TN: Kirkland Champagne

After purchasing the first Kirkland "Champagne" (as opposed to "Sparkling" wines that have graced my table in recent New Years Eves) the problem was what to procure to accompany it. Most of the time, I have gotten some King Crab Legs locally and applied my creativity. After visiting our local premier supermarket two days ago, my eyes almost popped out of their sockets at the King Crab Legs ticket: THIRTY DOLLARS A POUND!!! (alright, it said $29.99 but that is the way my mind runs figures) Absolutely, positively unconditionally out of the question.
One web site said that Brie could accompany Champagne well. I had my reservations, but I had a new package of Brie on hand. The saving grace was that I also had some superb Croccantini (sp) with Rosemary around. The witching hour arrived and the cork was drawn with proper ceremony. The result was one of the most nuanced balanced sparkling wines that I have experienced in recent years. Slight toast, restrained but present fruit overtones, full body, letter perfect carbonation, and delightful aroma. The wine was made by SAS Janisson, and further reading on the web uncovers the fact that many other Champagne producers expressed their displeasure with Janisson for selling it at such an attractive (to the buyer) price. This just points up how much they were gouging Americans.
Would I buy this Champagne again? Certainly, but I would wager that Costco has already sold out every single bottle. Would I serve Brie with Champagne again? Better to just stick to the crackers if one can't afford the crab. ;-(
Godzilla
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Godzilla
Thanks for notes. NY only allows one license per entity, so my Costco has no wine. Sounds like they did a good job sourcing here,.
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DaleW
Ah, our wondrous patchwork of local "Sin" laws. Here in Texas there are wineries located in some counties that can sell wine, but you are not permitted to drink any there. The Bluenoses strike again!
Godzilla
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Godzilla

Here in Florida we have the best of all worlds (this time anyway) low twenties for Kirkland Champagne and we can drink it in the same county or even better, at home in the next.
I have had several bottles of this over the last year and find it quite admirable for its price point. Can I justify Veuve at $36+? no way when this is available. Luckily I still have one. Joseph Coulter J&B Journeys www.josephcoulter.com snipped-for-privacy@jandbjourneys.com 904 685 5317
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Joseph Coulter

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