Villers Aux Nœuds, Montagne De Reims

Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

One of the very best 🥂🥂🥂 — 6 days ago

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Frédéric Savart

Le Mont Benoit Vieilles Vignes Villers Aux Noeuds 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2014

No chill from Savart here. Made the mistake of bringing a magnum of this to the mother-in-law's birthday party... Packed with middle aged aunties... So you can imagine how a brutally acidic, highly mineralic, dry champagne went... Let's just say the NZ savvy b was a bigger hit. Thankfully, the mother-in-law's got great taste and she loved it.

A champagne that begs for air. Austere essentially - only the final remnants of the wine really showcased the brilliant fruit. The nose is incredibly floral with light bread notes, orange rind and pear. The palate is intense and cuts like a knife. Red berries, lemon juice, lime, marzipan, salt... Really salty. I like this wine now, but it really needs time to flesh out and show its best.

NB: So different from the Ledru despite having nearly the same composition. Ah! The wonders of wine. Hard to nail the reason why, but I suspect maker's mark is probably the biggest factor. Both vibrates with great inner energy, but I can't help but feel that the Savart's just spitefully lean 🤣 Just a gut feeling as the site (and possibly base vintage too) is different.
— a year ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Good story 😉

A. Margaine

Le Demi-Sec 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Dont act like you're above Demi — 5 years ago

J. Charpentier

Millésime Brut Champagne 2010

Yksinäisen la-illan juopottelusamppanja < 40 € myöhäisillan Departedin kaveriksi. Omenaa, paahteisuutta, mineraalisuutta ainakin. Nämä reservet samppanjoissa ei ole mua varten mutta tunnistan laadukkaan juoman kyllä kun sen tapaan. Omien preferenssien vuoksi en pysty enempään eikä tämä silti ole huono. — 2 months ago

Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

Rich, powerful, croissant aux amandes — 3 years ago

Severn, Sharon and 2 others liked this

D. Henriet-Bazin

Brut Rosé Grand Cru Champagne

31 December 2016. Nolita Wine Merchants, New York, NY. — 4 years ago

D. Henriet-Bazin

Brut Sélection 1er Cru Champagne Blend

V's preference with her traditional Chipotle birthday dinner. — 6 years ago

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James Gordon

James Gordon

Awesome.

Henriet-Bazin

Brut Rosé Grand Cru Champagne

Dry and crisp, yet very fruity. Excellent PQR — 4 months ago

Henriet-Bazin

Blanc de Blancs Fût de Chêne Premier Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Disgorged June 2017. Has nice brioche and spice notes that interplay with lemon peel, pear and green apple fruit. Palate has a lush quality seems to be from the barrel aging. Superb length and gains complexity as it sees air and warms a touch. — a year ago

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Frédéric Savart

L' Accomplie Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru Extra Brut

Écueil, Villers-aux-Nœuds, Pinot Noir 80%, Chardonnay 20%, Dosage 5g/l, Dégorgement Octobre 2016. It's been a while waiting to try this Champagne, the wait was well worth it. — 4 years ago

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