Grande Fine Champagne, Charente

Krug

Grande Cuveé 170ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Soft yellow fruit. A hint of peach and limestone. Great focus and fine acidity. Needs time to flesh out — 2 months ago

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2004

An amazing Vintage Champagne! A perfect column of fine and persistent bubbles in the glass. Aromas of yellow apple, brioche, fresh oak and Parmesan Cheese rind. Pear, white peach, citrus and crusty bread flavors on the pallet. Creamy and silky texture. This one could have stayed in the bottle longer, but we could not help ourselves. Stately and Elegant. Thank you, Kase! — 2 years ago

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Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Popped this in anticipation of an Australian victory over England in the Rugby World Cup quarter final when we trailed 17-16 in the 2nd half. However we ended up getting trounced 40-16. This Champers was mid Lemon Gold with an ultra fine bead. Funky lemon mineral notes with apple pie pastry. Even at 17 years good tension with possibly another 10 years of cellaring. Although pretty irresistible right now. As Churchill said You deserve Champagne in victory and you need it in defeat! — 3 years ago

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David L

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Incredible stuff.
Bob McDonald

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@David L It was David and Happy Birthday. You chaps drank some fine bottles. This 2002 vintage up there with 1996 and possibly surpassed by 2008 the experts are saying.

Krug

Grande Cuvee 169ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Fresh stone fruit. Brioche. clean, crips apple. Fine bubbles. Keep going back to this one. Still young, edges should round nicely on this. — 5 months ago

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David L

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169 beautiful now. Better in 3+ years. IMO
Charles York

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@David L agreed! Just so hard not to keep ordering.

Hine

Cognac VSOP Fine Champagne Ugni Blanc

Petite & Grande Champagne Ugni. — 2 years ago

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Vilmart & Cie

Grande Réserve Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend

2014 disgorgment. 12.5% Alcohol. 30% Chardonnay 70% Pinot Noir. Fine stream of tiny bubbles that would not stop. Loved it. — 3 years ago

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Hine

Antique Très Rare Fine Cognac

If you’re going to have a cognac, make it an XO. And if you’re having an XO, this is an 11. (For you Spinal Tap fans...). Seriously. — 4 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice on the Spinal Tap call-out... Love Derek Smalls!

Cognac Tesseron

Lot No. 53 X.O. Perfection

Post steak 🥩, nice with a cool breeze in the backyard.
Wine Advocate: 98 points

The Tesseron family (currently the proprietors of St.-Estèphe’s Lafon-Rochet and Pauillac’s Pontet-Canet) made its fortune in the Cognac business, and it is one of the few families to possess ancient stocks of great vintages that have not been diluted with water or manipulated in any manner. They released small quantities of Lot 29 (1929), which remains the most ethereal Cognac I have ever tasted. I’m no expert, but their newest release, the 1953, seems close in quality to the 1929. Slightly darker than the 1929, the 1953 is pure silk, which at this alcohol level is very dangerous indeed. The complex aromatics can fill a room.

— 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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So cognac and guac?
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Paul ahhhh Life is Good Cheers 🥃
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Blended smoothie

Godet

X.O. Old Fine Champagne Cognac

Elegant aromas that lingers without heat or ethereal notes; very chic. — 3 years ago

P, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 164ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Really bright and crystalline. Lifted lemon and slate. Tight with acidity fine and high wire tension. Lovely stuff. Young. — 3 years ago

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Not yet! What time do you want to meet at the beach for stumps?