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Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne 2007

Shay A
9.4

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

I’ve now had this twice in the last month. Lucky me. First time was at the Billecart tasting, and they spoke very highly of this (as they should). This was served a little warmer than I enjoy my champagnes so it was hard to enjoy the crispness or the mousse, but there was a gorgeous layer of bright yet restrained red fruits like rhubarb and strawberry cream. Even some kiwi and dragon fruit. Hardly any yeast. But even at a warmer temp, this stayed in balance. I called this mid 2000s rosé champagne and guessed it was the Billecart Cuvee Elizabeth, but I had some help from others as we brainstormed. Partial credit!
— 16 hours ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Shay, that’s an amazing selection of wines! Hugh

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Rosé 2008

At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Tyson was gobsmacked by this Champagne giving it 100 points. The colour was Salmon with a touch of copper. Strawberry notes with rose petals. Louis Roederer have been working hard on their biodynamic regime in the vineyard. Biodynamics create greater vigour in the vine allowing the roots to penetrate deeper into the chalk. Incredible depth length and precision - stays in the mouth for minutes. Only 31 bottles came to Australia and 8 bottles used up on this dinner. One could write pages about the production techniques used in this Rose Champagne - like Carbonic Maceration of the Pinot bunches by Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon the winemaker. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane. — 12 days ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Nice set of reviews 🥂
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Clive - 3 more to go.
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Saw the rest, that’s a top evening.

Krug

Brut Champagne Rosé Blend

Ron R
9.6

Mini wine nerd herd in NYC! Our lovely ladies in shot.
WS event brings em to town. A wonderful gift from
@Shawn R. Understated, yet extravagant. Weightless, with roasted nuts and baked apples on the nose and palate - to die for! Thank you, Shawn!!!
— 3 days ago

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Ron R

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True dat, @Bill Bender 😚
David L

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It was a blend of 1990, 96, 02 , 04. Outstanding!
9.5
Alexandre Pagliano

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This is top notch stuff from my experience !

Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

It’s Friday, gotta kick it off with Champagne. This Friday a little N/V Ruinart Rosé.

The fruits are; ripe, ruby and slightly candied. Deeply extracted; strawberries, black cherries, some black raspberries, cherries, ripe, juicy, summertime watermelon, touch of pomegranate, blood orange, understated, fine, powdery chalkiness, powdery seashells, sea spray, grey volcanic minerals, soft white spice, hard baguette crust with red & pink roses. The gently crisp acidity is dead on. The long, rich, ruby, well balanced, polished finish is delicious and nicely persistent.

Photos of, Dom Thierry Ruinart, our recently added Chrysanthemums, fresh fall table flowers and candle pumpkin. It’s fall! ‘‘Tis the season”...🍂🍁🎃🕷👻👹😱 🍾🥂
— 4 days ago

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Laurent-Perrier

La Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.1

If you like a mostly reductive champagne with good mousse, nicely, bright green apple, white citrus zest, some pear, ripe pineapple, stone fruit, kiwi, vanillin, grey volcanic minerals, penetrating deep white spice, sea fossils/spray, hard baguette crust, sharp chalkiness, Jasmine, yellow lilies, field of spring flowers, crisp acidity and a long, well polished with good balance and length, this is likely for you. As well, smartly priced for good Champange.

Photos of; the House of Laurent Perrier, tasting room shots and one of their immaculately groomed Grand Cru Vineyards.
— 3 days ago

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Ming Liang

Ming Liang

@David T Is planning to spend a week in Champagne region in Mid Nov, and want to visit a large house and a grower. Any recommendations?

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Feet up and game on In the lounge. Time to kick it off with some BSR. Ahhhh!

Showing some leaner & more restrained fruits of; strawberries, watermelon near the rind, cherries, orange citrus-blood orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit with a splash of sugar and black cherries. Still showing their signature, soft, powdery, chalkiness with an edge of a razor. Seashell fossil, sea spray-saline, baguette crust, pink roses and florals. The acidy is always crisp and dead on for my palate. The long, rich, well balanced, polished finish persists nicely.

Photos of; one of their Grand Cru vineyards at sunset, two shots inside the House of Billecart and their beautifully manicured grounds.
— 10 days ago

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Gaston Chiquet

Tradition Brut Champagne

Pop tart brown sugar and molasses. Then a little fruit - fuzzy dried apricots, ripe red cherries, white flowers, and toasty brioche. Flavors of lemon ice and white peach with a bitter almond skin twist at the end. Exquisite. — 2 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn Sounds really delicious!

Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

2006 Krug ‘Brut’ Champagne- The 2006 Krug ‘Brut’ Champagne is a resounding success from this warm vintage in Champagne. Both high toned and rich aromatically, kumquat purée with shades of nutmeg infused Challah bread and baked Bosc pear all take their shape in the glass. The rich, almost oily, texture delightfully coats the mid-palate. Ripe white grapefruit, sourdough bread and ginger flavors all sing in harmony on this expressive palate. As good as the texture is, the highly gratifying, minute-long finish, completes this scintillating new wine. While this beautiful vintage Champagne is showing marvelously in its youth, it will have an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 2019-2035- 97 — 4 days ago

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@P A Cheers to the weekend 🍾
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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Cheers for the weekend to you too 🍷

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2004

At the Come Taste the Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. The 6 th and final Champagne and what better way to finish than with the power of a Vintage Krug. 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunière ; aged more than 11 years on Lees. This is one of the rare vintages of Krug to have more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. Malic acid to the fore with crunchy green Apple notes. Tastes amazingly young and fresh - aiming for a long living style. Noticeable acidity finishing very dry. Tyson says at 15 years of age that it needs another 15 to reach its full potential. The French Somm at Montrachet told me this was his favourite of the 6 stellar champagnes. Powerful but retains its elegance incredibly. — 12 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

At The Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir/Chardonnay. Quite BdB - very lemony and Chardonnay in style. So fresh and young - you would never pick this as 17 years of age. Aged 13 years on Lees. Evolving at glacial pace with developing layers of complexity. Will mature to 2030. A wonderful Champagne from the excellent 2002 vintage. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane. — 12 days ago

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