Grower Champagne

Suenen

La Grande Vigne Extra Brut Montigny-Sur-Vesle Pinot Meunier 2013

Not C&C. This is their Blanc De Noirs.... 100% Pinot Meunier. Expressive, floral and with a beautifully layered mousse. Wild red raspberries, mandarin orange, chamomile and dried red flowers. Finishes long and complex. Really love this grower. — 12 days ago

Ira, Peter and 1 other liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Mid-weight on the palate; showed a bit more interest than last bottle. A powerful wine with plenty of fresh baked bread and crisp green apple notes. Long, almost oily finish with a final kick of acidity hints at a long future. — 5 days ago

Billy, Ira and 7 others liked this

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules Blanc de Noirs Champagne 2012

From magnum at my annual crab/champagne open house. Funky, almost cheesy nose with some real weight on the palate. Round and complex, rather than bright and light. Really, really expressive with definite development over time. — 5 days ago

Ira, Matt and 12 others liked this

Christophe Mignon

Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

This is a little brighter than the Extra Brut, but really good. Vintages 2013/2014. Disgorged 1/26/2018 TBL — 3 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Four day weekend. Gotta get it off to a good start. Been awhile since we had our 375ml of Ruinart.

The nose shows, ripe, slightly candied; black cherries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals.

The palate is full & touch gummy/candied. Fruits are well extracted, deep, ruby; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Ghostly, not quite fruit brandy or fruit liqueur character, sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, not quite medium, white spice with hints of palate heat, grainy, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals. The acidity lively and crisp. The round, well balanced & polish finish is always consistently satisfying and lingers for minutes.

Photos of; the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, nicely light caves and rolling, hillside, Grand Cru Vineyard.

Not quite sure where “D” gets $83 when you can buy this all day at just under $65.
— 10 days ago

Ryan, P and 29 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

God I love this stuff. Best rose for my money. Beautiful bright pink... think perfect ripe strawberry and red apple. Some real weight on the palate, but hard to pin down as heavy. Keeps changing as it warms... my number three wine of the day. — 5 days ago

Ira, Matt and 14 others liked this

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

LC14. Tense, energetic, lemon rind, orange peel, chalky, sharp. It needs several more years, but it will be hard to have that kind of patience. — 2 days ago

Shay, Bob and 11 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Substance Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Ripe, round and full of red fruit goodness. Not shy or retiring...just a touch of earth/funk. Complex and compelling over the course of the afternoon. Long finish...sweet apple and ripe pear nuances with a touch of baking spice and biscuit. An intellectual, rather than an emotional tour. — 5 days ago

Ira, Matt and 6 others liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

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9.1

Champagne and Caviar the ultimate combo especially on a fresh brioche. This delicious Champagne from Ulysse Colin Les Enfers was simply fresh and delicious! It went very well with the Caviar and kept a lovely sense of freshness. The bubbles are lively and the nose splendid. A well made champagne to enjoy also on it own 🥂🥂my score 91, drink to 2024. — 8 days ago

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Pol Roger

Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir 1996

This is lovely stuff. Showing signs of age but very mellow and in place. Soft breads flavors with some apricot and a hint of honey. There are delicate floral notes on the midpalate and a very generous, balanced finish. Great subtle acidity too. — 10 days ago

Larry FriersonBex Green
with Larry and Bex
Joshua, Shay and 13 others liked this