La Closerie Des Lys

La Closerie du Pic

Pic Saint Loup Red Blend 2013

JKT
9.1

Opened for David/Marcia. Remembered as rather too lush and fruit forward last time but now it's a delicious balanced winner. Dark berries and black fruits bacon earth then lively texture on palate with a bite carrying through to finish uncovering hints of mint. What an AA value after all! — a day ago

Domaine Chamonard

Le Clos de Lys Morgon Gamay 1997

Even at age 24, this is still alive and kickin. Cherry and dried florals on the nose and palate. A pleasure to get to drink a Beaujolais with this much age on it. — a month ago

Domaine Sauger

Des Lys Cour-Cheverny Romorantin 2019

Discrètes notes florales, bouche ronde tonique portée par de beaux amer. Bel équilibre. — 2 months ago

François Chidaine

Les Lys Montlouis Chenin Blanc 2009

JKT
9.3

Randomly pulled it for dinner of Amah yeeya thinking it’s an SB, hadn’t realized it is a sweet Chenin from Chidaine and wow what a wine! Unfortunately the only one at AA 19! Golden color and that beguiling honeyed pineapple tropical fruits and minerals notes. Unctuous complex layered texture that’s energetic and peeling off the palate, balanced by rounded acids if there is such a thing and a very long layered finish. Another decade easy! 11.5 ABV, made infrequently. Sat there savoring it after dinner. — 2 months ago

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Seppelt

Fleur De Lys Champagne Blend

Wonderful dry blend — 5 hours ago

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Extra Brut Pinot Meunier

Dark gold, white flowers, orchard fruit, brioche, caramel, fine bead 🤩 — a month ago

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Love this champagne. I’ve not seen that red background before...new label, or new wine?
Brendan Baker

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@Shay A New wine - I believe his first with some purchased fruit https://www.cellartracker.com/w?3812179

Egly-Ouriet

"Les Vignes De Vrigny" 1er Cru Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier

Shay A
9.3

Without a doubt, my favorite champagne producer. While the Crayeres and VP are my favorites, this was my first time enjoying the all Pinot meunier offering. This was opened alongside Billecart’s Rendezvous No1 and Prevosts’ La Closerie LC 17 (all three being Pinot meunier).

Disgorged mid 2019 after three years on the lees. This screamed Pinot meunier out of those three. The La Closerie (my favorite meunier champagne) has so much cardamom, and espresso coffee tones to it, and the Billecart seemed like a nice, bright champagne yet wasn’t overly expressive. The Egly had so much gummy fruit (like gummy fruit snacks), which I always get with meunier. Extremely expressive. Bright stone fruits on the nose along with spiced pear. Definitely a floral component...tangerine like. The palate is mostly racy at the core but surrounded by rich texture. An excellent representation of Pinot meunier.
— a month ago

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@Joshua Fisher : No, most meunier champagnes I’ve had haven’t come across as yeasty. Low dosage here is likely a factor.
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Fine description

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Fac-simile Extra Brut Pinot Meunier Rosé Champagne 2017

Don’t mind the label! Easily, along with Selosse, my favorite Rosé. IMO, there’s those two and then everyone else. Probably a common consensus. I love the bracing acidity and tension that compliments the super rich strawberry & raspberry fruit, chalky minerality and sea spray salinity. There’s superb midpalate intensity and density, that’s concluded with a finish that just doesn’t let up. It will certainly age very well, but it’s so enjoyable now. Begs for a Burgundy glass. — a month ago

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I love his La Closerie but haven’t had the rosé. Have you tried Ulysse Collin’s rosé? Extremely unique and very vinous. Toes the line between red burgundy and rosé champagne.

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Les Lys Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2005

Cathy Corison
8.9

Very ripe for Chablis. Lower acidity, broad. Fruit driven — 2 months ago

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