Billy Le Grand, Montagne De Reims

Paul Dethune

Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend

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

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Paul Dethune

Cuvée à l'Ancienne Grand Cru Brut Champagne 2012

A special wine. Blast of apple and pear at the core wrapped in honeycomb and lemon and a serious long chalky finish. The mousse on this bottle is very fine and creamy. I also got notes of yeasty biscuit and toasted nuts. — 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2012👍 Love it.

Camille Savès

Grand Cru Brut Millésimé Champagne 2009

Wonderful ‘09 from Camille Saves. Just the right amount of dosage. Just now rating. Drank very well celebrating the final end to the election; not one way or the other as much as the end of the process... — a month ago

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Edmond Barnaut

Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Champagne Quintessence du Pinot Noir

White wine, red berries. Rich. — 11 days ago

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Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

David T

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

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David T

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@Sharon B And, you as well. Stay safe in our Covid nuclear winter. 😱🙏🏼
David T

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@Eric As much as I’d like to take credit for it, I have to give to Marie Callender's. I’d did make crust for my pecan pie last weekend. Just not when I have to do all the prep & cooking for Thanksgiving. Enjoy a great Turkey Day.

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You as well @David T


La Grande Ruelle Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne 2006

17.5/20 (93/100) Заметный медный оттенок в цвете. Аромат фруктовой карамели, спелых яблок, малины, ванили и булки бриошь. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью. Насыщенное во вкусе. Отлично! — 6 days ago

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René-Henri Coutier

Brut Rosé Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Strawberries and white cherry. Smooth light toast finish. 15% Pinot, 85% Chardonnay. 2015 (70%) Reserve (30%). Disgorged 10/2019. Dosage 7g/L. TBL — 19 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Great bottle! Cheers!


Les Crayères Vieilles Vignes Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Grand Cru Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir

After 72 months this was disgorged in 2018. Dark yellow and quite some mousse but refined bulles not aggressive. What a mouth full of wine this is. Hazelnut, caramel, limezest and finishes over a minute.
Great wine!
— 6 days ago

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One of my absolute favorite champagnes!


@Shay A cannot do anything else then agree Shay. Truly remarkable! More impressive then some of the big brands!

François Secondé

Brut Champagne

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

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Adrien Renoir

Lieu Dit Les Montants Grand Cru Verzy Chardonnay 2015

Great. Lacked a tat of acidity. No formal Notes. — 17 days ago

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