I was born in the season when Manchester City last won the league. We’re talking football here (association football, or soccer, for those outside Europe).
It was called the 1st Division then. Since it has been renamed the Premiership. I’ve always been a City fan. I was born in Manchester and my family background is blue (City play in a sky blue strip). For as long as I can remember, City have been in the shadow of their Manchester rivals, United. Today they won the league beating United by goal difference in the most dramatic way possible.
City needed to match the result of Manchester UTD to win. With just a couple of minutes to go, they were losing, and scored twice in remarkable circumstances to snatch victory from the jaws to defeat. There has never been a premier league season like this; there has never been an end to a season like this.
This victory called for Champagne. Two bottles broached.
Champagne Laurent Perrier 2002
A full yellow/gold colour. Highly aromatic with notes of toast, pear and citrus with some pithiness. The palate is taut and crisp with powerful citrus, hazelnut, grapefruit pith, white peach and toast notes. Youthful and intense, this is fine, structured and savoury. 92/100
Champagne Thienot Brut Rose NV
Pale salmon pink colour. Lovely subtle cherry and rose petal nose. The palate has rounded, toasty fruit. It’s delicate and precise with nice acidity. There’s a bit of structure here, too. 90/100
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