Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Pale straw color with small, delicate bubbles. Aromas of biscuit, (buttery-from my daughter), and funky cheese… like a Munster. Crisp and citrusy. Amazing to bring in 2022.
— 7 months ago

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Happy 2022!

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

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Opulent and complex. Green apple, peach, a bit pipe apple, brioche, fresh bread dough, chalk, sea shells, and hint of toasted nuts. Savory and crisp at the same time. Splendid acidity. Super energetic mousse, though lacking a bit refinement.
Base wine is 2011, disgorged 2018. This and the Bollinger Special Cuvée are two of my favorite NV Champaign from larger houses. With 40% reserved wine averaged 10 year old, the CH Brut Reserve no doubt is a better value.
— 2 years ago

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Like their style
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One of my favorite NV champagne!

Domaine de Montbourgeau

Brut Crémant du Jura Chardonnay

Adore this wine! Too many Crémants seem to be bottled a day or two after their 9 months minimum but this feels like it’s had longer. Gorgeous colour with hints of gold, beautifully pure and focussed, very dry (probably Extra Brut) with lemon, green apple, hazelnut and light pastry & Parmesan notes. There’s also a light oxidative bruised apple note that adds real character to the wine. A fantastic alternative to cheap Champagne, a very grown up fizz, in my mind if Bollinger made Crémant this would be it. If you’re looking to step up from Prosecco this is probably too austere for you but if you already appreciate Crémant or Champagne you should love this!" — 3 years ago


Brut Majeur Champagne Blend

David T

Thought I’d finally try this Bollinger created cuvée.

Nice, light, lively citrus & spring flowers. Very nice for its Costco price point.
— a year ago

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La Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T

91 on its own. With my Mother’s old fashion sour cream coffee cake a 9.2

We had it with the N/V Bollinger & Laurent but, the Laurent was the better pair. Not necessarily the better Champange.

One of the best things about the coffee cake is you can enjoy it as dessert and/or with my Barista whole Milk Lattes w/ Cat N Cloud “The Answer“ beans. Something to look forward to!!!!

$18 375ml’s at Costco. Stocked up.
— 2 years ago

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Yum. It’s so nice discovering unexpectedly wonderful pairings. Cheers!


Genevieve's Block Devoto Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

By coincidence I had two Donelan whites on near consecutive nights. The Chard is pretty punchy. Lemon and minerals. Some brioche. Tasty. Like a flat Bollinger. — 3 years ago

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Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Compared to a 2008 Bollinger Grand Annee, the complexity here and overall mouthfeel outdid the Bolly. I was wondering what everyone was crowding around in the back room, but quickly figured it out. Pours to a light pale straw hue. Nose of creme brulee and cashew. Entry with small bubbles. Very oxidative style and does not care what you think about that! Does not have high acid. I was getting peaches and pears, with a nice oxidative bready creaminess with a rather smooth and long tiny bubble finish. Wow. Doing WELL. — 3 years ago

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This is the best champagne I’ve ever tasted. Disclaimer: it’s very much made in an oxidative style, so if that’s not your style preference, this may be a bit much. I absolutely love this style (Krug, Bollinger, CHeidsieck, etc), and this is the beer example I’ve come across. Whiff of sherry on the nose as expected with roasted nougat, toffee and lemon baked pie. Fine mousse and quite creamy. The palate has balanced acidity and the texture is just astounding with so many layers...oven baked caramel apple, honey roasted cashews and English biscuits. Just impeccable!

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Cristal for the parents and sparkling apple juice for the twins!

Cristal doesn’t hold a candle to my go to of Bollinger Le Grand Annee, but is always nice on a special occasion! Was very restrained and probably will be better in 5+yrs.
— 2 years ago

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Nice to open up. I think you’re right, better in five years. Happy New Year.

Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 2008

A very nicely textured champagne. Nothing sticks out. Fine bubbles, more on power than length. Not as good as Cristal 08, Bollinger 08 or DP 08 but likely more a crowd pleaser — 2 years ago

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@Hanibal nice! You can actually afford to pop these for a crowd? I like your style 💯💸💸

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2003 by Bollinger Brut Champagne

A curious nose of raspberries, pear, and mango. With some brioche. Interesting and different! Good acid on the attack with tart pear. Tannic mid but not overly so. Finish fades slowly mirroring palette with nothing off. Lovely Rose, though sadly I do not see sufficient complexity for $90. — 3 years ago

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