Dining editor LESLIE BRENNER on three beautiful bubblies
DOMAINE BRUNO GOBILLARD BRUT VIEILLES VIGNES N.V.
My favorite grower Champagne is at long last available in Dallas. The old vines brut has tons of character. At once bright and profound, it offers a bit of mushroomy romance, and a finish that goes on forever. (Just like the best marriages.) About $73 a bottle at select Sigel’s Fine Wines and Great Spirits
DOM PÉRIGNON 2003
If you want to make a statement with a prestige cuvée, it’s hard to beat Dom from Moët et Chandon: Whatever the vintage, it is always sophisticated and elegant. The 2003 available now is deep, complex and opulent, with wonderful earthiness. About $135 a bottle at Total Wine and More
PIERRE PETERS CUVÉE DE RÉSERVE BLANC DE BLANCS N.V.
Frothy as a wedding gown, with lovely almond-blossom and apple aromas, this non-vintage blanc de blancs — a grower Champagne from the heart of the Côtes des Blancs — is nuanced and graceful, exquisite. About $60 a bottle at select Spec’s
LESLIE BRENNER is the restaurant critic and dining editor for The Dallas Morning News.
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