This grower’s NV always seems to charm me every time I get the opportunity to drink it. The color is almost a touch brassy. Beautiful, tiny bubbles. The nose is remarkably red fruited with strawberries and brioche on full display. It’s almost like a strawberry shortcake, no cap. On the palate, strawberries, raspberries, lemon zest, minerals. It’s rich, but so impeccably balanced. Absolutely, positively crushable. The dosage is perfect. I haven’t deciphered them code Dethune uses on the bottle to understand then disgorgement date...but I believe was recent.
— 2 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! 🍁 🦃 🍽 🎃
On Thanksgiving Eve, I bake the Pumpkin Pie. Mine is done with clove which gives it better complexity and a deeper flavor. It’s the only one I’ll eat now.
Turkey is busy soaking in brine.
Beautiful nose of bruised apple and yeastiness.
The mousse is gorgeous with micro oxygenation. Bruised apple/Bosc pair, sea spray, beautiful mid volcanics, powdery chalkiness with amazing lively acidity & smartly polished.
Over delivers its price point of $39.99. — 10 days ago
Hints of stone fruit, pear, and a bit of minerality lead to a smooth and juicy mouthfeel. While somewhat refined, the effervescence of the Francois Seconde is a Grand Cru by name due to its origin and is notably muted- though the mouthfeel is delightful and juicy in its own way. Sillery, as noted on the label refers to the village where the fruit is sourced from multiple vineyards, and blended over several vintages. In sum, this is an affordable champagne that will not blow the doors off- but is a simple delight both in its personality and its uniqueness. — 4 days ago