Champagne

Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

Another knockout from Olivier. Deep and powerful, yet retains such transparancy and elegance. I loved this! For me, it was less about the fruit and more about the chalky, warm earth, saline characters here. Riesling-worthy acidity that just carries the minerality to infinity. Doesn't seem to flesh out throughout the week it remained open, so definitely could use a couple of years in the cellar. Wish I had more. — 2 months ago

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Taittinger

Réserve à Reims Brut Champagne Blend

Prestige Rosé stands out for its intense hue whose secret lies in the fact that it is a blend, complex & costly to produce. The blend, 15% of the best Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims & Les Riceys added to the final blend, giving this cuvée its unique color & intensity. The wine contains Chardonnay (30%) completing the blend bringing elegance to Taittinger’s signature style. Red fruit aromas with strawberry and cherry flavors, elegant, long finish ending with chalky minerality and slight yeasty notes. — 3 days ago

Douglas, Josh and 6 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

P2 Brut Champagne Blend 2000

Served blind. The wine poured a deep straw color. On the nose, this nose is faking the funk on a nasty dunk! Slightly oxidative and reductive with funky apple and raspberry and autolytic. In fact, the nose is almost cheesy funky with some mushrooms too. On the palate, lush apples and golden raspberries with a touch of citrus. Absolutely fabulous acidity with a super long finish. There was a lot of underlying energy in this. I thought this was vintage Champagne from 2006. Wow…my first P2. Love this and an amazing pairing with beluga caviar. — 8 days ago

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Arden Barnett

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@Jay Kline one of my favorite bottles I had in 2020. What an exceptional wine! Cheers!
Jay Kline

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@Arden Barnett it was fantastic! The 1996 Pierre Moncuit CNM BdB was just a hair more impressive to me on this night.

Domaine Aurélien Lurquin

Les Crayères du Levant Brut Nature Meunier 2015

With the Rosé having been a total stunner a few weeks back from this Meunier specialist, I was excited to try this BdN given my adoration for Jérôme Prevost. It certainly did not disappoint! 100% Meunier, with a mere 579 bottles produced. It’s incredibly energetic with an ultra precise palate and impeccable concentration. A gentle decant brings out its layered and complex core of caramelized apples, mandarin oranges, jasmine flowers and smokey minerals. A touch of oxidative expression adds to complexity. Very exciting stuff. — 9 days ago

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Interesting. Would love to try a bottle. How does it compare to Egly-Ouriet’s PM offering, or Prevosts’ La Closerie?
Lee Pitofsky

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@Shay A More like Prevost
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@Lee Pitofsky : Good to know. Definitely my preference between the two (although EO’s Les Crayeres is an all time favorite).

Perrier-Jouët

Grand Brut Champagne Blend

Tried a new NV batch. Perrier-Jouët, founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouët. The firm began shipping wine to Great Britain in 1813 and to the United States by 1837. Pale lemon color with fine mousse and tiny bubbles, aromas of stone fruit and citrus. On the palate flavors of complex fresh fruit, vivid acidity, perfect balance on long finish ending with a yeasty mineral touch. Great value! A fav! Very nice! — 2 days ago

Juan, Eddie and 4 others liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

Based on 2016 Pinot Noir, it spent 32 months on the lees. The result is expressive, elegant and precise. Sophisticated bouquet: cheese, apple seeds, honey, ripe red apple with Jerez notes. Well balanced and delicious. It is young and for sure has potential. Unfortunately, fades away over the evening and leaves little traces of its beauty.

Tasted on 2021-09-06
— 6 days ago

Ira, Peter and 8 others liked this

Pommery

Brut Apanage Prestige Champagne

Pale straw with very fine bubbles and quickly dissipating white mousse. Nose is clean and inviting yielding baked quince, and white pepper. Palate is crisp and clean yielding toasted citrus rind, baked quince, white pepper, and white flowers with yellow apple on the moderate finish. Medium plus+ acidity, of course. This is Pommery’s “gastronomic” offering and I can see why. Lithe enough to properly accompany classic white wine dishes, while giving just enough “stuff” for weightier fare. Drink it when you buy it. — 10 days ago

Ron, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

P2 Champagne Rosé 2002

This is in a a great place. Raspberry, wild strawberry, rose and wet stone on the nose. A gorgeous subtle palate that’s resolved but fresh. Subtle and long in the finish with a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity. In a great place right now. — 2 days ago

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Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Wonderfully delicious blanc de blanc. Bubbles could be slightly smoother - but this is still a treat. Especially after a bit of time in the glass - this is very nice. — a day ago

Severn, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 1996

Delicious. Soft and open. Lots of secondary flavors but still fresh with a good mousse. Good length too, but not as thrilling as some bottles I’ve had. This one on the start of the downslope but a gorgeous wine. — 7 days ago

Aravind, Shay and 16 others liked this