Vertus, Côte Des Blancs

Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus 1er Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2013

Supremely bready. That great levain aroma. Nice kiwi and green apple fruit on the palate and finish. Acid is intense. Could use some time in bottle but drinking really well. — 21 days ago

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Jay Kline

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@Josh Morgenthau looking forward to trying this!

Diebolt-Vallois

Brut Cramant Blanc de Blancs Champagne Blend 2012

Nose has lemon slice, under-ripe yellow apple, moist chalk, wet salt and fresh brioche.

Palate has chalky, over-ripe yellow apple, sea spray, risen dough, solid acidity but not obtuse.

Pre-birthday dinner for our dear COVID bubble friend; we've only allowed one of our close friends into the house for almost the past year, tonight we're celebrating that he's one year older than me. 😉
— 15 days ago

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R. & L. Legras

Cuvée St. Vincent Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne 1996

Also terrific. From Magnum. — 21 hours ago

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De Saint Gall

Brut Blanc de Blancs Millesime Grand Cru Champagne 2002

Vintage 2002 from magnum | good concentration, rondeur, long aftertaste. Brioche in smell, apple, even some cacao. Paired with asparagus cream with shrimps. (Only 400 magnums) — 2 days ago

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Guy Larmandier

Signé François Vieilles Vignes Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Bone dry, currents of electricity, shivering with acidity, taut🥂 — 13 days ago

Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2002

A beautiful fresh nose. Limestone, white flowers, hints of the seashore. A clean berry fruit flavor, rounded and achingly gentle but real presence behind it all. Subtle but delicious. — 4 days ago

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De Saint Gall

Cuvée Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Fyllig med bra sprakande mousse. Fruktig med bra uppbackning av brioche, snäckskal och torra söta kryddor. — 14 days ago

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Franck Bonville

Les Belles Voyes Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2012

Single vineyard "Les Belles Voyes" in the famous Grand Cru hillside of Oger. Pale lemon with fine creamy mousse and tiny rapid bubble flow, long lees aging. aromas stone fruits and blossom, bread dough and citrus. On the palate flavors of golden apple, peach, lemon citrus and honeysuckle with biscuit toast and nutty notes. Long finish, full-body ending with biscuit, mineral and citrus character. Outstanding! — 5 days ago

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Duval-Leroy

Premier Cru Brut Champagne Blend

Popped and poured. Deep straw color with a persistent mousse. On the nose, this Champagne has autolytic and oxidative notes of almond breakfast croissants and marzipan with lemon curd. That palate is quite rich with citrus and nuts. I must admit that all of my previous experiences with Duval Leroy has been with the standard blue label Brut NV which does not carry the Premier Cru designation so take the following comments with a grain of salt. Based off the color, flavor profile, and the fact that cork did not expand after being extracted, I am left to wonder if this wine has seen some years of age. Unfortunately, there is no disgorgement data to be found and the date code is all gibberish to me. Regardless, a perfectly nice bottle of Champagne if you like those more oxidative qualities. — a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I really dislike oxidative notes so I would have been less generous/objective than you had I popped this! Kudos for remaining objective.