So here is the list of the Champagnes I am committed to drink again and those of which review you will read at some point in the future.
1. Veuve Vintage 2008 - first encouter with the wine was impressive, but I shared it so I didn't get the full experience
2. Lallier Vintage, NV and BB - same as point 1.
3. Louis Roederer BB - because that is my usual to see how each vintage manifests itself in this fabulous Chardonnay.
4. Veuve La Grande Dame 2004 - need a second review as 04 was a great harvest and I wasn't too impressed with the wine the first time. I think I know why though.
5. Bonnaire - time to revisit the producer and his range.
6. Pol Roger 2006 - Third time lucky perhaps? I drank 2 bottles of it already and I wasn't too impressed but since I religiously follow every vintage I might have to accept that 2006 was simply unimprressive
7. Gosset Grande Blanc - two very different experiences altogether. Perhaps third time lucky again.
8. Gosset Petite Doucer - what a fascinating wine on the first tasting! So time to make an evening out of it (for myself).
9. Chaler Heidsieck NV - I reluctantly accept that I have never given this historically very important wine enough credit and with the invention of the new champagne glass it is time to perhaps, change that.
10. Ruinartf 'R' (NV) - it has been so long since I had the standard 'R'. So let's jog the memory of it with a new approach.
11. Ayala - my star of last year and a favourite tipple of this year. Need to review the entire line though as I only tasted it and given the time restrictions at the tasting the temperature wasn't favourable.
12. Vilmart - Grand Cellier - the most unsual Champagne I have ever had. Time for a new review.
13. Gobillard - BB and BN. Shared the two bottles so need to review fully. First impression however favoured more the Blanc des Noirs and the Chardonnay disappointed slightly. But I didn't manage the experience well enough and it had an impact on expectations so I have to give it another chance since the house is very good