Most of the beauty will show after 1-2 days open. The charm lives within the amplitudes. It’s a highly calibrated precise weaving of chalk, saline, and yeast. Creamy piercing acid and Chardonnay typicity. Lemon, white perfumed flowers, yellow apple. Finish goes and goes. — 10 days ago
At Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay balance. More floral aromatics than the Winston. Similar to the 1996 vintage in many respects but a one week delay in picking over 1996 to gain better ripeness. Other differences were no malo in 1996 and for 2008 16% Malo. Also more oak influence in 2008 - 3% to 22%. 9 years on Lees. Tyson said it will not attain its full potential until 2038 and go on for another 20 years after that Great freshness minerality and tension. Tyson said this was the greatest Cristal he has ever had. At Montrachet Restaurant. — 6 days ago
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. — 6 days ago
Tight, fresh, and complex. Chalk and salt takes centre stage here, supported by lemon, green apple, orange oil, and brioche notes. Super floral nose that's finely kissed by aldehydic elements, which just highlights how elegant this BdB is. Absolutely adored this. Thanks for the nice discovery, J.
Didn't find much info. This is from Vin Chicago's website: "Richard and Karine Fouquet farm eight hectares in the Grand Cru villages of Cramant and Chouilly. They sell most of their fruit to large houses, retaining a small amount to bottle under their own Guiborat label. While designated as nonvintage, the "Prisme.13" consists entirely of fruit from the excellent 2013 vintage. Disgorged in early 2017, it is replete with high-pitched tension and chalk-themed minerality. The palate is generous and concentrated, giving ripe lemon and yellow apple fruits on the long, complex, nicely textured finish." — 19 days ago
Deep pink with orange tints. A terrific amount of tiny bubbles and an amazing crispness and freshness to this. Really fine strawberries, orange zest, and peach essence upfront on the nose with that signature toasted bread coming in later. Rich and creamy in the mouth, this is a seductive and sexy stunner of a Champagne. She just keeps coming and giving you more and more. The overt sweetness fades into elegance on the midpalate and a nice tartness on the finish. That same lively fruit continues onto the palate and is joined by dried herbs, fresh cut brioche bread, and nice minerality. — 8 days ago
Champagne is for celebrating! Today, 12 years ago, I married my love & best friend in Cortona, Italy...in the heart of Tuscany. The day still lingers like it was yesterday. It was a spectacular day that I will never forget. Such memories!!!
So, to my wife Sofia, cheers!🍾🥂. I love you today more than ever.
All my previous notes apply. 9.4 on the Champange, a 10 on my partner choice and our day twelve years ago.
Photos of; the Piazza of the La Repubblica...the building we were married, us leaving for our reception and one of the better meals of our life, walking through town on the way to our reception and our wedding ceremony. — 12 days ago
Quite the birthday dinner. By far the best wine paring I have ever had with a dinner. Now it’s time to go run the Chicago Marathon! Lightning minerality, fresh lemon zest, smell of brioche dough about to go into a warm oven. Great way to start the meal of a lifetime. — 5 days ago
Prior notes still apply, wonderful bottle!
Nose is lightly briney, fresh sage and peppercorn and cold yellow apple.
Palate has chalky red fruits, abundant red & yellow cherry, great acid and even better mineral texture.
I usually decant this bottle to alleviate some of the bubbles (they're crazy), but opted to not today. We're sitting by the chimenea this afternoon, so I'm just letting the bottle air out in the ice bucket. — 4 days ago
There's so much going on here. The contrast between oxidation and freshness, the oakiness, hint of ladybug, tension between ripe rich Chardonnay fruit and chalky minerally elements, grippy structure, and long airy finish - love it or hate it, there's just no denying the wine's complexity. Disgorged Oct 17'. — 19 days ago