Ulysse Collin

Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

This is the 60 months with a 2015 base. Amazing how I can fool myself and spend silly dollars on wine by justifying it’s probably selling at “ below retail if you can find it”. Similar to the Spinal Tap scene, “these go to eleven” . All the great traits of a UC bottle taken to its extreme, but by no means freakish. Food is a must. — 8 hours ago

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Shay A

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Love the wines, sad at the insane price increase and lack of retail availability.
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Bought Maillons off the shelf sub-$100 for years, now I’m lucky to get a bottle a year allo (in WA state)… lovely wines.

Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrieres Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

First time in a while and did not disappoint! — a month ago

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Ulysse Collin

Extra Brut Le Jardin d'Ulysse Pinot Noir Blend

Base: 2015 DG: 03/2021 — 2 months ago

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Ulysse Cazabonne

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Clear, deep ruby colour with clean, pronounced nose of black fruits. Dry with evenly matched tannins and acidity, full bodied with flavours of blackberries and vanilla. Long finish. Very good quality. — 8 months ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Roises Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

60mois bottling. Sparkling Montrachet? 😅 Les Roises, coming from the oldest vines in the UC lineup with 2015 being the base vintage here is just about as good as it gets in a wine that sparkles. Simply complete. South facing and thus quicker to evolve, it explodes from the glass with intensity you just don’t get from Champagne outside of the ultra elite like that of UC and Selosse. Yields are lower than Enfers, but the vines are close to 20 years older.

Such is shown in its elaborate aromatic complexity already, flaunting deep layers of powerful and ripe orchard fruit, citrus oils, kouign amann pastry, white flowers and roasted nuts. The palate is immensely concentrated with impeccable energy and precision in its delivery which leads to its long chalky mineral and saline inflicted finale which just keeps going. These wines have really taken off in recent times, and as a consumer I’d like no one to know but that ship as sailed. This is as good as it gets in Champagne.
— 17 days ago

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I have mixed feelings over these wines. 3-4yrs ago, I could get them all around $100 (which was an insane value). I love that they are being more widely recognized, but I’m sad at the lack of availability at retail due to UC’s request.
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@Shay A Yes, you’re definitely not wrong about that. UC wants the wines drunk pretty much exclusively from only the lists of the best of the best of restaurants now. But I do believe the winemaking is significantly improved from the days where some of the bottlings were offered places even BTG. Recent disgorgements are really on another level. But ultimately it’s simply where the market is nowadays for the best of the best. Gotta find that next one now!
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@Lee Pitofsky : Agreed. If you find “that next one” let me know! I’m always on the hunt!

Ulysse Collin

Les Pierrières Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

09 Sol Ex, Disg 07 Mar 2013. Wow. But the prices for these are nuts now. — a month ago

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Francois Plouzeau

Le Chenin De La Collin 2019

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9.6

juicy, concentrated, and clean. — 14 days ago

Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

Great champagne. Refreshing Pinot tartness. Overall well-balanced. Just what I needed on this hot summer night — a month ago

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Domaine Collin

Cuvée Tradition Brut Crémant de Limoux Chardonnay Blend

Deep, old gold color. Small bubbles. Apple and pear, creamy and high falutin' without being snooty. I love this one. — 8 months ago