Wife Barb’s Birthday called for some excellent fizz and this delivered as it always does. Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Intense yeasty citrus aromas (Vegemite for those familiar with Australia’s black yeast extract breakfast spread). On the palate great vibrancy and energy - amazing at 24 years of age! Who knows how long this Blanc de Blancs will live - still with a long future. We first tasted this in the Charles Heidsieck cellars in Rheims 4 years ago. It was stunning then and remains stunning today. — a day ago
I am only a peasant in Dom Perignon’s kingdom 👑 elegant, suave, a beam of light and hint of romance - the gentleman of my dreams.
Seriously, just the right amount of citrus/fruit without being overpowering.
Many thanks to Antonio & Vinous — 3 days ago
Once in a while you just have to go for it. While touring the wine cellar at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise AB we noticed this bottle of Champagne. Pol Roger Brut according to legend was the preferred Champagne of Winston Churchill and is still enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth to this day. This vintage Champagne with its unique smooth effervescent mouth feel, hints of fruit and long lasting legs would still make the Prime Mister himself smile. Cheers 🥂 — 2 days ago
Friday night, finally! It's been a long week, so I'll relax with one of our favorite Champagne's. We visited Caillez-Lemaire in May of 2018, greatly enjoying their hospitality and tasting through the lineup. The Eclats Brut is our favorite, great value for delivered enjoyment at ~$35.
Nose is toasty brioche and a minerally quince jam. Ultra clean, creamy palate reflecting the same notes.
Pictures of our bottle of the evening and stacks of champagne resting in the C-L cellar with their temporary closures, all waiting for someone's future enjoyment.
Delectable Post No. 1400...Time really flies when you're not paying attention. — 10 days ago
Orange-pink. Fresh red fruit, raspberries and bramble, cherry pie, it feels like a walking through a berry patch with some honey and pepper. Then the bread comes through, really a nuanced aeromatic nose. Requires at least an hour open though. The structure of this wine is what denotes its price point. In a word, perfect. The attack is soft and light, with subtle berry noted. The mid builds to this huge full lemon juice (feels like grand cuvee) with berries squeezed in. The acid is not huge but completely in balance. The finish lasts seemingly for minutes. It’s sugared cranberry. Wow. — 3 days ago
The latest release of the Grand Siècle from Laurent Perrier is a truly spectacular Champagne. Disgorged in October 2017 the wine is a blend of the top wines made from 2002, 2004 and 2006. The bouquet is simply intoxicating with amazing range, from honeydew lemon to citrus rind, brioche and Japanese pear. On the palate, this shows an excellent combination of viscosity and tension. Apricot, Challah bread, marzipan and kumquat zest flavors all marvelously combine togehter. While this is a marvelous Champagne that is built to age, it is simply impossible to resist right now. Drink 2019-2040- 96 — 11 days ago