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Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.

I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.

The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now.
— 3 minutes ago

Henri Goutorbe

Special Club Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2008

https://www.winemag.com/2021/02/22/special-club-champagne-guide/ Special Club champagnes are a small group of champagne houses actually called Club de Trésors. The article above explains a lot. This is an appley citrusy delicious version that needs more time. — a month ago

Shay, Ira and 6 others liked this

Edmond Cornu & Fils

Les Valozières Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2010

Umami earth and cinnamon spice. Perfect w chanterelles. 🍄 — 15 days ago

Severn, Andrew and 5 others liked this

Laithwaites

W/O Terre Siciliane IGT Frappato

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9.0

A nice summer wine from WSJ. Light refreshing, fruity. Priced right too. — a day ago

A. Margaine

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Like The all England club, strawberries and cream. — 15 days ago

Brendan, David and 1 other liked this
Kevin Løk

Kevin Løk

Living the dream with that cream!!!

Fenna Winery

Breedekloof Viognier 2020

Enjoyed this at book club. Light and summery. Slightly effervescent. — 5 days ago

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Special Club 1er Cru Brut Chardonnay Champagne 2002

Dynamic and bright. Still very young and fresh. Oyster shells, steel, salinity. Really good. Sweet edges — 24 days ago

Bex Green
with Bex
Shay, Jan and 10 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Club de Cosecheros Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1994

Slightly butterscotch heat on the nose. Dark plummy fruit with dry wood. Balsamic and an intense finish. — a month ago

Paul WoollsAra Aslanian
with Paul and Ara
Eric, Severn and 13 others liked this