Grower Champagne

Varnier-Fanniere

Grand Vintage Brut Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

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Bubbles super active in the flute. Very fresh. Smells of bread dough, yellow apples and subtle toast. Initial taste of bitter chocolate, coconut, and more dough, soft fuji apples. Opened 3/22/17
— 20 hours ago

Pol Roger

Brut Blanc De Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2008

£67 BdB that will tickle you now or wild lurve given a few more years 😘 loaded with big Bubble potential for 4.5 ⭐️ 👍 but a lime/apple 😈

🍷 Light straw yellow

👃 Almond nutty citrus creamy biscuit ozzing honey w/ peachy tease, Granny Smith green apple & lime tickle

👄 Fresh, zingy macho slimline bubbled mousse kicking lime driven citrus, tart green apple & peach in med limey acidity

🎯 Long lime driven citrus & tart apple drooler 😎
— 11 days ago

philip, Bill and 4 others liked this

Fallet-Dart

Millésimé Brut Champagne 1999

Gary Westby
9.5

What a lovely 18 year old! Loaded with nut-bread richness and balanced by better acid than expected for this soft vintage. Thanks for saving this Paul Fallet! — a day ago

Greg, Lance and 11 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Cuvée Exquise Blanc De Blancs Sec Champagne Chardonnay

Far from an expert in Champagne, but lucky to try this nuanced grower while in the region. From the small village of Avize, and tasted at his manor house called Les Avisés. — 4 days ago

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Emmanuel Brochet

Les Hauts Chardonnays Brut Champagne 2007

Marc Stubblefield
9.2

Tight and taut and wound up. Lots of richness and density here, but this is acid driven and has no time to play around with any yeasty, bready autolytic character. As the evening progressed, this got more and more monolithic - curious to see where this goes in 10 years. — 4 days ago

Steven, LM and 7 others liked this

Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2004

After a rather broad Ruinart bdb the last time, this was a distinct difference. Focused and driven. It strikes a delicate balance between fruit, aldehydes, and autolytic characters. Super complex and very long finish.

Note: 4g dosage. Apparently really low for Ruinart.
— 7 days ago

Amr, Bob and 2 others liked this

Charles Ellner

Champagne Blend

Gary Westby
9.9

Majestic- one of the best '76 vintage champagnes I have had. Smokey, nutty but also so focused thanks to the no-malo style! — 3 days ago

Daniel P., David and 17 others liked this

Louise Brison

Millésimé Brut Champagne 2009

The wine pours a brilliant pale golden-yellow color with a spectacular bead of compact streamers. It show white peach, yellow apple, lemon cream, brioche, and a bit of hazelnut aromas. On the palate it’s dry, medium-bodied and expressive with a delicate mousse and ripening (mostly ripe, but with bits of tart under ripeness) peach, white peach, golden raspberry flavors with very energetic lemony acidity and an appealing chalky minerality. 2009 Vintage — 5 days ago

philip, Ira and 4 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Blanc De Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2010

Gary Westby
9.3

The 2010 BdB from Roederer is surprisingly exotic and toasty, very different than my impression of the vinclair years ago. This is all Grand Cru, done at slightly lower pressure and is in fact CLR's smallest production wine. Thanks for the picture @Jim Westby ! — 4 days ago

Jim Westby
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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Simply delicious. Remains our go to rosé champagne. Black cherries, raspberries, strawberries, love their tangerine, baguette, sharpe but refined chalkiness with perfect acidity and finish. — 8 days ago

TheSkip, Ron and 17 others liked this