Absolutely wonderful. Hautvillers is the birth place of the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, who was one of the most influential people involved in the upbringing of Champagne, in the late 1600's up til his death in 1715. It is no surprise that even part of the make up of Dom Pérignon includes high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Hautvillers, as well as many other grand cru and premiere cru sites such as Ay, Bouzy, and Mailly.
Vintage 2011 - aromatic and citrus nose, with tufts of brioche dough - lively bubbles, pear, quince, vanilla cream puff, and a creamy pallet - spark of acidity mid palate, but not angular, helping give more dimension to the wine. Super enjoyable champagne. — 8 days ago
Wonderful evening at the City Club courtesy of Jeff’s hosting at the Friday group. Cellar guessing Jeff is a dangerous game as he’s the type who plans to throw curveballs! All wines served blind.
My guess here was ‘02 champagne. Wasn’t too far off was but was surprised at the youth. Started off too cold but gained richness as it warmed. Dominant note of hazelnut here. Not many reductive notes, thankfully. Really nice. — 23 days ago
Such great value! While I feel doesn't have the Bereche typicity, it's so elegant and poised. Fruiter, more powerful, less mineral, but bolstered by racy acidity.
I think Vinous nails my tasting notes, so I'm just gonna leave that here:
"The 2008 Côte Premier Cru, a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Vertus, is striking. Translucent and expressive, the 2008 captures a gorgeous, crystalline expression of Vertus Chardonnay, with a little added body and texture from the Pinot. Sweet floral and honeyed notes wrap around the expressive, precise finish. There is a lot to like here. Dosage is 6 grams/liter." — 3 days ago
Color : Rosé
Wine estate : Bollinger
Designation : Champagne
Name : Rosé Brut
Country : France
Vivino : 4/5
Note : With a salmon color and a nose of peach and apricot, this Rosé is refreshing and is pleasant to enjoy as an aperitif, dish or dessert. Notes of flowers and woody toast in the end, character and finesse in its bubbles.
Avec une robe saumon et un nez de pêche et d’abricot, ce Rosé est rafraîchissant et est plaisant à déguster autant à l’apéritif, le plat ou le dessert. Des notes de fleurs et de toast boisé en final, du caractère et une finesse dans ses bulles.
👍🏻Vivino, FB : GabWine | IG : gabriel_dvl 🥂 — 14 days ago
🎉 Happy Anniversary Mrs E 🍾
We had a hot tub in our room & Mrs E demanded champagne 🙇♂️🤣
This £125-135 NV Krug has really improved since a year ago as it was a little to sharp & acidic 😎 but now more rounded & will keep improving 😉
#️⃣ Krug ID 216027
ℹ️ Edition 164
🍾 Disg’d Spring 2016
🗓 Wines 1990-2008
🏵 94 points with more potential
🍇 48% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay & 17% Pinot Meunier
🍷 Golden light straw
👃 Citrus almond sweet biscuit brioche bathed in minerals w/ honey & vanilla creme brûlée cracked sugar caramel
👄 Med bodied fresh citrus mousse of Granny Smith apple pie & vanilla custard w/ citrus lemon curd on an almond croissant in med acidity
🎯 Long mineral dry biscuity punchy creamy citrus & green apple
🤔 What other demands will Mrs E have tonight — 7 days ago