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Roland Champion

Special Club Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2016

Russ W
9.3

Tasted in a Riedel Bordeaux glass - pure alcoholic heat. In a zalto bordeaux glass - texture was off, nose brioche. In a Zalto AP glass, brioche, chalk and unmistakable CURRY (!!?!?) and finally in a stolze quatrophil red wine glass where this special club saw its most pristine fruit, marzipan and minerality. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Roland Schmitt

Altenberg de Bergbieten Alsace Grand Cru AOC Pinot Gris 2016

Chilled. Fresh & light. Tasting pear & green apple. Slightly acidic. Paired well with herbed Arctic char. — 4 years ago

Château Lagrezette

Cru d'Exception Cahors Malbec 2012

Full-bodied, thick and heavy with a lot of roundness and warmth. Aromas of ripe black and red fruits, a little spicy as well. Elaborated by Michel Roland. Spends 28 months in oak barrels. Superb. — 5 years ago

Roland Champion

Cuvée d'Aramis Brut Champagne Blend 2016

Sweet Birthday Treat from Eric for my mom’s Birthday 💕 — 2 years ago

Roland Thevenin

Les Charmes 1er cru Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay

Vintage 2012 / minerality and harmonious taste / Partnered with smoked duck breast and fried parsnip / at Sogno cookingclub — 4 years ago

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Roland Pignard

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2016

19 January 2018. Verre de Terre, New York, NY. — 5 years ago

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

If you read my posts, it's no secret I really enjoy their Rosé Champagne. Always consistently great and delicious. On the nose; spring florals, sea spray, chalky minerals, tangerine, black cherry, raspberry, watermelon & strawberries. On the palate; tangerine, black cherry, raspberry, watermelon & strawberries, saline, beautiful sticky palate chalkiness, pink roses, baguette, amazing minerality, finish and acidity. Photos of; their house, vineyard and cellar. Producer history and notes...Bilecart was founded in 1818, by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. For nearly two hundred years, the Billecart family has been making exceptional champagne. Today the House remains independent and is run by the family’s seventh generation under François Roland-Billecart. The Billecart-Salmon House covers around 50 hectares, and gets its grapes from a total of 170 hectares of land. Meaning...they also have a number of great relationships with grape growers. At the foot of the Mareuil-sur-Aÿ hill, the Billecart-Salmon family cultivates one hectare of Pinot Noir on a single, enclosed parcel; the Clos Saint Hilaire. Billecart uses modern and innovative technology to constantly improve the quality of its champagne. From the Côte des Blancs to the Reims Mountain and the right bank of the Marne River are some of the greatest sites for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These grapes/sites are all used to make beautiful Billecart champagnes.

— 5 years ago

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@David T David great review and background makes me want to hunt it out. Thanks and Cheers from BC
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Marie Courtin

Efflorescence Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2013

light gold, coppery overtones; fine mousse, exuberant, long lasting; red berries, lime, jasmine, slight brininess, pie crust; chiseled, impressive acidity, chalky minerality, 12% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir, fermented in used French oak barrels, zero dosage, disgorged May 2018; winemaker Dominique Moreau, wife of champagne maker Roland Piollot, named her estate after her great-grandmother, makes a series of single-vineyard, single-variety, single-vintage, zero-dosage Champagnes from biodynamically-grown grapes; $57 — 3 years ago

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Domaine Michel Niellon

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2014

Awesome wine, perfect weight and texture, mineral and citrus for days, so crisp on the finish but still great length, perfect with Roland Passot’s seafood quenelles at PBF&W. Wine of the night for me. — 4 years ago

Bernard Magrez

Château Les Grands Chênes Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

JKT
8.9

GL tasting Pape Clement 10/18/17. Means tall oak tree. 60 Merlot 40 cab. Three vintages. '15 Nose of black berries and palette that's straightforward with some earthiness and medium finish. 8.8. 2010 nose that's black fruit and body with hints of wood and good structure. 8.9. 2005 nose that's complex with that autumnal secondary notes of age and good structure on palate and long finish. Rewards of aging. 9.0. Roland consulting previously but more moving away from me oak. — 5 years ago