Champagne Lacroix

Frédéric Savart

L'Ouverture 1er Cru Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

A distinctive pale old gold in the glass. A plethora of fine, elegant bubbles that just go on and on and on. Very effervescent and creamy with a soft mousse. Crème brûlée and roasted almonds get the party started on the bouquet with more pretty white flowers and soft cherries complimenting.

All Pinot Noir disgorged on April 2020, this is still quite youthful and fresh with that zippy acidity you come to expect. This is Savart’s entry level offering but it’s head and shoulders above so many others. Very sensual and elegant throughout with those classic Pinot characteristics shining through. Not the most complex of champagnes at this level but definitely makes up for it with nice depth and purity of fruit.

Sexy in the mouth, the palate is beautiful and expansive. Firm in structure. Stone minerality alongside Pinot fruit. Dried cherries and nectarines with clay, mushrooms, and just a touch of raspberry on the palate. Long and refreshing finish. Truly excellent champagne from a real deal superstar.
— 4 hours ago

Ira, Kevin and 2 others liked this

Krug

Krug Collection Brut Champagne 1996

Light gold color with classic nose of oxidized wine, dried fruit and barrel. Perfect mouthfeel with flavors of ripe pear, ginger and butterscotch. Still has teeth cleaning acid finish. — 12 hours ago

Ira, David and 1 other liked this
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Great pull

Canard-Duchene

Grande Cuvée des Lys Charles VII Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

A pale gold hue leads to some nice effervescence and tons of small bubbles initially. A fine mousse and highly aromatic on the nose with an abundance of wet stone minerality and fresh pears. The fruit is ripe and expressive with citrus aromas being dominant with the more autolytic notes serving as backup. After some time and air, that nice yeast and floral aspects come to the fore in the form of delicate little white flowers.

100% Chardonnay with 7 g/l that only adds a little softness to the acidity of the champagne. With 30% of the blend coming from reserve wines there is a distinct elegance and refinement happening here. The fruit comes from Grand and Premier Crus from Avize and Cramant.

This is most certainly a pop and pour champagne, it’s ready to go. A silky mouthfeel with crisp acidity which leads to crisp fruit on the palate. Baked apple pie, brioche buns, and mandarin oranges shine. Decidedly lush and fun. Fruity, elegant, and versatile.
— 19 days ago

Eric, Dawn and 4 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Truly sounds lovely. Happy New Year!🍾🥂

Joseph Perrier

Cuvée Royale Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

The NV Joseph Perrier ‘Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne includes 15% reserve wine and was aged on the lees for five years prior to disgorgement. Bright lemon zest and crushed seashells mingle with Gravenstein apple and shades of nutmeg infused sourdough bread all parade on this beautiful bouquet. The palate is fresh and vibrant with wonderful verve and a soft texture. Kumquat zest infused Challah bread and a bright salinity combine with fresh Granny Smith apple and shades of marzipan on the palate. This has wonderful length as this beautiful ‘Blanc de Blancs’ will cellar well over the next eight to ten years. Drink 2020-2028- 92 — 3 days ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this

Maison de Grand Esprit

Cuvée Grand Esprit Marquis de La Mystèriale Champagne Blend

JKT
9.1

Classic nose and palate of grand houses Champagne. Yeah brioche straw balanced lively acidic yet creamy with long pleasant finish. Stood up to Evan’s spicy Mexican rice. Inauguration drink so half bottle gone! — 4 hours ago

Eric, Neil and 1 other liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 168ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

So good & quickly drained I had to open another half btl. Youthful & steely that was intense showing citrus, apple, mineral & floral notes. — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 13 others liked this

Thienot

Black Ball Champagne Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2007

Nice Wednesday keto bottle, with some pesto topped barramundi
K&L notes,

This Champagne is composed of juice from all old vine Grand Cru grapes on property that used to belong to Krug right in the Cotes de Blanc… so you know they’re working with great land and great fruit. The nose is earthy, almost a little sandy toned, but there’s also good fresh fruit here with scents of citrus peel and Golden Delicious apples. The mouthfeel is soft and supple with a great apple/pear balance that becomes more intense in fruitiness and even borders on tropical flavors before coming to a gradual vanilla finish.
— 14 days ago

Paul, TwiLea and 30 others liked this
Jen

Jen

Your descriptions are great!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I cannot take the credit, that’s the tasting notes from K&L wines
Buddy G

Buddy G

Don't give away your secrets @Paul T- Huntington Beach

MOD

MOD Selection Reserve Champagne

David T
9.2

This is a cheers we’ve been waiting four years on. Well worth the wait. Congratulations, President Biden.

First time having this cuvée. Thank you to Christina for opening.

The nose says it leans reductive. Rich, creamy; slightly sour lemons, lemon meringue, overripe stone fruits & pineapple, busied pear & golden apple, notes of apple cider, ginger ale laced with cream soda, sea spray to fossils, volcanics minerals, fine chalkiness, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, graham crackers, nougat with withering yellow lilies/spring flowers.

The palate is rich, full & juicy. Light on its feet with beautiful mousse. Rich, creamy; slightly sour lemons, lemon meringue, overripe stone fruits & pineapple, busied pear & golden apple, notes of apple cider, ginger ale laced with cream soda, vanillin, sea spray to fossils, light white spice with perfect, heat, gentle volcanics minerals, limestone, fine chalkiness, yeast, bread dough to baguette crust, graham crackers, nougat with withering yellow lilies/spring flowers. Excellent, lively acidity. The finish glides beautifully across the palate with moosee mousse, richness, balance, elegant and persists gently for minutes.

1/20/21
— 3 hours ago

James Christina Champagne
with James and Christina
Tom, Eric and 15 others liked this
David T

David T Influencer Badge

@Dawn E. Cheers! 🥂
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

A great day for America 🇺🇸
Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Couldn’t be prouder to be an American right now. Cheers!

Fleury Pere & Fils

Fleur de l'Europe Brut Nature Champagne

Slightly disappointed given the recent good run I’ve had with Fleury. Light stone fruit and crisp acidity on the finish. No real depth vs some of the other cuvées I’ve recently enjoyed. — 3 days ago

Neil, Severn and 10 others liked this

Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Happy New Year everyone. As we ring in 2021 let us not forget the trials and tribulations of 2020. May we learn from the all the difficulties of the year and learn from them. Tonight I am ringing in the new year with high hopes of a wonderful and healthy new year ahead. I have opened the Ruinart Champagne Brut Rosé.

On the nose there is raspberries, cherries, wild strawberries, pomegranate, newly rolled bread dough, mint and minerals.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, wild strawberries, orange zest, menthol, toast and minerals.

This wine is medium in body with a fresh clean smooth mouthfeel and medium + acidity that moves wonderfully into a long crisp citrus and red fruit finsh. Please have a wonderful evening toasting the old and the new. May 2021 be a prosperous, healthy and amazing new year. Nostrovia! 🍾🥂🍾🥂
— 20 days ago

Neil, Severn and 20 others liked this