Vallée De La Marne, Champagne

Henri Goutorbe

Brut Grand Cru Pinot Noir Rosé

Pale pinkish orange with delicate vivacious bubbles. Smells of summer. Aromas of raspberries and orange peel initially with more floral notes. Bruised strawberries, smoke, and crushed herbs. Energetic is the word of the day here. This packs much power and liveliness into the glass. The vinous nature is striking and the 12% of still red wine certainly has its say.

Predominantly Pinot Noir with 25% of Chardonnay from Grand Cru terroir in Aÿ. Graceful, yet intense there’s a sense of heft and substance here. Also a sense of freshness. The palate follows the nose with more pronounced red berries and soft floral notes. Spices, mint, and toasted bread. A beautiful rosé perfect for this time of year from an excellent grower house.
— 21 hours ago

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Marc Hébrart

Sélection Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Extra Brut, a recent wine from the Hebrart estate — 8 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
Thijs, pascal and 19 others liked this

Marc Hébrart

Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes Mareuil Sur Ay Champagne Blend

Lip-smacking good - berry fruit with hints of mint that give way to a yeasty, lemon zest finish. — 14 days ago

Henri Goutorbe

Special Club Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2006

My goodness, it seems as if these Special Club offerings always hit the mark and this is a great example. Minuscule bubbles that dissipate rather quickly but maintains creaminess. A rather intense nose upon opening featuring ripe apples, butter, and raspberries. There’s a steady streak of smoke beside the lemons and ginger aromas.

70/30 PN/CH from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, this is a precise and full bodied champagne. Disgorged on 7/19, there’s a nice level of maturity and refinement here. Rich and well structured, this has years of life left but is in such a beautiful spot at the moment. Plenty of tension and radiance.

The palate is robust and complex as befits the maturity. Baked apples, spun honey, caramel, and tropical fruits. Hot buttered toast on the long finish. This is an outstanding wine with so much depth, complexity, and vitality. Special Club strikes again.
— 12 days ago

Kevin and Chris liked this

Moussé Fils

L'Extra or d'Eugène Extra Brut Solera Blanc de Noirs

Seemed slightly disjointed when first opened but settled in nicely after being open an hour. Bottled April 2019. Disgorged 7/2/2020. 80% Meunier /20% Pinot Noir. — 6 days ago

Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Rich and buttery, fresh, balanced, long. Top notch and no rush to drink, probably killer in 5 years time. — 19 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Josh and 6 others liked this

Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2013

Good enough for Covid Oscars...bright, limpid gold, round, creamy, soothing attack! Starts pushing out the ripe, red apple, dripping juicy pear.... really nice with the runny triple cream and the crumbly, salty, crystallized Pecorino. I think this wine deserves another point... maybe point and s half. Lucious glass of bubbles! Cheers! — 12 days ago

Shay, Ira and 5 others liked this

Bollinger

Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Fine intensity of developed aromas with a defined ripe and autolytic complexity. Primary red apples, raspberries, lemon and orange fruit drops, secondary aromas of nougat, hazelnuts, butter, toast and a chalky, oyster shell minerality.
High acidity, medium - body. A creamy, peristant mousse and linear acidity drives the palate. Intense presence on the mid palate with characters of red apples, fruit drops, coffee beans and chalk. Medium + lenght finish that lacks some dimension and lenght to compete with the best.
— 13 days ago

Josh liked this

Georges Laval

Brut Nature Cumières 1er Cru Champagne Blend

Pinot noir based ... called out by a not so Pinot fan. Overall still a good champagne . Lost favor to Chardonnay siblings :) — 18 days ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
with Gunja
Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Rosé 2004

Excellent much better than last bottle — 12 days ago

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