Vrigny, Montagne De Reims

Egly-Ouriet

"Les Vignes De Vrigny" 1er Cru Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

The dryness is perfect with Popeyes Cajun chicken and bbq sweet corn. Shaken, but not stirred. Try it! — 2 days ago

Perseval-Farge

C. de Réserve Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Green Apple, lots of citrus acidity, fresh zesty fruits and more minerals than the Caillez Lemaire Eclats tasted alongside. Some rubber band and seashells. Fresher, but a touch unresolved by comparison. On the whole a real favorite and a great value. — 8 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 21 others liked this

Paul Clouet

Millésime Brut Champagne 2007

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay. Grand Cru. Very appley. Toast on the finish. Really went great with apples and honey. — a day ago

Josh, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Roger Coulon

l'Hommée 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Nice! Think one of those pastries with the lemon curd in the middle. Dosage 3g/L. Disgorged 12/2018 TBL — 7 days ago

Josh, David and 5 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

I really enjoy this vintage of Comte that is approachable now and seems ready to go energetic & fresh showing notes of citrus, pear, pastry dough, honey & white flower. — 7 hours ago

Conrad, Shay and 7 others liked this

Georges Vesselle

Bouzy Rouge de Margerie Coteaux Champenois

Clear and bright garnet. Nose scared me at first being nothing but dirt. After opening up it gives black cherry, black cranberry, and forest floor (a.k.a., dirt). Medium light on the palate which echoes the nose. Medium plus acidity and sneaky medium tannins. A firm Burgundy-style Pinot Noir that’s a great match for high-end Old World fare or New World salmon, duck, or pork dishes. NV like so much from Champagne, so drink it (up to a year from) when you buy it. — 20 days ago

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Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Reims Champagne Blend

2012 base vintage. The richness of Krug with more normal acidity. I am told there will be 2012 vintage Krug. Seems strange — 7 days ago

Joshua, Manny and 4 others liked this

Egly-Ouriet

Vieillisement Prolongé (V.P) Extra Brut Champagne

Shay A
9.5

Disgorged 2018 after 84 months on the lees.

This is Egly-Ouriet’s late disgorged offering, and it’s another scintillating champagne that seals my opinion that they are my favorite producer across all offerings. The texture, complexity and character of these champagnes check off every box for me. I’m always chasing Jacques Selosse, and while that’s a goal that will never be achieved (because Selosse champagnes have no equal), this is the closest I’ve come to in regards to style and complexity. Surprisingly, this only has one extra year on the lees compared to their Les Crayeres offering (my favorite), and it’s much more vinous. The aromatics here are ripe, rich and slightly oxidized golden delicious apple, pear, honeyed apricot, orange blossom, and almond croissant. Very fine mousse, to where this almost goes more old white burgundy in style, but still retaining sharp acidity. The palate shows so many floral (honeysuckle) notes alongside more pear and apricot, with a kiss of red fruits and chamomile. Extremely lengthy finish that trends toward caramel but continues to a more tart side instead of sweet. I need to get my hands on an older bottle.
— 11 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Shay A Totally agree re Egly. The Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir) is my favourite.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Yellow Label Brut Champagne Blend

Can’t go wrong with this old standard — a day ago

Tom, Shay and 4 others liked this

Perseval-Farge

Terre de Sables Brut 1er Cru Chardonnay Blend

Love this bottle! I don't believe I can improve on previous notes, chalky, lemons, yum! If you don't wait 24h to drink after opening (which you really should), there's a nice, faint red fruit note to the trailing palate, but oh the salinity! — a day ago

David, Brendan and 30 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

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Looks like I have a couple coming from @Lyle Fass in October... 🥂
Severn Goodwin

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Nice, as do I! This was the last of my stash from about three ships ago.
Lyle Fass

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@Andrew Schirmer you’ll adore this estate!