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Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

David T

Getting Saturday started with a 375ml of Ruinart Rosé as we continue to plan our trip to Stellenbosch and three national parks.

The nose is so delicate & subtle. Perfume pink rose petals, sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness. Pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Some brioche & bread dough.

The palate fruits are, deep, ripe; pink grapefruit, strawberries, dark cherries, lean watermelon, hints of tangerine, cherries and watermelon. Sea spray, saline, sea fossils, soft powdery chalkiness, powdery grey volcanic minerals that penetrate and stick to the palate. Brioche & bread dough and pink rose petals. The acidity is perfect. The mouthfeel beautifully rich & lush. The finish is well balanced and well polished.

Photos of, the House of Ruinart, famous painting of Dom Thierry Ruinart, cellar and Grand Cru vineyard.
— 13 hours ago

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Louis Roederer

Rosé Brut Champagne Blend 2011

🎄 Advent Halfy Callander Day 03 🎄

🎅 Santa says “a Monday night & pink bubbles 🤔 Mrs Claus must be getting fruity 😊”

📝 I say a rather nice vintage pink fizz loaded w/ potential but unresistible now 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

📍 Louis Roederer Rose 2011

🏵 93 points w/ more potential
🍇 63% Pinot Noir & 37% Chardonnay
👁 Rusty orange salmon peachy pink
👃 Strawberry, peach & grapefruit through rock minerals & sugared shortbread biscuit w/ vanilla cream, redcurrant, raspberry & soft yeast
👄 Med bodied very fine bubbled mousse of peach, red apple, red berry fruits & tangy grapefruit driven citrus fruits in dry cracked minerals
🎯 Long touch dry sweet red apple & sour grapefruit linger w/ dried red fruits popping all over your palate
— 13 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

I’d be stoked to have this on a Monday! Cheers!


Reflets Brut Champagne Blend

Lyle Fass

Bready and yeasty nose. Mineral, cherries. Lovely. Creamy but with sap, razors or acidity and lovely intensity. Clean and finishes long. Terrific mouthfeel and balance. So clean. — 7 days ago

Severn, Jason and 1 other liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Purchased on release around 2003 and from the cork code of M251, it appears to have been disgorged September/October 2002. A little nutty and lemony, but with piercing and intense minerality, still fairly young. I've had the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Krugs in the last month or so and this was comparable in quality to the 1996 and drinking better than the 2000 and 2004. A spectacular Champagne and proof of the ageworthiness of the Grande Cuvée, I've had it at least 15 years and have no doubt it will continue to excel for at least another 15.
An added bonus is that it has the beautiful old gold label, which I much prefer to the current iteration, so it looks as good as it tastes.
— 8 days ago

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Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

Pale light yellow gold. Lively constant tiny bubbles. Deep round nose with high pitched fruit. Notes of pear, grapefruit, chalk and limestone. With more air you find some citrus and honeysuckle. Chewy in the mouth with great mouthfeel. Coats the entire mouth. Long finish lingers a minute or more. Velvet. Killer juice. Was inspired to open one of these after seeing a friend’s TN this weekend. Glad I did. — 8 days ago

Shay, Severn and 15 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

Cristal on a roll since 1990. Can’t wait to taste 08.


Champagne Adriana Brut

Ken Z

Drank 12/7/18. Champagne event. Tasting pour.

Nose of yeast, Carmel, and green apple, reminiscent of a vintage champagne. Bright, green apple, brioche, and mineral. Well balanced with minerality on the finish.

3/21/8/5/4 +50 = 91 pts
— 9 days ago

Mark, Shay and 2 others liked this

Jacques Picard

Grande Reserve Brut

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 05 🎄

🎅 Santa says “Bubbles twice in one week, that Mrs Claus 🤶 is after something 😁”

📝 I say I’ve not had these bubbles before & they’ve aged more in the half bottle but a lovely NV champers is have again as a good buy 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Champagne Thienot Brut NV

📍 Champagne Jacques Picard Brut Reserve NV

🏵 91 points (I agree with Parker 👍)

🍇 85% Chardonnay w/ rest mixed Pinots

🍷 Golden yellow w/ an orange hue

👃 Smoked burnt buttery brioche covered in cooked fallen apple, charred honey & minerals w/ citrus curd, vanilla & an oxidative backbone

👄 Med bodied mousse of short lived bubbles in creamy buttered old green apple & slight tart crisp citrus pie w/ a touch of dry minerals

🎯 Long dry crunchy burnt fallen apple & citrus toasty linger w/ a drying minerality
— 11 days ago

Chris, Neil and 14 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Brut Collection Champagne Blend

Tasted this about 1 1/2 ago, distributor indicated a new batch, some lots underwent malolactic conversion enhancing flavor & weight. 40/40/20 blend, Pinot Meunier-20%. Founded in 1776, Reims France, rare family owned company, still managed by Roederer family. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited company his uncle & renamed company under his namesake. Fresh fruit aromas, nice mousse, rapid bubbles, citrus & toasty apple flavors, crisp & refreshing, lingering ending with lemon, smoke & yeasty mineral notes. — 7 days ago

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Cuvée Rare Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend 2002

Even better than my last bottle!

This is so amazingly fresh and show tons of potential but I think many bottles will be consumed and gone before it really hits its stride.

— 11 days ago

David, Shay and 5 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T

It’s been a couple weeks and going through BSR withdrawals. I’m so addicted!💉💊 😂

Hope you are all enjoying the season! 🎄🎁🎅🤶 🦌 🍾 🥂
— 2 days ago

Mark, Sofia and 18 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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It's Friday!!