Lucien Albrecht Cremant D’Alsace Brut Rose’ N.V. – 92 Pts.

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Last night, the best man from our wedding and his lovely wife joined us in Omaha for the Book of Mormon. They live in a small, quiet town in central Nebraska, and while I envy them the fly fishing and at times the solitude, I suspect they envy us the fine dining. To make the evening special, we reserved a table at our favorite restaurant, and wasted little time asking for the wine list. And what better way to start the meal after stepping in out of the heat than with a nice sparkler?

The Lucien Albrecht Cremant D’Alsace Brut Rose has a lot to offer in this low price point. Delicate and well balanced with weightless bubbles and that touch of cream that you hope for on a Cremant, the simple flavor profile didn’t ask much of us, hinting vaguely perhaps at strawberries, and thus paired perfectly with conversation and a few nice cheeses. We reminisced at length about memories dating as far back as high school and as recent as a week ago alike, and before we knew it the bottle was empty.

In the $20 range (more at a restaurant), the Lucien Albrecht Cremant D’Alsace Brut Rose is an excellent QPR, and highly recommended.

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