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Krug

Grande Cuveé 170ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Soft yellow fruit. A hint of peach and limestone. Great focus and fine acidity. Needs time to flesh out — 2 days ago

Gregg G
with Gregg
Severn, Aravind and 13 others liked this

Drappier

Grande Sendrée Brut Champagne 2008

Mid lemon in colour with a fine mousse. Strong yeasty notes touch of Vegemite with Lemon Citrus. On the palate Mineral and over ripe apple - a reasonably powerful creamy palate but retains its balance - a touch of salinity. Wonderful complexity after 7 years on lees and from the excellent 2008 vintage in Champagne. See previous notes from Christmas Day 2018. One of the 1001 Wines. — 7 months ago

Severn, Paul and 25 others liked this

Canard-Duchêne

Charles VII Grande Cuvée des Lys Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

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.
— a year ago

Eric, Dawn and 5 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Truly sounds lovely. Happy New Year!🍾🥂

Krug

Grande Cuvee 169ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Fresh stone fruit. Brioche. clean, crips apple. Fine bubbles. Keep going back to this one. Still young, edges should round nicely on this. — 3 months ago

Ira, Andrew and 2 others liked this
David L

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169 beautiful now. Better in 3+ years. IMO
Charles York

Charles York

@David L agreed! Just so hard not to keep ordering.

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Rosé 2012

This superstar 2012 vintage just doesn’t seem to miss. Especially not when paired with the elegance of Bollinger.

A gorgeous rose copper color in the glass. Plenty of fine bubbles that seem to just go on and on. The approachability of these outstanding 12’s is immediate. Wild strawberries and herbs shine on the nose. Red currant, raspberries, and stewed plums. Some exquisite spice notes along with white flowers. Tangerines and watermelons play a part.

The vitality and sheer energy of this is amazing. 67% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and Verzenay. 33% Chardonnay from Oiry and Le Mesnil sur Oger with 5% still red wine from Bollinger’s legendary Côte aux Enfants vineyard. Terrific youthful tension and balance. Zippy acidity with 8 g/l of sugar. Disgorged in August of 2019 and already showing some maturity.

Pure romance on the tongue. Silky smooth and elegant with fresh red berries and more spice on the palate. Saffron and honey with oak complimenting. The Lehmann Jamesse Grand Blanc provided more floral notes, while the Riedel Dom Perignon showed more ripe fruit and minerality. Both wonderful. Yes this will obviously develop over time and become so much more special but you deserve this now. So do I. Enjoy.
— 9 months ago

Joseph, Ericsson and 17 others liked this

Raumland

Triumvirat Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend 2011

Classic blend of CH, PN, PM, 1/3 each. 60+ months on the lees, disgorged Jan 2020.
This is complex & quite profound. Nose shows terrific tension between the lemon, lemon peel & kumquat and the toasted brioche with fresh hazelnuts & freshly made creme brûlée.
Lovely mouthfeel, v. creamy & quite rich yet impeccably balanced with electric acidity, super fine froth and a hint of minerality in the background. Great depth, purity and precision, but most of all, finesse.
This beats most Champagnes flat out.
A truly great wine!
— a year ago

Guillon-Painturaud

Grande Champagne Ugni Blanc

Perfectly fine brandy, but I expected more from the price. — 6 months ago

David liked this

Gruet Winery

Gilbert Gruet Grande Reserve 2016

Fine bubbles and straw color. Nose is bread dough and lemon rind. On the palate citrus and yeast predominate with lemon, lemon curd, gunpowder, quince, grapefruit, starfruit, and lime. — 7 months ago

Susan Cahoon
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Emily liked this

Veuve A. Devaux

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Tonights wine is the Veuve A. Devaux Grande Réserve Brut NV.

On the nose is green apples, brioche, apricote, peach and yeasty bread dough.

On the palate is green apples, tart strawberry, plum, yeasty bread dough and mineral driven wet stone.

This wine is pinot noir dominant with fine bubbles that are long lasting with a good creamy mousse.

The wine is also medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, medium + acidity and a long crisp citrus clean fresh finish. I hope you are having a great week? Please continue to stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— a year ago

Neil, Severn and 18 others liked this

Rémy Martin

Fine Champagne Cognac

40 year old vinrage! Just perfect!!! — 2 years ago