Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend

9.230 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!

Jul 24th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Nose is toasty and with lots of brioche. Nutty with huge caressing minerality. Really nice, enveloping and inviting. Palate is so elegant but also full of peach and apricot skins. Lovely mousse and concentration. Terrific freshness and very very good acids. Impressive structure and purity. Needs an hour to come more together. Will be back.

Nose is toasty and with lots of brioche. Nutty with huge caressing minerality. Really nice, enveloping and inviting. Palate is so elegant but also full of peach and apricot skins. Lovely mousse and concentration. Terrific freshness and very very good acids. Impressive structure and purity. Needs an hour to come more together. Will be back.

May 16th, 2021
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Golden apples, cider, pineapple juice, buttered toast.

Golden apples, cider, pineapple juice, buttered toast.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Jo Florradikal

golden bruised apples, the exact amount, hazelnut, caramel, toasty notes, amazing

golden bruised apples, the exact amount, hazelnut, caramel, toasty notes, amazing

Apr 20th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.7

Marvelous, mature, integrated, Champagne! Loaded with roasted nuts and balanced by crisp red fruit acidity and excellent chalky minerality.

Marvelous, mature, integrated, Champagne! Loaded with roasted nuts and balanced by crisp red fruit acidity and excellent chalky minerality.

Aug 31st, 2015
Gerald Montoya

Sharp yet beautiful. The nose has a wonderful creamy vanilla pudding with highlights of candied lemon and spice. The palate shows the same candied lemon with apple, spice hints of vanilla and laser acidity. The bubbles are fading a bit but provide great texture and still maintain a fine bead on the palate.

Sharp yet beautiful. The nose has a wonderful creamy vanilla pudding with highlights of candied lemon and spice. The palate shows the same candied lemon with apple, spice hints of vanilla and laser acidity. The bubbles are fading a bit but provide great texture and still maintain a fine bead on the palate.

Aug 5th, 2015
Matthew Cohen

75 bdb 25 Bdn.

On open nose is yeasty. A hint of lemon zest. pretty. A hint of candied lemon peel.

Palate - wow. Deliciously lemon fruit that is so good it’s almost sweet even though it’s brut. Some nice minerality. Extremely high on the deliciousness scale.

Long lemony finish. Some lemon peel.

75 bdb 25 Bdn.

On open nose is yeasty. A hint of lemon zest. pretty. A hint of candied lemon peel.

Palate - wow. Deliciously lemon fruit that is so good it’s almost sweet even though it’s brut. Some nice minerality. Extremely high on the deliciousness scale.

Long lemony finish. Some lemon peel.

Apr 6th, 2020
Robert Glunt

Tasty vintage champagne.

Tasty vintage champagne.

Jan 7th, 2018
John Osgood

Intense Champagne with big acidity and chalky notes.

Intense Champagne with big acidity and chalky notes.

Jun 3rd, 2017
Emily Biskup

Something different. Really quite elegant. Tiny bubbles. Very velvety.

Something different. Really quite elegant. Tiny bubbles. Very velvety.

Mar 22nd, 2017