Asado Club

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay Champagne 2014

Amazing chef tasting and wine pairing at Addison at Grand del Mar. — 2 months ago

Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.

I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.

The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now.
— 3 months ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Millésime de Collection Special Club Chardonnay Champagne 2009

I’m coming around to sparkling. 😉 — a month ago

Chris, Shay and 10 others liked this

Vazart-Coquart

Special Club Brut Blancs de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay 2010

Long finish brioche with beautiful Chardonnay notes beautiful wine — 2 months ago

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Remy Massin

Special Club Champagne Pinot Noir 2012

Andrew Holod
9.2

From one of my child's birth years. Labelled as Pinot Noir Color is a medium light gold. Super classic nose; brioche, yeasty bread, toasted nuts. Wife calls cider (oxidative notes?). Paired with prawns persillade, buerre noisette scallops and wild harvested cocktail prawns and handful of tiny fish.
Exquisite balance, great depth of flavor and seemingly more life than the other club 2012 I bought for the cellar.
— 3 months ago

ESF, Ira and 3 others liked this

Salmon

Special Club Champagne Blend 2013

Too young in my opinion; needs a few more years to mellow. Refreshing and good aromas of green apples but a bit too acidic for my liking right now. Got it at a good price for $40 and not regretting that. — 4 months ago

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. — 2 months ago

Krystal Lemons
with Krystal
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J. Lassalle

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

Dry, yeasty, sourdough with lemon zest. — 2 months ago

Corina Darold
with Corina