About Pink Champagne
Also known as Phantom, Pink Champagne by California-based Ken Estes, the breeder responsible for engineering award winning strains like Bay 11. The indica-dominant Pink Champagne is a cross between Estes’ own pioneering medical grade Grandaddy Purple and the tasty Cherry Pie. It’s a powerful and pungent option for kicking back as the day winds down. Pink Champagne’s psychoactivity measures at between 13% and 23% THC.
Pink Champagne’s flowers are on the smaller side, clinging together in dense, popcorn-like formations. The buds have a classically indica appearance, with leaves tightly packed around the central stems. Leaves are a bright spring green and have a profusion of curly orange hairs — which are actually pistils, intended to catch pollen from flowering male plants. Many phenotypes of this strain also exhibit bold streaks of purple. This is likely the influence of Grandaddy Purple (which appears on both sides of Pink Champagne’s lineage) imparting high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments which turn leaves purple when stimulated by cold temperatures in the growing process Amber-colored trichomes coat the already colorful flowers and give the leaves a slightly yellow hue; they also make this strain very stick to the touch.
On first inspection, these colorful flowers have all the berry pungency of both parent strains. Sweet blueberry, cherry, and grape aromas mingle with a skunky tang. This pervasive skunkiness is intensified when buds are ground up or broken open. When combusted, Pink Champagne gives off a refreshingly smooth smoke. On the exhale, it has a subtly fruity taste with an underlying yeasty, malty flavor. This strain can also be very pungent when burnt, so smokers looking to keep their consumption discreet should take any necessary precautions.
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