Bad & Boujee in Aspen

With summer coming to a close, I can’t help but think back on all of the great trips I’ve taken over the past couple of months. From the Bahamas to Las Vegas, I’ve made some great memories.

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My favorite – hands down – was our vacation to Aspen, Colorado to celebrate a good friend’s 30th birthday. We stayed in a beautiful home overlooking the mountains with the best view of the sunset and valley below. Every day was a new adventure – from hiking a picturesque trail in the snow to a wine tasting challenge. It was an amazing getaway that took my boujee level from a 5 to a 10.

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One night, during happy hour at the house, we indulged in a perfectly curated charcuterie platter – the stuff wino dreams are made of. Different types of hard and soft cheeses, a plethora of cured meats and great selection of olives – bon appétit! What really took it to the next level was sipping on a bottle of Vintage 2006 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne‎.

 

Supposedly 2006 was climatically irregular and, taken as a whole, hot and dry, so the cellar-based ripening of the 2006 vintage was very slow. For a long time, the wine was largely dominated solely by the fruit’s ripeness. It was not until 2015 that the comprehensiveness and harmony of its first plénitude was finally revealed.

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I had never drunk it before and it was certainly a treat. It’s light yellow in color and has a delightful amount of bubbles. The aroma has hints of citrus and the taste has a great complexity of citrus and fruit flavors. It has a great balance and finishes dry with a touch of sweetness. You would never guess that it was a 10-year-old bottle of champs.

It’s wonderful champagne for a special occasion – like being boujee in Aspen 😉 I looked online and was able to find it at Costco for $133 (god, I love Costco). I definitely will be savoring this again. Perhaps on another celebratory adventure with friends and family. 5.5.

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