La Grande Année Brut Rosé 2004

Pretty wild strawberries and a slatey mineral core lurking beneath. On the palate refreshing and some secondary notes coming through then an electric steely backbone. Lean and delicate but has a good future. — 15 days ago

Naoko Dalla ValleLarry Frierson
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Domaine de Montbourgeau

Brut Crémant du Jura Chardonnay

Adore this wine! Too many Crémants seem to be bottled a day or two after their 9 months minimum but this feels like it’s had longer. Gorgeous colour with hints of gold, beautifully pure and focussed, very dry (probably Extra Brut) with lemon, green apple, hazelnut and light pastry & Parmesan notes. There’s also a light oxidative bruised apple note that adds real character to the wine. A fantastic alternative to cheap Champagne, a very grown up fizz, in my mind if Bollinger made Crémant this would be it. If you’re looking to step up from Prosecco this is probably too austere for you but if you already appreciate Crémant or Champagne you should love this!" — 2 months ago


James Bond 007 Brut Champagne 2005

Celebrating Passover and Easter together. Mazel!!! — 3 months ago

Dom TourreJohn RothermelKristen Weinstein
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Celebrating well! Enjoy...


La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 1996

Nice medium gold hue. Vibrant nose. Good steady small bubbles. Notes of fresh baked bread, Meyer lemon, gravel stone, apricot, warmed apple slices and some spice. Chewy structure. Lasting finish. Can’t think of better juice at the moment for a day at the beach. — 20 days ago

Keith, Alex and 10 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Nothing better than Bolly rosé while relaxing in the queue 🎾 — 18 days ago

Jarod StirlingMadison Thatcher
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Paul Bara

Brut Réserve Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Deep, complex, and highly expressive. Very good for the price point. More in the style of Bollinger. — 3 months ago

Taryne ElaKrystal Vento
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Love that style.


Franciacorta Brut

Color and bubbles like any good-quality Franciacorta, but this wine was stunning on the nose and palate with bees wax, honey and nuts like a mix of an -02 Person on the nose and a Bollinger brut on the palate. Amazing. — 4 months ago

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Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Celebrating my DBU paper. Tasted of apple at first, settled into a similar experience as Louis Roederer. — 6 days ago


R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Chapter Candidate Dinner; 22 June 2019 at Yono's, Albany, NY

(Donated bottles from one of our members, we strayed from our fully Burgundy tradition for starting the night, but in the best way possible.)
— a month ago

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R.D. in my top 5 Champagnes for sure. I should have crashed the event in Albany. My goodness; fantastic lineup!
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@Michael Herzog Yes, it was great, I have some older versions in the cellar, but this was drinking fantastic.

Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Compared to a 2008 Bollinger Grand Annee, the complexity here and overall mouthfeel outdid the Bolly. I was wondering what everyone was crowding around in the back room, but quickly figured it out. Pours to a light pale straw hue. Nose of creme brulee and cashew. Entry with small bubbles. Very oxidative style and does not care what you think about that! Does not have high acid. I was getting peaches and pears, with a nice oxidative bready creaminess with a rather smooth and long tiny bubble finish. Wow. Doing WELL. — 3 months ago

Dan FitzgeraldShay AClare Gillette
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This is the best champagne I’ve ever tasted. Disclaimer: it’s very much made in an oxidative style, so if that’s not your style preference, this may be a bit much. I absolutely love this style (Krug, Bollinger, CHeidsieck, etc), and this is the beer example I’ve come across. Whiff of sherry on the nose as expected with roasted nougat, toffee and lemon baked pie. Fine mousse and quite creamy. The palate has balanced acidity and the texture is just astounding with so many layers...oven baked caramel apple, honey roasted cashews and English biscuits. Just impeccable!