Champagne Lagache

Remi Leroy

Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Pale gold with minuscule bubbles and lush creaminess. The nose is a bit closed in at first but blossoms over time showcasing delicate white flowers, pears, and really nice apples. After more time passes, the nose begins to evolve with more than of smokiness and pepper. Lemons, limes, and strawberry and it ends with an intoxicating bit of honey. 3/4 Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay.

A grower from the Cotes Des Bar with very small production but insanely high quality. The terroir of Aube real speaks here and the low dosage of 4 g/l allows for that expression. Based of the 2017 vintage and disgorged in early 2020. It feels so youthful in the mouth and you just know this has many years to go.

Wonderfully harmonious despite the youthful nature of this champagne, it all comes together in the mouth. Crisp and round, the acidity is pleasingly bracing. More pears and honeyed apples all over this. Citrus fruits steal the show but the chalky minerality and savory notes are showstoppers as well. A beautiful champagne, one you won’t want to stop drinking. Stock up.
— 7 days ago

Jody, Kevin and 2 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

So pretty!🌸Happy Easter 🐣

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Beautiful vintage Krug, but clearly still very young (which is slightly nuts). Bubbles are quite fine but still very present. Yeasty and mouth filling - there is real power here. Deep and intense on the palate, long finish, great acid. Very fun to try - but would love to try in 5-10 years. — 7 days ago

Severn, Michael and 8 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Richness married with precision. Creamy texture & great breadth with baked apples, apple pie & cardamon buns, and, a few moments after, bright juicy lemons.
Tiny bubbles and great depth. A true beauty!
— 9 days ago

Alex, Daniel and 8 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Sous Bois Brut Champagne Blend

An attractive shade of yellow with specks of gold throughout. The perlage is impressive with fine right bubbles that just keep going on and on. The nose here is brilliant with green apples and pears. Roasted nuts and hot buttered toast express themselves well, along with toffee and orange slices. Oak is present but never in an obtrusive way.

When a major champagne house like Billecart Salmon introduces a new offering, you expect it to be delicious but they outdid themselves here. Easily one of the best non vintage bottles around. Vinified entirely in oak, there is a noticeably streak of power and creamy texture. Aged on lees for around seven years and it shows. Composed of equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Racy acidity and sleekly structured.

Quite elegant and goes long on personality. The palate displays beautiful citrus fruit such as nectarines and lemon. Tasty pastries, chalk minerality, and oak compliment. The finish is long with a touch of sweetness. This really can stack up very well against other higher profile and more expensive offerings. Immediately accessible and pleasing but I would love to revisit in a few years.
— 13 days ago

Ericsson, Ira and 15 others liked this

Laherte Frères

Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères 1er Cru 2015

Chalk, seashell, green apple and green gooseberries. Some lily and honeysuckle. And white pepper on the finish. Powerful, tensely coiled, with screaming acid. Not super approachable now but serious wine that should age well. — 6 days ago

Tom, Severn and 30 others liked this
Manny Abascal

Manny Abascal

Great wine!

Krug

Grande Cuvée 158 Ème Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Deep lemon color with fine creamy mousse and fast bubble flow. Medium intensity aromas of stone fruits, blossom, bread dough and citrus. On the palate flavors of golden apple, peach, lemon citrus and honeysuckle with biscuit toast and nutty notes. Long finish, almost full-body ending with hints of biscuit and citrus. Outstanding, will improve a bit more in the bottle. Tasting Sample. — a day ago

Daniel P., Romain and 3 others liked this

Ruppert-Leroy

Les Cognaux Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir 2015

Disgorged oct 2018.
Dark straw color. Quite some mousse. What a difference a strawberry makes 😀. Agree with other tasters there is quite some apple in it (the ripe, bruised, October style of apple). Interesting nose with even some toasted wood, herbish in its style. Interesting glass of champagne with a lingering finish of over a minute.
— 6 days ago

Dick, Romain and 4 others liked this

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier 2017

Popped and poured, but notes from 1.5 hrs open. On the nose: a glorious, dense, melange of fruit, lees, marzipan, herbs. On the palate: fantastic acidity and density, soft and very fine mousse, ripe grapefruit, laserlike precision, soft bitter herbs..just stunning, but would have been better with oysters. — 11 hours ago

Severn, Joshua and 5 others liked this
Peter C

Peter C

What’s the occasion??? Oh....I know!
Aravind A

Aravind A Premium Badge

Saturday? Mod dose 2? so many possibilities.

Maison Du XXi Siecle

Les Semblables Boreal Champagne Clandestin

Blanc des noirs. Angular. Terrific aromatics. Mousse is on point. Light brioche, cider notes. Mineral finish. The aromatics stay with you. Cool project from the Vouette & Sorbée folks with some neighbors’ fruit. — 8 days ago

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Gosset

Grand Millésime Brut Champagne Blend 1996

This is a great bottle, more complexity than my previous bottle. Great acidity and some brioche toast with rich marmalade. Still strong and nowhere it’s felt as a old wine. Love it! — 7 days ago

Sander, Stef and 9 others liked this