Sacy, Montagne De Reims

Bérêche & Fils

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

It’s pretty rare that a House’s entry level bottle can challenge other House’s more prestigious offerings. A pale gold hue with truly a plethora of lively bubbles. Impressive perlage. The nose is powerful and engaging. Strong notes of honey and green apples with butterscotch and lemon peels. A smorgasbord of delightful citrus aromas and brioche bread really elevate this.

Almost equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Disgorged on 7/20 and using 35% of reserve wines, there is a depth to the champagne that many others simply can not compare with. It starts off a bit angular but soon develops nicely in the glass. The acidity is bright, the body full, and the mouthfeel rich. Biodynamic without certification.

The palate is the definition of precise with crisp fruit and beautiful chalky minerality. Pears, grapefruits, and light red cherries shine. Toasted bread, nuts, and more autolytic touches. Marzipan and a little oak just for kicks. This is outstanding wine and can stand proudly next to some of the bigger boys out there.
— a day ago

Josh, Ira and 6 others liked this

Chartogne-Taillet

Les Orizeaux Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne 2015

Powerful with an assertive mousse. Austere and racy, Rainer cherry and cherry blossom, chalky, finishes with red apple skin. Snappy and slightly pithy. Food wine and great with otoro. — 10 days ago

Dawn, James and 5 others liked this

René-Henri Coutier

Cuvée Tradition Brut Ambonnay Champagne Blend

Honeycomb and poached pear mouthwatering middle with super fine bubbles and a cloying finish. 80% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay 60% 2013 disgorged 10/20 dosage 6g/L TBL — 4 days ago

Shay, Peter and 6 others liked this

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

A vintage to drink while your 08’s are in the cellar. Rich showing good energy that is open & ready with citrus, apple, almond, mineral & brioche — 8 days ago

Severn, Paul and 16 others liked this

Bruno Paillard

Première Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

2019 disgorgement. First time having Paillard. I imagine this will be quite a bit better in a couple years. Very restrained and almost earthy on the palate. Finish is also a bit reserved. Still well balanced, very dry, nice bubbles, and nice minerally acid. — 17 days ago

Severn, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Marie-Noelle Ledru

Extra-Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Not as generous of a bottle as usual. Seemingly reductive(as is the winemaking style, i.e. anaerobic), and never as expressive, textural, as these wines can be. — 7 days ago

Hermes, Thijs and 10 others liked this

Bérêche & Fils

Campania Remensis Extra Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2016

An electric bottle of champagne. So light, energetic, floral/bright red fruit. Really good. Mar 2020 disg. — 7 days ago

Ely, Ira and 4 others liked this

Savart

Expression Brut Nature 1er Cru Champagne Blend Rosé 2015

My first time trying the very limited production L’Expression Rosé from Savart. It has great power, vibrant energy and a chalky minerality. There are hints of oxidative notes which added to complexity. It is seriously light in color for a Rosé which was very interesting. — 8 days ago

Stephen, Shay and 6 others liked this

Perseval-Farge

Cuvée Jean Baptiste Chamery 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

A spectacular Friday evening bottle to start our weekend. Please see prior notes. The last of my July 2017 disgorgement bottles, newer stuff is resting in the cellar. — 3 days ago

Paul, Bob and 26 others liked this

Fromentin Leclapart

Millésime Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2011

Average year, great wine.
Drinking perfectly right now.
— 2 days ago

Thijs, Peter and 15 others liked this