Champagne Blend

Laurent-Perrier

Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 Champagne Blend

A truly imperious champagne. Exceedingly beautiful in the glass with a crystalline pale gold color. The effervescence is effusive and almost emotional. Nice intensity on the nose with apricots and honeydew initially. Lemon zest and butter along with toasted brioche bread. Faded flowers and honey. Roasted nuts really begin to shine after an hour or so.

As always with Grand Siecle, this is a blend of three years, 2004, 2006, and 2007 for this 24th iteration. Quite the stately and baronial wine. Absolutely ready to drink now but obviously will just continue to grow into itself more over the years. 55/45 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir from 11 Grand Crus, poise is the key here. All is in balance and form. Equally thrilling and reflective. Grace and power. It’s a bit stunning at times.

Very precise and focused, this is pure and driven in the mouth. Citrus is all over the palate, along with crusty bread and fresh herbs. There’s plenty of minerality but also an innate savory nature, as well. This just goes on and on and on, leading to an impeccably long and delicious finish. I’m in lust. A a Tête de Cuvée that drinks like one.
— 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Elegant review as always!🍾
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Willie, you brought me to tears with this description.
I live vicariously through your Champagne addiction.
Well played Sir.

Les Vins Du 7

Bulles de Comptoir #9 Tradition Champagne Pinot Noir Blend

And now for something quite different. A champagne rebel and man of his own time and mind, Charles Dufour is producing some extraordinary wines. And they live up to the hype. A nice mild amber color with lazy, small bubbles. The nose is rather intense with a nice bit of nutmeg up front. Plenty of citrus fruit that never overwhelms but is certainly enveloping. Woodsmoke and wood, red apples, and just a little honey.

As natural as natural wine gets. Organic, hand picked, herbicide free. This most certainly tastes natural, in the best way possible. 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and an added 10% of Pinot Blanc. From beautiful Côte des Bar terroir and aged for two years on lees. 80% of the wine comes from the 2018 harvest with the remaining 20% coming from a perpetual reserve dating back to 2010. With an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l, there’s rather zippy acidity and innate purity here.

This really is one of those bottles that unique and highly, highly expressive. Very nuanced with outrageous complexity. The palate is fantastic with apples and a bit of cinnamon to boot. Every sip screams natural and terroir driven. Special, special stuff. Unique and gorgeous.
— 10 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very nicely reviewed!🍾
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Severn Goodwin One of a kind stuff
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you, that means so much to me!

Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2000

Fresh and crystalline with a salty, oyster shell nose. A little sweetness in the front, a fiber mousse with tall detail and transparency. Light on its feet alongside the Dom 02. Not as intense but very pretty. — 5 days ago

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Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Brut Champagne Blend

This won a $40 and under bubbles tasting back in December but it's feeling too fruity in May. Still a good value but I'm looking elsewhere for those upcoming Miller-Geitz nuptials. — 8 days ago

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Alexandre Filaine

Cuvée Spéciale Brut Damery Champagne Blend

Grammy smith jolly rancher. Bubbles are aggressive and not as tight. -but lively and tasty nonetheless. Potato starch, apricot. — 5 days ago

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Moët & Chandon

Cuvée Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Limestone, lime, light honey, white flowers. Young. Great structure. Needs time — 21 hours ago

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Major-General Sir William Biddles Curran

Major-General Sir William Biddles Curran

I just bought some of this.
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

we all did! Some say it’s better than 96 and 08.
Conrad Green

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It certainly isn’t yet

Vincent Couche

Brut Millésimé Champagne Blend 2010

Bouteille un peu moins impressionnate que la précédente, c’est bien surtout pour le prix, pommes mures, assez frais mais semblait plus évoluée et un brin plus “liquoreuse”. 88-89

Nice with ripe apples, some freshness but this bottle was mot as impressive as the last one, a touch more heavy or liquor feel to it.
— 8 days ago

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Domaine Dehours

Collection Lieu-dit Mareuil-le-Port La Côte en Bosses Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Deg 12-2020
1552 bottles produced.

Rich, wild, tight and mega complex. Candied fruit, briny umami notes (mushroom, soy, seaweed), beautiful minerality.
Wow…
— 5 days ago

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Nicolas Maillart

Brut Millésimé 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2016

Vintage 2016 | Refinement and elegance. Beautiful. 100% Pinot meunier. 4gr dosage, degorgement 9/2020. From Ecueil, a small place with very good growers. | Paired with Sunday lunch, codfish and courgette/tomato ovendish. — 10 days ago

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Jay Kline

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Maillart 🙌🏽

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Laid in chalk cellars in 2016
Disgorged in 2019

👃Smoky minerality is predominant. Also hazelnuts, patisserie, apples and pears. This is bold

👅Fresh and precise. Good fruit. Full bodied. Pronounced minerality. Minimal oxidative notes. Slight perfume. Excellent acidity and enough sweetness to make this very drinkable.
Tolerated a broad range of temperatures

Solid value for champagne and a champagne that should please a wide audience. (Maybe not the “no dosage” adherents)

And a beatiful bottle no less👍
— 18 days ago

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Shay A

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My house champagne. I miss the days when the time between “laid in chalk” and “disgorged” was 6-8yrs, but even the newer releases are so enjoyable.
Brent Young

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This was my first Charles Heidsieck and I can certainly understand why it is your house bubbly👍 Great QPR and I could drink this often 🥂@Shay A