Four day weekend. Gotta get it off to a good start. Been awhile since we had our 375ml of Ruinart.
The nose shows, ripe, slightly candied; black cherries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals.
The palate is full & touch gummy/candied. Fruits are well extracted, deep, ruby; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Ghostly, not quite fruit brandy or fruit liqueur character, sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, not quite medium, white spice with hints of palate heat, grainy, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals. The acidity lively and crisp. The round, well balanced & polish finish is always consistently satisfying and lingers for minutes.
Photos of; the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, nicely light caves and rolling, hillside, Grand Cru Vineyard.
Not quite sure where “D” gets $83 when you can buy this all day at just under $65. — 3 days ago
Finally a night or weekend we weren’t working on our rental, rushing to get some Christmas shopping done or getting ready to entertain holiday guests. It’s a night for us to chill out. That’s a good thing. It is also our final night to enjoy all our Christmas candlelights before we pack up tomorrow. 😔
We didn’t even enjoy any of one our very favorite N/V Rosé Champagnes over the holidays.
Tastes really good tonight. Showing shades of carbonated Dreamsicle or Creamsicle. However, you remember them growing up. Rich, ripe, candied & lean; black cherries, strawberries, cherries and summertime leaner watermelon. Baguette, grey volcanics, sea spray and finely powdered, razor sharp chalkiness with candied, pink rose pedals. Perfect, crisp, lively acidity and long, rich, well polished & balanced finish with persistence.
Hope you all have had a great start to 2020! — 16 days ago
Champagne and Caviar the ultimate combo especially on a fresh brioche. This delicious Champagne from Ulysse Colin Les Enfers was simply fresh and delicious! It went very well with the Caviar and kept a lovely sense of freshness. The bubbles are lively and the nose splendid. A well made champagne to enjoy also on it own 🥂🥂my score 91, drink to 2024. — 21 hours ago
Pretty sure I haven’t had a better bottle of Champange at $24.99 and even some higher.
The nose reveals; bruised green apple & Bosc pear, lemon meringue, overripe & slightly sour pineapple, lime zest, nougat, vanillin, soft honeycomb, oysters, sea spray, baguette crust, grey volcanic, pleasant chalkiness, whiffs of herbaceousiness, spring flowers, mixed greens and yellow lilies.
The entry is clean, fresh, rich and lively. Bruised green apple & Bosc pear, lemon meringue, golden apple, overripe & slightly sour pineapple, lime zest, nougat, vanillin, caramel, soft honeycomb, sea fossils & spray, baguette crust, nice white spice with some palate heat, grey volcanic, pleasant chalkiness, whiffs of herbaceousiness, spring flowers, mixed greens and yellow lilies. Crisp lively acidity. The finish is refreshingly delicious, well balanced, good, seamless, delineation, nice polish and persists with spice for several minutes on the long set.
Photos of; The House of Baron Fuentes, grapes at harvest, Proprietor Eric De Brisis and one of their Grand Cru vineyards. — 15 days ago
Pale gold color with a really fine mousse. Tons of beautiful tiny bubbles that just keep going and going. Stunning nose of brioche bread, toasted nuts, apricots, and honeydew. High acidity embraces you immediately in the mouth with a dry burst of citrus fruit. A creamy mouthfeel upon entry that starts off a bit round but soon becomes sharper and more focused. As much power as it displays, the elegance and depth absolutely shine here with a delicate mid palate. Freshly baked bread, pears, lemon-lime, and toasted almonds on the palate. A beautiful champagne, one that should be revisited often. — 15 days ago
This is lovely stuff. Showing signs of age but very mellow and in place. Soft breads flavors with some apricot and a hint of honey. There are delicate floral notes on the midpalate and a very generous, balanced finish. Great subtle acidity too. — 3 days ago
Takes time to open up with the initial nose and palate coming off a bit light in flavor. Once it does though it’s a very layered champagne of floral notes followed by a mix of cherries and raspberries. Never picked up the type of volume you get from its grande cuvée. — 11 days ago