Brilliant stuff. Nose is spicey and buttery. Tremendous depth. Palate is incredible. Energy for days. So delicate and elegant and refined. Insane purity. Wow this is just an incredible wine. So delicate and refined. Glides across the palate. Silken texture. Terrific energy and balance. So complex. Ethereal and long. Stunning. A no brainer 9.6. Perfect concentration and balance. Immaculate. This may be a 9.7. So clean. — 10 days ago
A green apple explosion, but not like a green jolly rancher, more like if a fresh green apple got rammed into your mouth and you were picking the peel out of your teeth and you were like, “Damn. That’s apple-y.” It’s like that. And also has floral notes on the nose — 6 days ago
Bread dough, lemon, with savory notes in the after nose. A lemon rind, high acid finish. Well structured and complex at a great price point. — 8 days ago
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. — 10 days ago
A smaller, independent house located in the Côte des Bar, the majority of Gallimard’s vineyard holdings are planted to Pinot Noir with a little but of Chardonnay. This particular designation, their Blanc de Noir presents as a light copper, salmon color; it’s actually quite striking. I had to wonder if there was some skin contact and come to find out, they slightly macerate the grapes in the press…so there you have it. The nose is quite pretty with strawberry and white peach. The palate is quite round and well endowed with white peach; typical of wines from this most southern part of Champagne. That being said, there is a freshness here that I found rather compelling thanks to a lovely spine of acid. The finish provides saline minerals which I found rather endearing. No disgorgment data was obvious on the bottle, which, anymore these days is sort of a bummer. I think all producers should state at least some basic info on the labels of their NV wines. But I digress. This was an easy Champagne to like and definitely something I would drink again — 21 days ago
Outstanding wine, smooth and tasteful! — 9 days ago
From the great Henri Bonneau, along with Château Rayas, the master of CDP. (He and Jacques Reynaud were actually dear friends). It’s insanely expressive and its ultra intense aromatics leap from the glass.
The complex bouquet is layered with rich black and red fruit, leather saddle, wilted violets and savory herbs. It just floats on the palate with its supreme elegance, caressing texture and weightless intensity. So Burgundian in that sense. The finish is so long, lifted and intense, leaving you craving another sip when its flavors finally do dissipate. 04 Célestins is a total knockout. — 2 days ago