Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Always a favorite in our house. 60% pinot noir and 30% of it is aged in barrel. Its shows in the power of the wine, but there has been a turn towards a little more finesse in recent bottlings of this wine. This strikes a great balance. — 13 days ago

Arden, Severn and 6 others liked this


La Grande Année Brut Rosé 1990

Seen better days. Still a treat. — 18 days ago

David, Ken and 4 others liked this


Clos des Goisses Champagne Blend 2008

Open and ready for business. The Bollinger grand Annee is still my favorite 08 but this is not too far behind. — 12 days ago

Bryan, Shay and 4 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Shay A

A few wines from last week’s 4th Friday event!

I was craving some bubbles, so I opened this. For Bollinger, I expected this to be a touch more rich and powerful. What I got was a fairly elegant and finesse driven rosé champagne. Very red berry fruit driven upfront with some strawberry cream, toasted biscuit, and sea salted rhubarb fruit. So energetic on the palate but a fine balance between blanc de noir style vs rosé. Gummy red fruits with some strawberry shortbread and some sweetness toward the finish. I think these are likely better closer to release (as opposed to their special Cuvee sibling, which can be marvelous with a touch of age).
— 23 days ago

Dan Fitzgerald
with Dan
Ted, Severn and 31 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Looks like it was a great event!


La Grande Année Brut Pinot Noir - Chardonnay Champagne Blend 2008

Surprisingly good amongst all the other heavy hitters. Cheapest of the ten, but prob fourth on my scorecard. Bright, vibrant, young and fresh. Elegant? yes! Boisterous, spilling out of the glass... tart green apple and bright vibrant acidity with tons of mousse. Fun and exouberant... I need to double down on this one. — a month ago

Matt, Ira and 8 others liked this


R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2004

A little agressing the bubbles — 12 days ago

David, Mike and 4 others liked this


Extra Quality Brut Aÿ Champagne Blend

Very dry, even smells dry. Less bread then piper — 5 days ago


Genevieve's Block Devoto Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

By coincidence I had two Donelan whites on near consecutive nights. The Chard is pretty punchy. Lemon and minerals. Some brioche. Tasty. Like a flat Bollinger. — 25 days ago

Trixie, Hugh and 17 others liked this


James Bond 007 Brut Champagne 2002

50th anniversary edition from the stellar’02 vintage. Sensational!!
Disg June 12, full of red fruit flavor, almost tasted like VVF! A deep golden color with tinges of red. Bollinger close to its best.
— 4 months ago