Champagne, France

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. — 4 days ago

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Vincent Couche

Sensation Extra Brut Champagne 1999

Magnifique Champagne, un peu brioché et toast mais à peine avec une fraîcheur exemplaire, une belle acidité, assez long en bouche, des bulles fines qui se dissipent rapidement mais vraiment délicieux. 92-93

very nice Champagne, tight and short lived bulles but still the wine has good acidity, lightly toasted and pastry notes, fresh and delicious, intense flavors and more then decent length.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Aurélien Lurquin

Les Crayères du Levant Brut Nature Meunier 2015

Only 579 bottles made! Meunier specialist making waves in the Champagne world. Very excited about this producer. — 3 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).

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. — 2 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.

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. — a day ago

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Bereche et Fils

Brut Reserve Champagne Blend

Lees, rocks, flowers, Meyer lemon and ripe stone fruits. Broad and slightly toasty on the palate. Well balanced. 7g/L dosage. — 9 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 6 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Effortless elegance. Soft and powdery on the palate, pastry dough, crushed shell, lemon curd, white peaches. Crazy good — 8 days ago

Pooneet, Jason and 14 others liked this

Caillez-Lemaire

Cuvée Jadis Extra Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend 2008

Just another outstanding bottle! All the rest of these 2008's are safely in storage, this was our last in the home cellar. Future sampling 2028+.

Prior notes apply:
Nose has effervescent limestone water, crusty sourdough bread, excessively zested lemon and lemon creme pie.
Palate has saline lemon juice, lemon slice peel, an amazing level of acidity but equally balanced; what a finish!
— 8 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Thanks @Lyle Fass You, and this producer, have changed our lives. 🙏
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That’s the goal!!

Perrier-Jouët

Belle Epoque Rosé Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Wow, this champagne is beautiful. 🥂

From the gorgeous salmon, gold hue to the complex orange peel, dried apricot, raspberry, almond, toast, and brioche aromas to the incredibly smooth mousse and palate.

This was an absolute beauty and a generous share by @tomrosskramer 💕💕

Perrier-Jouët, Belle Epoque, Rosé 2012. ABV 12.5%.
— 3 days ago

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Robert Moncuit

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

Very fine bubbles, low dosage, mineral and saline, long, long, and very elegant. This is among the best if you love blanc de blancs. Enthusiastically recommended ! — 2 months ago

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