Grower Champagne

Bollinger

Vintage Rose Limited Edition 2006

Reviewed this Sexy pink Bolly @ £71 in cool metal box before 😍 & love it 👍

🏵 94-96 points

🍇 72% PInot Noir & 28% Chardonnay w/ 7% red wine

🍷 Soft peach salmon pink

👃 Subtle red fruits through grapefruit w/ minerals galore, zested honey, sweet biscuit, brioche, dried raspberry, mashed pairs, rose water, chamilia & fuchsia w/ a touch of new oak & yeast

👄 Med bodied fine mousse of creamy grapefruit biscuit driven red fruits w/ dry minerals oozing through dried raspberry & hint of peach

🎯 Med+ grapefruit & red fruit biscuity dry peach linger
— 4 days ago

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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Super cool boxes!
Chris England

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@Kimberly Anderson lovely aren’t they 😍🥂

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Jeremy Noye
9.8

One of the greatest young Champagnes I’ve ever had and by far the finest Cristal. An epic wine. Can’t wait to see it in 10years. Power. Depth. Length. Texture is supple. Salty. Savory. Lemon rind. Has it all. — 4 days ago

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Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1995

So fresh you would not know it was a 1995 but disgorged in January 2014. Lemon minerality and hints of stone fruit and touch of pineapple. A fine persistent bead. The perfect balance of complexity and freshness. When I first tried this I thought it was rich enough to have a % of Pinot Noir but it is a Blanc des Blancs. Amazingly still available because they “made shitloads of it” said Stephen Leroux. A few hours later a honeyed nuance. Celebrating my 2000th Note on Delectable. I would like to congratulate Delectable for creating such an enjoyable and useable App. I can see what my American and European friends are drinking and try to purchase same. Also celebrating my son Hugh’s 31 st Birthday in New York. If anyone is looking for office space in Manhattan contact Hugh at CBRE. — 15 days ago

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David T

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Congrats Bob. PH, a nice bottling to celebrate!
Bob McDonald

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@David T Thanks David. It never disappoints. I think I have one left 😊

Moët & Chandon

Grand Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2008

The largest Champagne house in France, founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir & 23% Pinot Meunier. Golden straw with stone fruit aromas with citrus notes. On the palate fresh fruit tastes of apple and peach with lemony tones. Great balance, good bubble bead flow, generous acidity, lingering ending with crisp mineral tones. A Fav! — 2 days ago

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Comte Audoin de Dampierre

Cuvée Prestige Champagne Blend 2002

One of my favourite hidden gem BdB champagnes that I loved in 90 & 96 so excited to try the 02 @ £140 that was a generous gift 😍 Tied with string to hold the cork 👍

🏵 97 points

🍷 Golden yellow

👃 Butter baked brioche, cheese scone, tarte tatin, green cooking apple, citrus curd, honey, torched caramel & rock minerals

👄 Super fine bubbled med bodied mousse of citrus, caramel & sour green apple, pineapple & dry stone minerals

🎯 Med+ dry mineral citrus & honeyed fresh cut green apple w/ a burnt caramel linger
— 11 days ago

Chris, Daniel and 17 others liked this
Mike R

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@Chris England let me know and the gang will open a few - cheers
Chris England

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@Mike R where are you guys?
Mike R

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I am in Raleigh but the group I refer to is besides me in NY DC San Diego Philadelphia Miami TX and the mid west

Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Recommended at restaurant. Small grower - Pinot meunière based. Complex and fresh. — 14 days ago

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Manny Abascal

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Had it at l’Assiette Champenois, great restaurant. We are staying at Les Crayeres and had a great old Clos des Goisses.
Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

See my tasting notes tonight for this wine.
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Didn’t see it. Is it posted?

Le Brun de Neuville

Cuvée Authentique Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.0

Reception pour at the Jean-Michel Cazes dinner.

On the nose; sweet & sour cherries, strawberries, under ripened tangerines, black cherries, brioche, nice volcanic minerals and red & pink roses.

The body is rich. Sweet & sour cherries, strawberries, under ripened tangerines, black cherries, ripe rhubarb notes, more brioche than the nose, seashells & oysters, nice volcanic minerals and red & pink roses.
— 8 days ago

Sharon, Ryan and 11 others liked this

J. Charpentier

Comte de Chenizot Brut Champagne Blend

This was a wild ride. Unusual aromatics of flintstone or scooby doo kids vitamins. Tastes like that too. The second day was better with those flavors fading, but still not my style (better with food) 33.3% equal parts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. Based on 2008 & 2009 vintages. Disgorged 2017. Dosage 4.5 g/L. SS — 7 days ago

James, David and 4 others liked this

Henriot

Brut Millésimé Champagne Blend 1996

Mature, but not old. Tertiary notes. Lotsa bread dough. Good acidity. The acid is out there, but without tension or restraint. Some lushness. A Susan Sarandon of Champagne. Drink up time and hold your 1996 Henriot Enchanteleur. — 6 days ago

Manny, Joshua and 3 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Showing much less maturity than the Cuvée Elizabeth. A very apple cider and pear nose joined by hints of biscuit. An abundance of structure with the acidity acting like the big man on campus. Salivating inducing honey coated minerals that somehow does not stifle the concentrated fruit which pops up on a very extended finish. — 11 days ago

Shay, Martin and 36 others liked this