Aube, Champagne

Olivier Horiot

En Barmont Rosé des Riceys Pinot Noir 2017

Weighty, serious rosé with expected champagne elegance. — 4 days ago

James and Peter liked this

Pommery

Brut Royal Champagne Blend

Equal blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière. Bright yellow color with hints of green. Bright aromas of lemon, white flowers, freshly baked white bread and red berries. Elegant pallet is full of lemon and red berry flavors. Hint of minerality on the finish. Not overly “bready,” so it is quite refreshing and a good stand alone bubbly. Fresh and clean with great balance. I drank this one from a Pouron. Thank you Kasey and Petey! — 4 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Gallimard Père et Fils

Cuvée de Réserve Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

Summer dins of ginger scallion fish and garlic yu choy — 24 days ago

Piper-Heidsieck

Essentiel Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Ming L
9.3

I have not seen the bottling in the U.S. before and brought it back from a recent overseas trip.
Stone fruits commingling with citrus fruits with light brioche and ginger spice. Creamy yet robust. The freshness, purity, precision, and elegance are all there, which is why BdB is my favorite type of Champagne when done right.
17’ based wine with 30% reserve, disgorged in 21’.
And why not all Champagne bottling display the information already?
— 8 days ago

Bob, Severn and 2 others liked this

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne La Haute Lemblé Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Long, elegant, fresh, complex. The ultimate balance between pleasure and depth. — 11 days ago

Ira and Peter liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrières Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2014

The coveted 2018 disgorgement! 48 month sur lattes Les Pierrieres is a total stunner. Raring to go right out of the bottle, it’s simply just a complete Champagne. It displays a stunning crystalline purity and a seamless combination of richness and elegance. It’s layered with white flowers, fresh brioche, lemon candy and signature chalky minerals with fantastic persistence, cut and texture. A little age goes such a long way with these wines. Terrific. — 3 days ago

Brent, Dan and 8 others liked this

Marie Demets

Cuvée XIX Brut Champagne

For the fruit lovers, the yeasty boys, the acid freaks.

An even split of apple cores, mealy pear, luscious cherries, crusty sourdough, lemon and spice. Personality and complexity and layers to dissect - in the aromas, elegantly expressive. In the palette, powerful, concentrated, long.

Something for everyone.
— 4 days ago

Eric, Severn and 12 others liked this

Jacques Defrance

Rosé des Riceys Champagne

Vintage 2012 | Ten year old rosé from the champagne area, absolute curiosity. Paired excellent with a stew of lam and a pea crème. Nót middle of the road! — a month ago

Daniel P., Peter and 11 others liked this

Jérome Coessens

Largillier Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2015

Talk about a singular expression of Pinot Noir. A pale gold coloring with effusive creaminess and a nice stream of very small bubbles. The aromas are a bit muted upon opening with just a bit of apple goodness to start the show. But let it sit for a while in a larger bowl and you’ll be rewarded. Warm cinnamon and crusty bread. Roasted nuts and blackberries all day long. There’s some fresh cherry and plenty salinity to boot.

Single vintage, single varietal, single vineyard. The hallmark of Jerome Coessens. 100% Pinot Noir from the lieu-dit of Largillier. The fruit hails from the plots that he has dubbed Fruit and Flower and that’s amazingly accurate. The amount of yellow fruit and floral notes are just ethereal in nature. The acidity borders on “racy” but instead settles on “zippy” which is just fine.

The attack is one that is quite pointed and full of finesse. It’s a very generous champagne that grows by leaps and bounds over time in the glass. An abundance of red and yellow fruits along with black pepper and dried herbs. Very fruity on the long finish with an added kick of spice. Singular and gorgeous.
— 3 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Although I find that La Closerie generally needs some bottle age to fill out and come into its own, LC19 is in a great spot after sufficient air flaunting powerful, rounded and rich stone fruit with smoky minerals, toasted hazelnuts and a vibrant and chiseled palate with a touch of salinity on its persistent finish. Pinot Meunier from the master, it just can’t be matched. — 5 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 6 others liked this
Charles York

Charles York

Had my first bottle a month ago. Absolutely stunning, will forever search out.