Champagne Chardonnay

Caillez-Lemaire

Chardonnay de la Vallée Brut Nature 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

New tete de cuvee from Caillez Lemaire and their new highest end bottling. And it is STUNNING. The nose jumps out of the glass with all types of screaming minerals and wet earth. Spice. Green apple. Endless complexity. Sickness. It’s wafting and so so aromatic. Super yeasty. A nose that is dripping with character. Herbs as well. So so deep. Just an insane nose. 9.6. Only open 5-8 minutes and it’s changed 5-6 times. Sickness. Virginia was “hoping” I would like it. I wish I could be even as half as humble as her! Wow. That palate has flavor! Flava in my ear as the acid gets to my ear. RIP Craig Mack. Anyway this is bananas. Amazing sap and power. So sappy. Concentrated and so pure. Painfully intense. Wow, huge spice on the finish. So fresh and precise and wow is this long. What palate presence. Nose gets tons of saline and iodine and the palate develops a mineral sweetness that is stunning. Wow. This is sick. The palate presence of great BDB cannot be denied. A masterpiece. — 11 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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I was going to say!

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

Bright, light lemon. Chalk, steeliness. Very dynamic and pretty with a saline edge… delicious and drinking brilliantly now. Thanks Will! — 4 days ago

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Pascal Doquet

Le Mesnil Sur Oger Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

NV, but back label had the date 04/04/08 and it’s a beautiful bottle of champagne. Yellow color hints at the intense yellow fruit—mellow, yellow peach and nectarine, gentle but persistent, layered soft delicious fruit. Really a delicious bottle that rewarded cellaring, as do many NVs. — 2 days ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Roises Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

This is the 60 months on lees, vs the 48 month on lees & I believe a 36 month version exists. This is a 2014 base , March 2020 disgorgement. An explosive & complex nose that is the clue that you will be drinking something very special. Acid that electrifies the mouth. Concentrated flavors of lemon, chalk and pear. A rare combination of richness and weightlessness. An infant with a wonderful future. — 9 days ago

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Shay A

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@Ira Schwartz : It almost drinks more like a red burgundy than it does a rosé champagne. Extremely vinous.
Ira Schwartz

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@Shay A Not surprised given the profile of the 60 month .
Jay Kline

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Whoa…need to keep an eye out for this designation. Others I’ve had from producer have been good too.

Launois Père et Fils

Special Club Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2008

Pop and pour. It was a rough day, so perhaps take this note with a grain of salt, but...my wife says this is the best champagne we've had in recent memory, and I would describe this as Chevalier Montrachet with bubbles. On the nose: rich creamy vanilla lemon chiffon, soft honey, hazelnut, perfectly balanced richness and fruit. On the palate: soft mousse, fantastic acidity and richness, lemon, grilled nuts, fantastic density, and a soft, dark, finish. Wow, absolutely spectacular. — 4 days ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Cuvée Fleuron Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2008

In a perfect place are the nose, mousse, mouthfeel and finish. Excellent. — 12 days ago

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Waris-Hubert

Blanche Blanc de Blanc grand Cru Champagne 2012

Simple but very tasty BdB. Fruity yet fresh. Still not tart. — 4 days ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Millésime de Collection Special Club Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Special club 12 . This is certainly a baby. The nose - Cranberry cornflakes all day. Needs another 5+ years. @Mike R — 11 days ago

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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.
— 10 days ago

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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. — 20 days ago

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