I think my next yeast order will have to include cote des blanc. When I first used premier cuvee, I did not like it at all. To me (in my uneducated and unadulterated opinion) it seemed like it was very active, for a couple days, then was done. I also thought it left a taste I was not accustom to. Turns out, it was much better tasting, in the long run, and I have been using it for my dark fruited vino. I am excited to start trying the cote des blanc. Ooooh and as a Christmas Eve bonus, I get to rack the Apple Carmel Mead today. It has been in the secondary for two months and I am so interested to see what it has become!