Happy International Champagne Day! In celebration of the day i have opened the Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne. A beautifully fun expression of the Louis Roederer estate blended Champagne. A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier. 55% Estate Vineyards 16% Fermented and matured in oak 30% Malolactic.
On the nose I get pungent notes, lemon cream, brioche, green apple, white flowers, yeasty bread and smokey notes.
On the palate there is lemon curd, white peach, tart citrus notes, toast, currant and a minerality.
This Champagne is medium to full bodied with a creamy rich texture and medium + acidity that moves seamlessly into a long crisp citrus mineral finish. I hope everyone is having a wonderful International Champagne Day and are enjoying something beautiful. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 8 days ago
Nose has oxidized yellow apple slice, dried papaya, candied pineapple, hay bale, cold candle wax, oak shavings and buttercream.
Palate has dried pineapple, dehydrated lemon, pineapple cake, limestone sand with a very long finish.
Lightest color of yellow in the Gabriel Glas, by far the least visually oxidized version of this wine of all prior. Fresh as a Spring day! — 14 days ago
The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. Medium lemon with aromas of rich stone fruits with subtle toasty notes. On the palate apple and pear with nutty notes, gentle spice, great mouthfeel on long finish ending with a mineral character. Nice! — 6 hours ago
Unforgettable and held up like a champ. Ripe golden apple, macadamia nuts and brioche. Does it deserve 100 points ...you bet￼￼. Whether it’s the bottle age or the vintage this was one of the more memorable bottles of Cristal I’ve ever had￼ @dempsysteakhouse — 7 days ago
My contribution for a wine theme of “rosé and non-Chardonnay whites.” I initially thought this would be one of the bigger wines on the table (expecting a bunch of SauvBlancs and light bodied rosés, only for a 2008 SQN The Pontiff to claim that title), and while it eventually fleshed out, it took a while.
This negociant bottling of Chave's Hermitage blanc is made from 100% Marsanne from vine age between 50-60 years. This wine comes mainly from the lieu-dit called Maison Blanche which sits atop the hill of Hermitage.
I decanted this about 2hrs, then put it back in bottle to follow over the next 2-3hrs and it really hit stride towards the end. It poured a deep golden color, as expected. Roasted macadamia nuts and herb crusted yellow fruits on the nose. At first, it was like fine grained bitter honey, banana peel, and melon on the palate and a bit lighter than expected. It gained the traditional waxy component the longer it was open, as well as gained viscosity. The finish rounded out to show a mix of herbs, mineral, along some guava and papaya, and a dose of ginger. I think this is still young, and will be fun to follow over the next few years. — 15 days ago