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Chavost

Brut Nature Champagne Blanc d' Assemblage

A pale lemon robe with very active perlage consisting of tiny bubbles and creamy texture. The nose is powerful with red apples and red cherries immediately. There’s a burst of pears and peaches that are excellent and let’s you know this champagne is going to be a fun adventure. Chalk and wet limestone to go with the soft butter and melon.

Lots of people talk about natural wine but this is natural wine. No sulphites added and organic, these are singular wines that really, truly speak of the terroir. Nothing added, nothing taken away. Brut Nature so the acidity is quite zippy but never overpowering. Vinous and delicious, this has so much character going for it. 47/47/6 CH/PM/PN and that Meunier really sings here.

Electric on the tongue with that acidity. Green and red apples with a touch of almond and limes. This is a gloriously fun wine that gives you everything you want. Now to try their other cuvées.
— a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Lemony goodness! Cheers!🍋

Pierre Morlet

Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2007

New producer for me. Loved how fun and generous this was. Ample and succulent gold and red fruit, rich mouthfeel, and a nice grace of some tertiary character from its age. 74 PN 26 CH — 3 years ago

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Gounel Lassalle

Le Haut Belai Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2018

Gounel Lassalle - Le Haut Belai. 2018 only, 52% PN 48% Ch. Great wine! — 22 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
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Louis Roederer

Collection 242 Champagne Blend

Pale gold with a constant stream of tiny, active bubbles. The nose is customarily stately and quite pretty with an abundance of apples at first whiff. A bit of lemon and biscuits come to play along with pears. The nose definitely matures in the glass over time revealing more chalk and stone as times goes on.

The new cuvée from Louis Roederer that focuses on individuality from one year to the next. A brand new blend based on the 2017 vintage alongside a perpetual reserve and reserve wines. 42/36/22 PN/CH/PM with a moderate dosage of 8 g/l. This is certainly a more baronial champagne but there is a bit of unexpected zest here as well. A wine that takes a bit of time, and probably years, to fully come alive and strut her stuff but it’s drinking quite well right now.

The palate features a burst of clean citrus fruit initially. Followed by a nice backbone of thankfully understated oak. Baked bread and Granny Smith apples with a touch of cinnamon. Something new from an old house and done in style. These are truly fun.
— a month ago

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Domaine Andron

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

60% Merlot, 35% Cab Sauvignon, 5% Cab Franc. Classic easy drinking Bordeaux with dark color and light/medium tannins. Could lay down a few more years. — 4 years ago

Franck Balthazar

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Warm and inviting black/purple berry fruit, woodsmoke, resinous herbs, granite, iron, taffy and apricot pit, ink. The front in is classic CH with the rich and voluptuous fruit character, but the finish departs with a serious edge of minerality and coarse tannin, reminiscent of classic Cornas. The vintage evident in the dry extract and ripening profile. — 13 days ago

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Pierre Paillard

Acte 1 Blanc de Blancs Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2009

Unique expression of CH given location and vintage. This has power and ripeness to a degree, but is able to maintain its balance in acidity and dosage, never feeling top-heavy. “Les Mottelettes” 100 CH 1/2015 disgorgement 5g/l dosage — 3 years ago

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André Jacquart

Mesnil Expérience Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Chardonnay

First time with this producer. There’s focus and length down the palate, but a touch of breadth and ripeness in the fruit give it a generosity that helps balance the high acid. Almost curious if some other CdBfruit found its way in here. Some really lovely earth character of damp chalk and mushrooms add some nice complexity. 100 CH, barrel ferm, no malo, 5 years on lees, 0g/l dosage, back label says 4/2014 disgorgement it doesn’t strike me as having a lot of post-disgorgement development? Would love to learn more — 3 years ago

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Clement Baraut

Pitrouillet Savennières Chenin Blanc

Complex, rich, balanced, multifaceted. Gorgeous nose, yellow pear, meyer lemon, honeysuckle, white tea, honey, hazelnut, white rocks, lees, cream. Love the broad shape it has, almost reminiscent of CH, very lengthy. — 4 years ago

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