Champagne Party by Vova Vol. 1

Posted on June 2, 2023 by Boris
Updated on July 5, 2023

This time Vova combined his forces with Mykola to organise a charity wine-tasting event in the Garage. The evening was dedicated to Champagne wines. The set is interesting as it covers several styles, several regions, several producers and several importers. Most of the bottles were new to me, so I had an extra reason to participate in this Bacchanalia.

The rules have not changed since the last event by Vova. All bottles are served blind, and no one except the person not participating in the event knows the order. All wines are revealed at the end. The list of wines is known upfront. What? Do you say it’s easy? Believe it or not, only two participants guessed three wines (and that was the maximum).

To make things more interactive and easy, Vova prepared the following cards with extra information to make our guesses more educated (the numbers on the cards do not reflect the serving order).

Anyway, here is the list of wines in the order they were served.

  1. Benoît Déhu Cuvée de La Rue Des Noyers NV
  2. Francoise Bedel L’Âme de la Terre Millésime 2006
  3. Jacques Lassaigne La Colline Inspirée NV
  4. Benoît Déhu Cuvée de L’orme NV
  5. Olivier Horiot Metisse (2017) NV
  6. Olivier Horiot Seve Blanc de Noirs 2014
  7. Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (2015) NV
  8. Jacques Lassaigne Le Cotet NV
  9. Francoise Bedel Comme Autrefois 2005

Scores

Scores
Wine #1 Wine #2 Wine #3 Wine #4 Wine #5 Wine #6 Wine #7 Wine #8 Wine #9
Mykola Ch 3.90 4.40 4.30 4.00 4.10 4.30 4.50 4.00 4.50
Ivan O 4.20 4.50 4.20 4.00 4.10 4.40 4.20 4.00 4.30
Elena M 4.00 4.30 4.40 3.90 4.10 4.60 4.10 4.00 4.20
Vova U 4.00 4.30 4.20 4.10 4.00 4.40 4.20 4.10 4.30
Roman R 4.30 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.10 4.50 4.30 4.00 4.20
Anna P 4.00 4.50 4.30 4.50 4.30 4.30 4.40 4.20 4.40
Andrii S 4.20 4.40 4.10 4.40 4.10 4.10 4.50 4.00 4.30
Anya I 4.10 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.10 4.00 4.20 4.00 4.10
Mykola T 4.40 4.20 4.10 4.50 4.10 4.40 4.20 4.10 4.20
Vitalii M 4.40 4.30 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.50 4.10 4.20 4.20
Anna Z 4.40 4.20 4.20 4.30 4.30 4.70 4.10 4.20 4.30
Daria B 4.00 4.20 4.40 3.90 4.10 4.40 4.20 4.00 4.30
Boris B 3.90 4.40 4.10 3.70 4.00 4.20 4.30 3.70 4.40
Results
rms sdev favourite outcast price QPR
Wine #1 4.1425 0.0331 0.00 1.00 4400.00 0.6733
Wine #2 4.3168 0.0121 1.00 0.00 4100.00 0.9515
Wine #3 4.2319 0.0098 0.00 0.00 2900.00 1.1784
Wine #4 4.1606 0.0563 3.00 2.00 4450.00 0.6817
Wine #5 4.1240 0.0079 0.00 0.00 1955.00 1.4801
Wine #6 4.3732 0.0344 5.00 0.00 2358.00 1.8012
Wine #7 4.2559 0.0179 1.00 0.00 6850.00 0.5171
Wine #8 4.0405 0.0162 0.00 4.00 2890.00 0.8801
Wine #9 4.2858 0.0105 1.00 0.00 3900.00 0.9531

How to read this table:

  • rms is root mean square or quadratic mean. The problem with arithmetic mean is that it is very sensitive to deviations and extreme values in data sets, meaning that even single 5 or 1 might ‘drastically’ affect the score.
  • sdev is standard deviation. The bigger this value the more controversial the wine is, meaning that people have different opinions on this one.
  • favourite is amount of people who marked this wine as favourite of the event.
  • outcast is amount of people who marked this wine as outcast of the event.
  • price is wine price in UAH.
  • QPR is quality price ratio, calculated in as 100 * factorial(rms)/price. The reason behind this totally unprofessional formula is simple. At some point you have to pay more and more to get a little fraction of satisfaction. Factorial used in this formula rewards scores close to the upper bound 120 times more than scores close to the lower bound.

Benoît Déhu Cuvée de La Rue Des Noyers NV

  • producer: Benoît Déhu
  • name: Cuvée de La Rue Des Noyers
  • vintage: NV
  • base: ???
  • bottled: ???
  • disgorged: 22 February 2021
  • sur lie: ???
  • grapes: Pinot Meunier
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: N/A
  • price: 4400 UAH

Francoise Bedel L’Âme de la Terre Millésime 2006

  • producer: Francoise Bedel
  • name: L’Âme de la Terre Millésime
  • vintage: 2006
  • disgorged: January 2021
  • sur lie: 156 months
  • grapes: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12.5
  • sugar: 4.65
  • price: 4100 UAH

Jacques Lassaigne La Colline Inspirée NV

  • producer: Jacques Lassaigne
  • name: La Colline Inspirée
  • vintage: NV
  • base: ???
  • bottled: ???
  • disgorged: ???
  • sur lie: ???
  • grapes: Chardonnay
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: N/A
  • price: 2900 UAH

Benoît Déhu Cuvée de L’orme NV

  • producer: Benoît Déhu
  • name: Cuvée de L’orme
  • vintage: NV
  • base: ???
  • bottled: ???
  • disgorged: 28 September 2020
  • sur lie: ???
  • grapes: Pinot Noir
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: N/A
  • price: 4450 UAH

Olivier Horiot Metisse (2017) NV

  • producer: Olivier Horiot
  • name: Metisse (2017)
  • vintage: NV
  • base: 2017
  • bottled: 25 July 2018
  • disgorged: 8 June 2021
  • sur lie: 34.5 months
  • grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: 0
  • price: 1955 UAH

Olivier Horiot Seve Blanc de Noirs 2014

  • producer: Olivier Horiot
  • name: Seve Blanc de Noirs
  • vintage: 2014
  • bottled: 25 July 2015
  • disgorged: 14 September 2020
  • sur lie: ~62 months
  • grapes: Pinot Noir
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: 0
  • price: 2358 UAH

Ulysse Collin Les Pierrières Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut (2015) NV

Jacques Lassaigne Le Cotet NV

  • producer: Jacques Lassaigne
  • name: Le Cotet
  • vintage: NV
  • base: ???
  • bottled: ???
  • disgorged: ???
  • sur lie: ???
  • grapes: Chardonnay
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12
  • sugar: N/A
  • price: 2890 UAH

Francoise Bedel Comme Autrefois 2005

  • producer: Francoise Bedel
  • name: Comme Autrefois
  • vintage: 2005
  • disgorged: January 2021
  • sur lie: 168 months
  • grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
  • appellation: Champagne AOC
  • location: Champagne, France
  • alcohol: 12.5
  • sugar: N/A
  • price: 3900 UAH