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Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.

I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.

The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now.
— 3 days ago

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Frédéric Savart

Haute Couture Les Mesnil/Oger Grand Cru Extra Brut Champagne 2016

After having Savart’s “Expression” 4 months ago I was excited to try this. Hints of oxidation,nuts and apples combine in a very accessible mixture. Where I was disappointed was in the lack of intense acidity and complexity. Not as vinous as I had hoped for. — 6 hours ago

Shay, Max and 9 others liked this

Pierre Péters

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay

Creamy lemon citrus, melted butter bread and escargot, bold minerality. Celebrating the end of Sarah’s 1st, hopefully not last position in the House. Also, drink the good stuff in bad times #RvW — 11 days ago

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Donnafugata

Sur Sur Sicilia Grillo 2020

Delicious wine from Sicily. Perfect with pasta & truffles.  — 7 days ago

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Domaine Vallée Moray

Aubépine Montlouis-Sur-Loire White Blend

A really lovely Touraine Chenin that I haven’t seen anywhere else, from a great meal at Le Canon in Nice which I highly recommend. — 12 days ago

Gonet-Médeville

Extra Brut Le Mesnil sur Oger Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2007

Light brioche, almond, apricot, citrus. Crisp apple and clean minerality finish. — 16 days ago

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Weingut Günther Steinmetz

Wintricher Geierslay Riesilng Sur Lie 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Big nose. Creamy and ripe. Superb slate and so fine and refined. But also wide open and expansive. Yellow fruits and such fine and dense minerality. Palate is ripe and elegant. Chewy and rich but also fresh and mineral and long. Gets to every nook and cranny. Maybe a feinherb style? Huge mid palate and so elegant but precise and wide open. There is a hidden density here. Love the extra RS which makes this so sexy and drinkable. Breathtaking nose now. Much more mineral and less creamy and ripe. Needed that ripeness to blow off. I love slate. Can never get enough. Terrific concentration. Lacks the depth of the GG’s.

Now after 10 hours this is such a beauty. 9.4 to 9.5. Nose more integrated and palate is a work of art. Juicy, creamy, energetic and so concentrated. Mouthwatering.
— 5 days ago

Michael, Aaron and 6 others liked this

Pierre Péters

Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

2022 Independence Day Party 🇺🇲 with several members of our Tastevin crew and extended friends.🍷 Proof that our palates are wider than Burgundy. Notes may be light, scores will be honest.

750ml; Disgorged March 2021.
— 4 days ago

Andrew, Peter and 21 others liked this

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Triple Zero Montlouis Petillant Chenin Blanc

Jacky Blot- triple zero, no sugar, not chaptalized, no dosage, no liqureux. Delicious sparkling Chenin Blanc. — 24 days ago

Ira, Joseph and 15 others liked this