Azienda Agricola Le Marne

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Fac-simile Extra Brut Pinot Meunier Rosé Champagne 2015

Enjoyed it a ton but was expecting more because of all the hype. Great texture on the palate with plush red fruit. Good acidity as a backbone with hints of nuttiness as well. Still an absolutely beautiful champagne! — 6 days ago

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Shay A

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Jealous. Would love to try this. Big fan of the La Closerie each year.
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@Shay A This was v good but may prefer La Closerie, but this is all personal preference at this point.

Bollinger

Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

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Costco finally got this back in. Its been awhile. I like it better at $49 than $59. Either price it’s a beautiful N/V cuvée.

Prior notes will stand.
— 17 days ago

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Good price for iPhone at Costco.
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@Severn Goodwin always working a deal! It was a double Black Friday 13th deal!
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Like that board. Where did you get it?

Jacquesson & Fils

Aÿ - Vauzelle Terme Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2009 Extra-Brut Aÿ Vauzelle Terme, 100% Pinot Noir from a south-facing slope, is surprisingly ethereal in its first impression, before the natural power of the vintage makes itself felt. Mirabelle, crushed flowers, spice, mint and sweet dried cherry add pretty shades of nuance. The personality of Pinot from Aÿ comes through loud and clear. Disgorged May 2019 and bottled with no dosage. (Originally published in August 2020) (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2020) — 11 days ago

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Nuts, almonds, chocolate, bakery, butter-fried chantrelles; but with a distinct mousse and all the apples, citrus and oompf from the youth: close to my preferred peak. — 3 days ago

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Champagne Lallier

R. 012N Brut Nature Champagne Blend

Awesome, especially for the price. Nic chalk/citrus notes with plenty of heft. — a day ago

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Laherte Frères

Ultradition Brut Champagne Blend

Red fruit with some stone fruit notes blending in well. Some good savory notes on the finish. — 6 days ago

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Have you tried any of the other offerings? I have some of the Beaudiers rosé and Les Crayeres on the way to try for the first time.
E & K G

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@Shay A Love his Brut Nature BDB, cool label too! Also enjoyed his 2009 Millesime Pinot Meunier offering though the name escapes me. Was super unique!

Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2014

Obviously very young and primary. Loads of citrus and minerals but very shy on the pop and pour. Rich texture. Remarkably fine bubbles. Already fun now but I would leave these to rest a while. Disgorged Dec 18, 2018 — 2 days ago

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Marc Hébrart

Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs

A pale straw color with a generous amount of tiny bubbles. A fine mousse and bead. This is an incredibly alive champagne and it starts immediately. Meyer lemons and tart green apples, along with smoke and mint on the nose. That wonderful citrus streak continues throughout.

100% Chardonnay primarily from Mareuil-sur-Ay and Chouilly. Family owned grower and one of my favorite producers with such consistent quality. Richer and fuller than many others, it’s round and vibrant. Lovely depth and acidity with a backbone of herbs and spices.

Chalky minerality and crystallized honey shine here. Beautiful toasted bread and almonds on display, along with more green apples and lemons. Apricots, plums, and peaches sing a lovely song. Chamomile and more honey on the long, exceedingly pleasant finish. A highly attractive pour.
— 10 days ago

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Marc Hébrart

Cuvée de Réserve Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Lemon peel nose that turns to custard in the mouth. A very slight salty saline that carries to mid palate before fading away on the finish. Mia’s notes: Yum. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay disgorged October 15, 2019. TBL — 3 days ago

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Chartogne-Taillet

Sainte Anne Brut Champagne Blend

Delectable Wine
9.2

The NV Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is one of the best Champagnes readers will find in its price range, or any price range, for that matter. Bright and beautifully focused, the Ste.-Anne has so much to offer. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. If anything, it needs more time on the cork to soften, as it is quite reticent at this stage. This release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. The blend is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier, with the Chardonnay very much in evidence at this stage. Dosage is 5.15 grams/liter. Disgorged: February, 2020. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2020) — 11 days ago