Champagne Collet

Paul Goerg

Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend 2007

Shay A
9.3

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend who is needing some samples/lab analysis done for comparative research. Hard way to spend a Monday...

Total surprise and up there for my favorite of the day. I know nothing of this producer, so I’m not sure if my notes are due to it being vintage, but this was like a cross of the Vilmart & the Bollinger. It took the best traits of each and combined them...the ripe and sharp acidity green Apple and pear from the Vilmart with the toasted oak/sweet nougat & ginger from the Bollinger. Wonderful. Thanks
@Jeff Meyer
— 21 hours ago

Jeff MeyerWeston EidsonDan Fitzgerald
with Jeff, Weston and 1 other
Aaron, Bill and 24 others liked this

Charles & Alphrede (Ch. & A.) Prieur

Grand Prieur Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Shay A
9.2

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend who is needing some samples/lab analysis done for comparative research. Hard way to spend a Monday...

Another new producer to me. Tasted next to the vintage Paul Goerg, they were very similar, with this one showing a bit more ripeness from the fruit. More lemon dominant with biscuit, orange honey and crushed flower. Thanks
@Keith Fisher
— 21 hours ago

Jeff MeyerWeston EidsonDan Fitzgerald
with Jeff, Weston and 1 other
Bill, Ryan and 25 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Shay A
9.5

Celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday. She prefers champagne over red wine (and she really enjoys red wine) so this was definitely a perfect bottle. Awesome, creamy mousse. Roasted almonds, brioche, and rich key lime pie. This is definitely on the young side, but extremely enjoyable now. Very little tart notes here. Yeasty and chalk driven. Bubbles go forever. I enjoy the more oxidized style champagnes, and while this is maybe more reductive in style, there is an awesome savory/sea salt note steak down the middle of the palate here. — 9 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 53 others liked this
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Shay A Happy Birthday to your Mother in Law! Nice bottle of champagne there!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I love aged bubbles

Michel Loriot

Apollonis Les Mutines Palmyre Brut Nature Chardonnay Pinot Meunier

DD: 07.2017

Лимон, неспелый жёлтый грейпфрут, яблоко, белый хлеб, фисташки, базилик, легкая горечь в послевкусии. Сухо, с чуть нервной кислотностью. Тонко и дрожаще, с голой костью, интенсивно, без большой глубины, довольно просто, но не глупо.
— 5 days ago

Rin
with Rin
Hermes, Jody and 5 others liked this
Jody Scharf

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Happy Valentine's day Riddley

Laurent-Perrier

Grand Siècle Cuvée Grande Brut Champagne Blend 1813

The latest release of the Grand Siècle from Laurent Perrier is a truly spectacular Champagne. Disgorged in October 2017 the wine is a blend of the top wines made from 2002, 2004 and 2006. The bouquet is simply intoxicating with amazing range, from honeydew lemon to citrus rind, brioche and Japanese pear. On the palate, this shows an excellent combination of viscosity and tension. Apricot, Challah bread, marzipan and kumquat zest flavors all marvelously combine togehter. While this is a marvelous Champagne that is built to age, it is simply impossible to resist right now. Drink 2019-2040- 96 — 4 hours ago

Shay, P and 1 other liked this

Louis Roederer

Rosé Vintage Champagne Blend 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a copper beauty - need to open and warm up but then revealed brightness - citrus more than red fruit, slight brioche then limestone - the nose is big and round. The palette is expansive - just so full, some cherry and malo, then grapefruit, red fruit, with some flowers in the background, I can’t believe how balanced this is. Can almost smell the oak. The finish is long, starts with an acidic bite and mellows with the fruit slowly fading away. Wow. — 5 days ago

Shay, Larry and 2 others liked this

Charles de Cazanove

Vieille France Champagne

On 2.11.2019 at 10:02pm my son, Austin Cade, entered into this world. I think it only fitting to (finally) celebrate with some bubbles that were gifted to me and my wife by some dear friends for the occasion.
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Copper, orange peel, citrus zest, and yeast. Nice mouthful with good body, but not overly heavy or generous. This can handle some stout food.
— 5 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Severn and 21 others liked this
Ryan Vento

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@Susan Sangiacomo Thanks! and that’s really neat.
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@Ryan Vento Congrats to you and your new family! 🍾
Ryan Vento

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@Shawn Thompson Much appreciated!🙏🏻

Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.4

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend who is needing some samples/lab analysis done for comparative research. Hard way to spend a Monday...

There was quite a debate about what is “oxidative” in style versus what is “reductive” (and what doesn’t fall in those categories). That aside, I really enjoy the Krug house style. Toasty nougat, and caramel up front, which turns more salted caramel and old cashew in the middle before ending with brown sugar coated pear & caramel apple. To me, the style here is about showing the vessel which carries the fruit (oak, age, older vintage base) vs actually showing the fruit itself. Thanks
@Weston Eidson
— 21 hours ago

Jeff MeyerDan FitzgeraldWeston Eidson
with Jeff, Dan and 1 other
Bill, Arden and 34 others liked this

Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Ron R
9.6

Jason’s birthday (with his wifey). Stunning presentation. Lovely nose of toasted hazelnuts and baked bread. Palate is energetic. Tilts towards spices with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Really nice acid profile with excellent balance and mid palate weight. Delicate minerallity comes along for the ride, and completes what is a polished example. Very impressive. — 3 days ago

Vanessa, P and 39 others liked this
P A

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@Ron R Happy Birthday to Jason Cheers 🥂
Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Happy birthday Jason 🥂🥂🥂🥂

Baron-Fuenté

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

I opened this as a starter for everyone and was very pleased. For around $25, this is a wonderful champagne. Roasted lemon & lime alongside brioche aromatics. Very creamy mousse. Chalky minerality on the palate. Honeyed guava, touch of honeycomb. Really good acidity. I was introduced to this by
@David T ; thanks David!
— 6 days ago

Andrew HeffleyBill MakensJack Thompson
with Andrew, Bill and 3 others
David, Jason and 27 others liked this
Shay A

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Definitely a steal at that price.
David T

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Bought more of the Baron Fuentes with the Launois Veuve Clemence allocation that just landed.
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Love this as a great value!