Champagne Champagne Blend

Pierre Gerbais

Grains de Celles Rosé

Just take a look at this color. So striking. So sexy. Nice perlage and cream. The nose is so crisp and fresh. Pears and lively red cherries alongside mangoes. Freshly baked bread aromas are very nice here, as well are the grapefruit and strawberry.

Yet another young hotshot champagne maker, Aurelien Gerbais from the Aube. A friend and neighbor of Cédric Bouchard and that’s all you need to know. 50/25/25 PN/CH/Pinot Blanc with an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l. The low dosage avoids the trap of being austere, but rather it’s an inviting and gracious Rosé. The addition of 10% Coteaux Champenois Pinot Noir gives it that beautifully sexy color and viscosity.

Dry with breathtaking acidity, the terroir really speaks here. The palate follows the nose with more summer berries and light yeast. So lovely, so sleek. Good sex in a bottle. If you see these, get them.
— 7 days ago

Iwan, Josh and 3 others liked this

Vincent Couche

Millésime Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Nez de pommes, brioche et patisserie mais en finesse et modération tout la bouche avec des bulles assez fines et une belle fraîcheur, très bien pour le prix. 90-91

Nose of apples, pastry and brioche but with finesse and moderation just like the nice soft yet delicious palate, nice tight bubbles and good crisp acidity, great for the price.
— 5 days ago

Vanessa, Neil and 7 others liked this

Gosset

Grand Millésime Brut Champagne Blend 2006

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

2006 already showing quite a bit of development. Good development with a medium gold color and aromas and flavors of hazelnuts and hints of buttermilk and butterscotch. Very dry. The effervescence was perfect and helped to make the wine still refreshing — 7 days ago

Dick, Josh and 12 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Delicious after our first hot day. Need to buy more half bottles of their n/v Blanc.

Not sure where Delectable’s source for this cuvée is at $46. I paid just under $30 for a 375ml.

Beautiful mouthfeel/mousse. Sour lemons w/ hints of meringue, lime zest- candy, kiwi, pear, white peach/nectarine, understated notes of pineapple juice, beautiful, soft grey volcanics, edgy, soft chalkiness, yeast, soft, melted, salted caramel, white spice, sea spray, cream, spring flowers, jasmine, some yellow & white lilies excellent soft acidity with a smartly polished & well balanced finish lasting minutes.
— 5 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 20 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2007

Ming L
9.5

I still remember the first time I drank a Cristal, when a friend popped open a bottle (that he bought duty-free on a trans-Atlantic flight) at his SoHo apartment some 20+ years ago. Wasn’t much of a wine drinker then, but how wine could taste this good?!

Though from a lesser grand vintage, the 07’ did not disappoint. The purity of the fruits and chalky minerality are second to none. Crystal clear acidity provide great tension throughout. Graceful textured full body.

58/42 PN/Ch. Disgorged in 2015.
— 3 days ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this

G.F. Duntze

Extra Brut Legende Grand Cru Champagne

A blend of 80% Pinot Noir, medium lemon color with aromas of white fruits and citrus notes. On the palate crisp and dry with apples and pears, savory with mineral tang. Long ending with a bit of toasty miner character, nice! — 9 days ago

Paul, Alex and 1 other liked this

Moët & Chandon

Impérial Brut Champagne Blend

Ming L
9.3

I don’t know how long I have had this bottle, as I don’t normally age NV champagne, but judging from the cork, this could be at least 7 - 10 years from disgorgement?

This has the slightest hint of oxidization that give it lovely nutty Unami. Still crisp. Creamy yet vibrant mousse. The best best NV Moet I’ve yet tasted.
— 14 days ago

Mike, Severn and 2 others liked this

Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Another go to n/v Rosé Champange because of quality & availability in 375’s. Although, most people think their recent price increases are unwarranted. In large part, I agree. They just haven’t passed my threshold.

Lots of strawberries, black cherries, blood orange, uncooked rhubarb, blackberries, peach, Rainer cherries, loads of white spice w/ heat, sea fossils, dry yeast, some bread dough, weighed, crispy, crunchy minerals, excellent, powdery chalkiness, red flowers & both pink & red rose, lively, crisp acidity, great length and balance with polished, ripe fruits and falling onto pronounced minerality on the long set.

The bottom photos tell you all you need to know as to why the region of Champange is so excellent. Not many places in the world have that kind of chalk & for me, that’s what makes them special.
— 4 days ago

Shay, Aravind and 19 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

It’s 1/2 bottle n/v Billecart evening.

This is a more appropriate color of rose for the Rosé color of this champagne.

My go to n/v Rosé Champange for a number of reasons…quality & 1/2 bottle availability are right up there.

Blood orange, black cherries, Rainer cherries, lean strawberries, pomegranate juice, hints of raw rhubarb, grainy, grippy, sharp chalkiness, crunchy volcanics, limestone, sea fossils, baguette crust, deep white spice, orange lilies, peach roses, excellent, lively acidity with a rich, well balanced smart finish that starts clean, ripe fruits falling onto perfect minerality.
— 5 days ago

Alex, Dick and 25 others liked this

Pol Roger

Champagne Vintage 2008

Youthful with some good complexity in the nose. No notes taken but this is showing well and was a great start to the weekend! — 3 days ago

Tom, Eric and 17 others liked this