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Fleury Pere & Fils

Rosé de Saignée Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

One of my top Champers from RAW. They’ve got 30 years of biodynamic vines to back if this luscious but bitingly dry but complex and yet fun deep pink wine. — 6 days ago

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Drappier

Sans Ajout de Soufre Zéro Dosage Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir. Oxidative overtone: almond skin, and sour cherry. — 3 days ago

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Shay A
9.5

Last night’s “Evening With Krug” event, where they officially released their 2006 vintage. Beautiful evening with many different Krug offerings paired with a delicious meal.

Very similar to the 167eme in style, showing a relatively fresh and bright style. If tasting this blind, there is no way I could peg this as Krug. In fact, this reminded me of the ‘04 Salon. One of the few vintages where this has more Chardonnay than Pinot (which makes sense based on vintage, and aligns with the taste profile). Extremely youthful, with a sharp, acidic and mineral driven profile. Honeyed Stone fruits up front with a classic chalky limestone and intense core of lemon zest and apple crumble tart. This still has some growing up to do. Great things on the horizon.
— 7 days ago

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A lucky man enjoying this beauty.
Arden Barnett

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@Shay A couldn’t agree more with your description. Fantastic now but cannot wait to see what happens down the road!
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@Severn Goodwin @Arden Barnett: At this point, a peek at what is to come down the line. I imagine this will age at a glacial pace!

Marie Demets

Brut Tradition Champagne Blend

Such a solid wine, prior notes still apply. I regret we didn't buy a lot more of this 🤷‍♂️🍾 — 12 days ago

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I regret not getting some of this one!
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Lock it down next time the offer comes around, so far no tariffs on the Champers.
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Will do! Thanks for the tips 🙌

Olivier Horiot

En Valingrain Rosé des Riceys 2014

Sour red cherry, juicy red plum, red licorice, compost, tea leaves, juicy blueberry, bacon fat, beet, VA, basil, rosemary, medium minus tannins, elevated acidity. 12.5%. White clay. — 22 days ago

Krug

22ème Édition Brut Champagne Rosé Blend

Shay A
9.6

Last night’s “Evening With Krug” event, where they officially released their 2006 vintage. Beautiful evening with many different Krug offerings paired with a delicious meal.

This is based on the 2010 vintage. I believe this was actually my first Krug rosé...and it may have been the greatest rosé champagne I’ve had to date. I was curious how this would taste based on Krug’s style, and the first note that hit me on the nose was strawberry shortcake. A sweetness accompanied by yeast, but the fruit was very pure and clean. Raspberries, red berries, cran-raspberry scone, and delicate rose petals up front before a mineral and limestone streak highlights the finish. Knockout pairing with braised short ribs.
— 7 days ago

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David T

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Beautiful stuff!!! However &sadly, its price has pasted its QPR.
Arden Barnett

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@Shay A really impressed with this wine. Love the food pairing!
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@Bryan Kesting : It was certainly a magical night trying so many different Krug offerings!

@David T : I have to agree. Mesmerizing, but the price tag was shocking.

@Arden Barnett : Right up your alley with the pairing!

Marie Courtin

Efflorescence Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

Weight together with acidity—such incredible mineral density, aromatic nuance, and length — 2 days ago

Olivier Horiot

En Barmont Rosé des Riceys Pinot Noir 2014

Sour cherry, tart tomato, stems and leaves, savory herbs, purple flowers - lavender & violet, game, meat, licorice, black olives, sweet spices. Medium tannins, medium+ finish. — 22 days ago

Amr, Peter and 4 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

It’s Friday night, time for Champagne. It’s been a number of weeks since we had one of our very favorite N/V Rosé Champange’s.

One of the last nights in the D&S Lounge before we close it up for the season. It’s getting into the 50’s at night with fog hovering. But, it’s 75-77 degrees inside our propane fray. Rainy season is coming as well. 😞

Plate & Bottle dinner tomorrow night. 😋

Have great weekend everyone! Cheers! 🍾🥂

Numerous previous notes apply.

Photos of; the sunset over one of Billecart’s Grand Cru vineyards, inside the House of Billecart and the beautiful manicured grounds of the Billecart Estate.
— 5 days ago

Sofia, Shay and 21 others liked this
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24°F here tonight, with wind 🥶
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@David T : I don’t blame you. At $330 (or $300 with 6-pack pricing), it’s well outside my purchase range! Too bad.
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@Severn Goodwin Yes, I heard about the sub seasonal temps through Tuesday east of the Rockies! Burr! 🥶 Can’t say I miss my MN days. Good people but, bad geography.

Krug

Grande Cuvée 162 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.4

Last night’s “Evening With Krug” event, where they officially released their 2006 vintage. Beautiful evening with many different Krug offerings paired with a delicious meal.

Since the ‘06 was being released, they wanted to also pour the ‘06 base Edition. I preferred this over the 167, mainly because it seemed more Krug like. Slightly oxidative, toasty, lots of sweet toffee and nougat aromatics. Fresh honeyed pastry, ginger, and such a decadent profile on the palate. This is going to get even better, and is such a great buy...especially when these Grande Cuvée bottles have 88% reserve wine in them going back to the early ‘90s.
— 7 days ago

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