Well dang. I got this on recommendation of @David L , @Carl Fischer , @Mike R , @Ron R and a few others. I am SO glad I did, especially after hearing that my favorite SB, Arkenstone, is moving to $95/bottle! To me, this tastes like Arkenstone on day 2. It is chock full of pineapple juice, cantaloupe, kiwi and stone fruits. Reminds me of the ice cream bar Creamsicle in how creamy it is. There is a tartness with the fruit but also balanced acidity. It is powerful and bold. Truly fantastic for those who enjoy bigger style SB. As you can see in the background, @Mark Flesher enjoyed it! — 3 days ago
Someone asked me if this is cab or merlot dominated, and I said... “no idea, but if I had to guess, I’d say 50/50”... and now I feel like a boss because I was right. This is a good wine. Clove and concentrated fruit jam on the nose... almost pungent in this sense. After some time decanting, this thing smoothes out beautifully. Spice box palate, dry but round tannins. It’s at its prime right now. — 2 days ago
The more I have of this Cuvée, the more I like it.
The nose reveals; lemon parfait, lemon meringue, golden apple with green apple that layers underneath it, grapefruit, fresh pineapple, honeysuckle, marzipan, cream, toast, caramel, hints of ginger, sea shells, verbena, soft chalkiness, yellow lilies, fruit blossoms and spring flowers.
The body is soft, rich, creamy mousse and lively in the mouth. The palate is lemon sorbet, lime zest, honeysuckle, pineapple, verbena, golden apple, some green apple, caramel, light spice that brings some palate heat, toast, hints of ginger, marzipan, silvered almond, brioche, beautiful nice chalkiness, sea spray, grey volcanic minerals that penetrate into your palate, yellow lilies, fruit blossoms and spring flowers. The acidy is very nice...well executed, the long, rich, balanced finish is quite enjoyable and persists on the palate for minutes.
Photos of, the Champagne House of Laurent-Perrier, their tasting bar, retail shop and beautifully manicured Grand Cru Vineyard. — 9 days ago
100% chard and extra brut but on the sweet and toasty side. Not quite as bright and savory as some of the single vineyard offerings from C-T, but this has a bit of a lushness to it that reminds me of vintage Krug. The nose is all brioche, lemon curd and a bit of candied orange. If I only had one word, it would be “panettone”. Like this a lot. — 6 days ago
Base 2008 vintage with reserve wines from 2006 and 2007. 50% PN, 45% Chardonnay and 5% PB. Dégorgemet July 2015, 3120 Bottles.
Green apple, lemon, apricot, toast, on the palate, fine bubble, very fruity, apricots, fine acidity, toast, creamy, almonds touch. 93DSP — 3 days ago
You know that craving you have sometimes for something very specific, and when you get something close to that you are disappointed because it doesn’t satiate your exact craving? This matched everything I was looking for. It was yeasty, toffee driven, caramel & oxidized fruit. The bubbles were minuscule and the mousse was extremely creamy. Lots of baked fruit/toasted aromatics and notes on the palate. This is drinking really well right now. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks @Mark Flesher — 3 days ago
This afternoon/evening was our first of two baby showers. Not only were we surrounded by friends & family, but we were also surrounded by some good wine & other drinks.
Delicious. I had a friend saber this as her last attempt didn’t pan out so well. Very enjoyable bubbles. — 2 days ago