Côte Des Blancs, Champagne

De Saint Gall

Brut Blanc de Blancs Millesime Grand Cru Champagne 2002

Vintage 2002 from magnum | good concentration, rondeur, long aftertaste. Brioche in smell, apple, even some cacao. Paired with asparagus cream with shrimps. (Only 400 magnums) — 2 days ago

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Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2002

A beautiful fresh nose. Limestone, white flowers, hints of the seashore. A clean berry fruit flavor, rounded and achingly gentle but real presence behind it all. Subtle but delicious. — 3 days ago

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Guy Charlemagne

Brut Réserve Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

A lot of development, riper and with more autolytic character (maybe a smidge oxidized?) than you usually find in a young BdB. Could be the 375? Hazelnut. Fresh baked bread. Green apple. Decadent. Savoring the dregs of my WSETDip D4 study collection and celebrating the end (at least temporarily) of cramming. Paired with a skillet of baked cheese. — 2 days ago

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Franck Bonville

Les Belles Voyes Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Single vineyard "Les Belles Voyes" in the famous Grand Cru hillside of Oger. Pale lemon with fine creamy mousse and tiny rapid bubble flow, long lees aging. aromas stone fruits and blossom, bread dough and citrus. On the palate flavors of golden apple, peach, lemon citrus and honeysuckle with biscuit toast and nutty notes. Long finish, full-body ending with biscuit, mineral and citrus character. Outstanding! — 4 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus 1er Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2013

Supremely bready. That great levain aroma. Nice kiwi and green apple fruit on the palate and finish. Acid is intense. Could use some time in bottle but drinking really well. — 20 days ago

Brendan, Bob and 32 others liked this
Jay Kline

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@Josh Morgenthau looking forward to trying this!

Robert Moncuit

Les Grands Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Quite nice. Definitely get that blanc de blanc character. Refined with lots of lemon peel, medium bubbles, great acid. Enjoyable and a good value, relatively speaking. — 9 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 2 others liked this

Diebolt-Vallois

Brut Cramant Blanc de Blancs Champagne Blend 2012

Nose has lemon slice, under-ripe yellow apple, moist chalk, wet salt and fresh brioche.

Palate has chalky, over-ripe yellow apple, sea spray, risen dough, solid acidity but not obtuse.

Pre-birthday dinner for our dear COVID bubble friend; we've only allowed one of our close friends into the house for almost the past year, tonight we're celebrating that he's one year older than me. 😉
— 14 days ago

Alex, Hugh and 26 others liked this

De Saint Gall

Cuvée Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Fyllig med bra sprakande mousse. Fruktig med bra uppbackning av brioche, snäckskal och torra söta kryddor. — 14 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Millésime Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2006

Where to begin? My first Selosse. The hype? At first, controlled. Wine was decanted before pouring and came en glass slightly less advanced than I thought. Nose not as approachable at first...but then, but then... wow! Opened up into the sublime! Incredible linear precision. Felt like every bubble was at the tip of your tongue. Clearly a superlative wine with a perfect / near perfect amount of age advancement. It was great and we were just living through it... — 16 days ago

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