Vintage Champagne

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 1988

A little ‘pffst’ as it opens. This is past the vigorous stage. A lovely gold color with hints of amber. On the nose some brioche, caramel, dried apricots. On the palate some hazelnut and a low hum of salinity. This is certainly mature with mid fizz level and some really lovely deep flavors. Long and complex. Drinking beautifully if you like the mature style.... with some time in glass there’s more minerality coming through and a distinct taste of oyster shells. Delicious — a day ago

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It’s worthy of that... I’ve had more vivacious bottles but this was lovely. Worth selling out
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@Conrad Green : Know of anyone selling a bottle at a reasonable price?
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I’m afraid not. Not any more. It’s also more of a crapshoot now, as the wine ages, to find pristine bottles. The best I’ve had of this is from mag, and it’s an incredible wine. The best way to get the experience is to split a bottle of Krug collection 88 with a few buddies. That’ll still have the drive that made this vintage famous

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Toast, salt, a little spice and vanilla. — 9 days ago

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Marc Hébrart

Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé Blend

What more is there to really say about the Marc Hebrart range of grower champagnes? Beautiful, beautiful wines and always so much fun. The fun continues here.

A delicate light pink color with a constant stream of fine bubbles. Smells of summer. That memory with the pretty girl on the beach, that’s what you get here. Cranberries and wild strawberries mingle with herbs and chalk. Loads of minerals and a bit of honeysuckle. Toast, cherries, and really pretty orchard fruits.

Balance and precision. That’s exactly what you will find here. 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ with 6.5% of the Pinot vinified as still red wine in neutral oak. Such striking depth and sleekness. Those summer berries dominate the palate but always maintains focus. Subtle herbs and spices with such purity of fruit. Really beautiful.
— 7 days ago

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Piper-Heidsieck

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2012

Sitruksinen, keltaluumuinen, viheromenainen, lempeän paahteinen vuosikertasamppanja samaisena vuotena eka kerran QP-nimityksen saaneelle vanhalle kuupparille, joka taas sai ko. nimityksen. Vapun tervetuliaismalja (Veetille ja) Martinille. Lempeä samppanja, tykkään aidosti. Hieno ja tyylikäs. ❤ — 8 days ago

Pol Roger

Champagne Vintage 2012

Refreshing, crisp and citrusy this Pol Roger was. Excellent foil to crawfish. — 22 days ago

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Charles de Cazanove

Stradivarius Brut Champagne Blend 2007

Not sure why the reviews are so mixed. His 2007 taste great right now. I paid an astonishing $40 for this and it way over-delivers. 9.4 on the QPR scale. Typical aged champagne aromas and nutty flavors. Wow, this is a great champagne in my books. Might bring this to a future blind vintage Champagne tasting and see how this goes. — a day ago

Pierre Callot

premier Cru Brut Nature Champagne Blend

Lyle Fass
9.2

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Nose is very skeletal, dry and mineral, some lemon rind, lemon cake, lemon pith. Round nose for a Brut Nature. Really nice. Palate is bone dry but super juicy and wow is this mineral. I love this. Such a geeky zero dose bubbly. Man is this mineral like a Mosel. But it’s still got fruit and juiciness. Delish! Nice concentration and terrific lime zest flavors and finished chalky, slatey and fiercely mineral. Wow. Really delineated and linear. And a steal!

Now with air this is killer. More expansive and airy. Palate is sharp and has killer acids and freshness. Bracing!
— 9 days ago

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Palmer & Co

Vintage Collectio Champagne Blend 2012

Lemon curd and brioche in one glass, delicious champagne 😋 — 17 days ago

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Taittinger

La Francaise Brut Champagne Blend

This wine has a pale lemon hue with a delicate mousse. 🥂 🍾

👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium intensity of bright and youthful aromas including primary notes of white peach, yellow apple, pear tart, lemon zest, white blossom, and wet stone; also secondary notes of yeast, pastry, brioche, and marcona almonds.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry (Brut), with crisp, medium(+) acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, but with a stronger citric focus. The finish is medium.

🤔 This wine has a high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) for a non-vintage (NV) Champagne; it also has Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (25%) 🍇 . It is delicate and light. This wine spent 3-4 years "on the lees." Aging "on the lees" or "sur lie" is a wine-making practice (legally mandated in Champagne!) leaving the wine in contact with dead yeast cells, a.k.a. yeast particles that were used up in the fermentation process. In Champagne, an NV wine must undergo a minimum of 15 months aging with at least 12 months "sur lie". Taittinger has exceeded these minimums, which undoubtedly contributed to the presence of yeasty, bready, doughy, toasty, pastry notes that typify Champagne. 😍😍

I love that this Champagne House remains owned and operated by the founding family (who also owns the beloved Domaine Carneros in California). 💕💕 Having a glass and you get a sense for the love and attention to quality, carrying on the family tradition of excellence, elegance, and finesse.

Did I mention @champagnetaittinger is now planting vines in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧, near a village (Chilham) in Kent? This English sparkling is expected to be on the market in 2023/2024.

Cheers to always innovating, but also staying true to your roots 🙌🙌
— 2 days ago

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Ericsson

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Had many times. Your review makes me crave it. Cheers.
Vanessa

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@Ericsson Yay 🙌 Cheers to the next glass 🥂

Champagne Lamiable

Graine D’étoiles Brut Nature Grand Cru Champagne

Lyle Fass
9.2

Sick nose here. Super expansive and elegant. Lemon pith, lemon jelly, lemon custard, really layered and just stunning. I mean really stunning. Mint, some spice. Just so unique and inviting. Palate is super elegant and pure. So clean and lithe. Delicious lemony fruit and lovely purity. I can tell this needs air and will get it. Lovely sap and mineral force on the finish. So well made and elegant. Lovey sap extends the finish but remains very elegant. Super long and sneaky.

With air the nose is more fruity. Some peach and citrus. Palate is concentrated and hugely linear with so many angles. Very pure, sappy and juicy.
— 9 days ago

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