Rilly La Montagne, Montagne De Reims

Bereche et Fils

Champagne Brut Reserve Pinot Noir Blend

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Granny Smith Apple x1000. Didn’t pick up much yeast here, but I did get some chalky limestone. Really nice and much more enjoyable when ice cold.
— 5 days ago

Andrew HeffleyWill AdamsColby Siratt
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Jeff, Phil and 28 others liked this
TheSkip

TheSkip

Incredible night!
Shay A

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@TheSkip : Incredible is an understatement! Very fortunate to experience the generosity of many.

Francis Boulard

Les Murgiers Extra Brut Champagne 2006

Great bubble
Super fine
Easy drinking, nice finish
Clean style with liqueur d’expedition quite evident
— 15 days ago

James, Aaron and 8 others liked this

Taittinger

Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne Chardonnay 2004

A high quality champagne indeed. Salinity and pear, with chalk undertones. Acid medium. This was drinking well now, but could see improvement over the next few years. I don’t think this bottle will be a stunner though. — 2 days ago

Shay and Keith liked this

Alain Thienot

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne

Vintage 2000 / old orang gold colour. Granny smith smell, brioche, very vital and energetic. A treat. #champagne — 3 days ago

Dick, Severn and 5 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

One of my all-time favorite Champagnes. Just lovely with beautiful elegance and no hard edges anywhere. — 14 days ago

Paul, Eric and 45 others liked this
Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Outstanding! Love this Champagne!
David L

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Such great stuff. Buy lots of this 06 . Long life ahead!

Chartogne-Taillet

Chemin de Reims Extra Brut Champagne

My first time with this wine after the dosage is like Extra Brut 5-6 g/l, I’m very sensitive to dosage , but this does not affect me. Great Chardonnay , terroir, long aftertaste and creamy delicious , wow this is so great 🥂 — 18 days ago

Michel Arnould & Fils

Grand Cru Cuvée Carte d'Or Champagne Blend 2009

Cathy Corison
9.4

We had a particularly hard time finding a wine to drink with dinner, between corked, oxidized and just plain lousy wines. Then this. Wow — 13 days ago

William martin
with William
Serge, Alexander and 12 others liked this

Bérêche & Fils

Le Cran Ludes 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2009

Vintage 2009 consumed in October 2018.

Nice golden straw color. Quick bubbles.

A core nose of very ripe pears along with some nice tertiary aromas coming through. A little butterscotch and honeyed pastry.

Red delicious apple flavor and steely minerality. Somehow I kind of missed the Extra Brut designation on this. I typically prefer brut level sweetness, and I do feel that the bracing acidity in this wine would be better served by a little more dosage. But that's just my palate's opinion.

As this wine breathed a little, it became a little so-so for me. Slightly oxidized notes started to show through. Any subtle floral undertones were overwhelmed by a raw bread dough aroma. These are nitpicky observations, but hey, I have to be nitpicky on vintage Champagne.

A solid and tasty 90pts, but was hoping for a little more from this wine.
— 8 days ago

Vilmart & Cie

Grande Réserve 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Third bottle. And actually a bottle. Hit the cheese platter forest with this bottle. #freundfest2018 — 14 days ago

Rob FreelenMark Freund
with Rob and Mark
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Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Absolutely a stunner. I preferred it slightly above room temp. Paired with a cornucopia of fresh oyster-Sex on the Bay, Blue Points and Beausoleil. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir disgorged on Jun 2015. Nose of the Krug Grand Cuvée, the oak gives it a sassy side. Slightly creamy texture, lemon curd and honeysuckle fill the mouth. Finish is over 30 sec. A can’t miss Champagne! — a month ago

Shawn, Evan and 42 others liked this
Shawn R

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@Severn Goodwin 06 and 08 are jamming right now.
Ron R

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@Shawn R what’s the story with this champers? I’ve never heard of it! Thanks mate.