Côte Des Blancs, Champagne

Franck Bonville

Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend Rosé

David T
9.1

Interesting this can be up to 96% Chardonnay. They trade Chardonnay fruit for Pinot to make this. Franck Bonville only grows Chardonnay. 5 grams dosage.

It has excellent mousse and racy acidity. Better depth than the two previous cuvées.

Strawberries, cherries, very light black raspberries, touch of orange citrus, pink grapefruit, their is a tanginess here, nice soft chalkiness & volcanics, saline, sea fossils, white spice, yeast, baguette crust, cheesecake, pink flowers/roses, excellent acidity, nicely balanced with good tension and a nicely polished finish that last a minute.

This is the youngest in the mix and most of the base wine is from 2021…a year filled with weather issues from start to finish. Don’t think you’ll see many producers make a vintage cuvée.

@K&L Rosé tasting in advance of V-day
— 18 days ago

Severn, Ming and 9 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Degorg 2002 my best Selosse ever — 2 months ago

Roman, Shay and 15 others liked this

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2018

Disgorged in 2020.
Young and beautiful champagne. I love PN champagne. It has so much power, brioche, hazlenuts, ripe apple and nice acidity.
— 11 days ago

Peter, Martin and 3 others liked this

Ruinart

Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Love the all chard such as this. Almost evaporates off the tongue. Crisp with toasty brioche, green apples and some citrus. — 14 days ago

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Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Celebrating Maggie’s job! — a month ago

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1996

Happy Valentine’s Day! Continuing our tradition of pulling one of these each year - 11 down, only 1 more to go after this! Reminder that we need to choose a new case of something soon.

This is excellent as always but I’m not sure hits quite the same high note as last year’s bottle. Fine mousse, nose a bit more restrained. Palate is explosive and so deep with wonderful candied caramelized lemon peel. Wonderful pairing with carbonara!
— 14 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Baller wine!
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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

D:11/20 superlative bubbles, held their own through the full meal. Richer and rounder than prior initial bottling, almost felt glimpses of Substance.. — 12 days ago

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Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 1997

Still quite medium light lemon yellow , pretty youthful looking . Was pretty difficult to get the cork out and wasn’t going to risk sabrage on a bottle of Salon ! A few very fine but persistent bottles . Nicely yellow fruit driven nose , lemon peel, vanilla , acacia , orange blossom and pastry . On the palate quite rich and rounded , those citrus peel notes , mixed with oyster shell , and dried apricot , and baked pastry . Quite a lot of extract still and really quite fresh , long and well balanced finish . Perfect drinking now and over the next 10 years perhaps. This is the original release from a case purchased here in Brazil about 7 years ago, still going strong which is good to know . — 2 months ago

Severn, Tom and 5 others liked this