS. If you're lucky, he still has the 2012.