Champagne, France

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the disgorgement date but I know it is pre 2013. Aromas of baked apples , nuts and hints of oxidation. Robust acidity and complex flavors tease your tongue but somehow lacked the energy level I expect with this producer. Definitely more oxidative in the mouth then on the nose. — a day ago

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Alex Jones

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@Ira Schwartz pretty similar experience with any of his wines that have more than five years in the bottle.
Ira Schwartz

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@Alex Jones That is disappointing. Thankfully that has not been my experience.

Brice

Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Champagne

It's been a long week of work for both my wife and me, only thing needed to help us ease our way into the weekend, is Champagne.

Prior notes still apply, wonderful bottle!

Decanted ~3 hours, just perfect tonight.
— 5 days ago

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Ployez-Jacquemart

Extra Brut Champagne Rosé

Love this linear, focused Rosé. It never disappoints. I love these Extra Bruts. Drank with some pasta and blistered tomatoes and it was a great pairing, but just a great night with parents and social distancing on the porch. I’ll keep going back to this well. — 11 days ago

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Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend

75 bdb 25 Bdn.

On open nose is yeasty. A hint of lemon zest. pretty. A hint of candied lemon peel.

Palate - wow. Deliciously lemon fruit that is so good it’s almost sweet even though it’s brut. Some nice minerality. Extremely high on the deliciousness scale.

Long lemony finish. Some lemon peel.
— 3 days ago

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David Léclapart

Cuvée l'Apôtre Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Champagne 2009

This is gorgeous. Kicked the rating up a notch after tasting on day two. Rich, vinous, old-school minded with its oxidative upbringing. Apparently a cool site with his oldest vines, this has tremendous grace give the ripeness of the vintage. — 5 days ago

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Thienot

Black Ball Champagne Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2007

Thought it was a nice bottle especially for $60.00,
K&L notes,


Absolutely incredible opportunity on this creamy, supple Blanc de Blancs that still has great focus and precision and superior, long, mineral finish. Like all of the Thienot vintage wines, this bottling is entirely estate grown from the family's nearly 70 acres of vines. From the winery: "In 1985 Alain Thiénot launched his eponymous Champagne House, driven by his experience as a courtier and close-knit relationships with Champagne growers. This was quite a challenge in a sector where the greatest names began their existence as early as the 18th century. Never willing to compromise on quality or expertise, Alain Thiénot has transformed this vision into one of his key strengths. From this point forwards, using a strategy targeting the gastronomy sector, he has successfully conquered markets in France and abroad. He has passed on this passion and vision to his children, Garance and Stanislas, who decided to join the family business in 2003. With its resolutely modern philosophy, the most recently established, privately owned and family-run Champagne House continues its expansion."
— 7 days ago

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Mailly

L'Intemporelle Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2011

Light amber with a bouquet of stone fruits with citrus notes and yeasty tones. Plenty of bubbles dancing in the flute. Crisp and fresh, mineral, white flesh fruit, citrus well balanced with acidity. Lingering finish with zesty ending. Nice Grand Cru. Tasting Sample. — a day ago

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Have had odd glasses of La Grande Dame but this is the first time I have shared a bottle with the better half and we were both mightily impressed. A veritable effervescent cloud of ultra fine bubbles. Yeasty aromas of Vegemite and fresh bread - some green Apple notes (aldehydes?). Lemony and grapefruit flavours on the palate with a silky texture. Very fresh at 16 years of age with intensity. Fine and subtle yet full bodied and intense - quite beguiling. The epitome of fine champagne. Will definitely buy the 2008 La Grande Dame. — 13 days ago

Ira, Juan and 18 others liked this

Château de Bligny

Grand Réserve Brut Rose Champagne

Balanced not sweet go to rose. There is a light toasty nose that translates to more serious flavors in the mouth and finish. Red fruit and strawberries. Sigh — 3 days ago

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Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2002

David T
9.7

Now, this is a Champagne worthy of my last year in my current decade.

It’s not inexpensive but, there’s a reason for that.

From the moment I put my nose to the glass, I got a a sense of warm, inviting delicacy. There is; cream, soft ginger, fall green apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, green melons, lightly bruised pear, marmalade jam, as soft as white spice can be, grey volcanics, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The palate enters like Tango dancers & cross-fades into ballet. Perfect richness, mousse & micro-oxygenation with gentle, absolute, perfect acidity. The minerality is fine, delicate & straight up in my wheelhouse. Cream, understated, melted butter, ginger, fall, Granny Smith apples, mango, guava, slightly sour lemons, lime zest/ peel/candy, perfectly, ripe pineapple, white peach, peach, tangerine, green melons, lightly bruised pear, some apple cider, marmalade jam, honeysuckle, herbaceousiness, a shade of mint, as soft as white spice can be, delicate, grey volcanics with limestone, good chalkiness, vanillin, sea spray, lovely, melted caramel notes, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, non funky cheese rind, toast, silvered almonds to nut skin with, orange blossoms, white & lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The long, amazing, well balanced finish is simply Mozart.

The 02 is a blend of 39% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay & 21% Pinot Meunier. This bottle spent at least 12 years in Krug's cellars, receiving its cork in autumn 2014.

Photos of; the House of Krug, their very tall & countless stainless steel tanks they hold still wine(s), fermenting or library bottles in their caves & Krug Clos du Mesnil Vineyard.
— 12 days ago

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Ryan Vento

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Very nice.
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Lovely to share this Champagne with you as we celebrate your birthday
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