Champagne

Chartogne-Taillet

Heurtebise Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

These are 2011 grapes, disg in March 2017 with 5 g/L dosage. The bubbles are strong to begin, so if I were to do this again, I would either give this a few years or a decant...or just let it sit for a while. Notes from 4 hrs open. On the nose: pure chalk, followed by lemon oil...slathered in minerality. With vigorous swirling, a touch of sawdust. On the palate, fantastic acidity paired with excellent depth: lemon oil, a suggestion of custard, good salinity and soft mousse lifts these flavors. A very nice, complex style. — 5 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 5 others liked this

Caillez-Lemaire

Cuvée Jadis Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Lyle Fass
9.5

Yeastiness, lemon, brioche, toasty, minerals, nuts, so concentrated and lemony. Huge power, acids and so so juicy. So long. Balanced and almost orb like. Amazing balance and purity. Showing so well. — 8 days ago

Neil, Rob and 7 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Oh man, a couple bottles at the house, have been getting a serious stare down lately.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin in an insane place. Pop!

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Gorgeous sweet edges. Lovely fruit but balancing acidity. Very good stuff with a long life ahead. From mag. — 2 days ago

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Josh, Eric and 5 others liked this
Shay A

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My favorite champagne for the price.

Vadin-Plateau

Renaissance Premier Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Colour is dark yellow gold given 100% Pinot Meunier. Green apple, some pastry, fresh, fairly large and full feel on the palate, vivid acidity, not the most finesse and elegance i have seen in a Champagne, but still good given the soft price.

Couleur assez prononcée due surement au fait que c’est 100% Pinot Meunier. Pommes vertes, un peu brioché, belle acidité, assez large en bouche, une certaine fraîcheur mais pas le plus fin et élégant Champagne que j’ai bu, toutefois assez bien compte tenu du prix doux. 88-89
— a day ago

Hanibal, Michael and 3 others liked this

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 1990

Medium gold with more active bubbles than the 90 Dom next to it. More intense and complex nose. Notes of stones, citrus, some mushroom, toasted nuts and a little old ripe apple. Nice richness and mousse in the mouth, with a solid line of acidity to deliver a balanced overall impression. With air this became more creamy and enjoyable. Great stuff, paired well against tuna tartare and some other appetizers. (Bday 2 of 13) — 8 days ago

Shay, Alex and 18 others liked this

A. Margaine

Special Club Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2012

A gorgeous expression of CH from Montagne de Reims. Balanced mix of soil expressions come through as this has chalky verve and length and supplying ripe, ample fruit and flesh to the palate. Candied tangerine, ripe citrus peel, wet chalk, tarragon, spring honey, a subtle warm spice note, brioche and hazelnut. Beautiful balance with the 8g/l dosage as the texture of the wine is seamless and the density of the fruit in check. Would love to age but enjoyed over a couple hours was perfect. — 15 days ago

Ira, Josh and 4 others liked this

Leclerc Briant

Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Fleshy stone fruit with citrus notes on the finish. Long finish with great texture on the palate. More of a quality family time champagne than a bottle to pop at parties. — 11 days ago

Eric, Ken and 20 others liked this

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Rosé 2012

The 2012 ‘La Grand Annee’ is a seriously good wine that has massive cellaring potential. Marzipan with hints of nutmeg and brioche offer their place on the bouquet. The silky mousse really entices as layers of kumquat zest and Challah bread collide with minerals, smoke and lovely green apple tones on the palate. The length and elegance of this wine is really great, as is the lovely sense of texture. Long and generous, this has the richness and laser-like minerality to cellar well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2035- 94 — 9 days ago

Bryan, Ron and 23 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 1990

Kicking the festivities off with some 1990 Champagne. This is medium gold with active bubble stream. Brioche toast nose. Also notes of citrus, apple juice and stones. Pleasant in the mouth but not overpowering. Decent showing but I expected (and wanted) more energy and mousse. (Bday 1 of 13) — 8 days ago

Billy, Shay and 20 others liked this
Manny Abascal

Manny Abascal

Happy birthday. What a line up! Memorable night.
Jan A

Jan A

Happy Birthday, great line up throughout!

Marguet Père et Fils

Shaman 15 Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2015

Another champagne with great texture. Pear, apples with a hint of red berries finishing with a bit of brioche. A champagne that can stand by itself rather than just an aperitif. — 10 days ago

Severn, Paul and 16 others liked this