Etienne Calsac

L'echappe Belle Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

9.261 ratings
9.220 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.0

Beautiful champagne, effortless balance. Slightly oxidative, golden apples

Beautiful champagne, effortless balance. Slightly oxidative, golden apples

May 19th, 2019
Matt Trader

Wow... you want a serious blanc de blanc, get one of these. Notes to come..

Wow... you want a serious blanc de blanc, get one of these. Notes to come..

May 9th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

The fact that this is an entry level is rediculous

The fact that this is an entry level is rediculous

Mar 24th, 2019
Bryce Wiatrak

It’s always a pleasure to explore a new Champagne house, and this was no exception. This bottle carries all the dynamism and precision that you desire in a Blanc de Blancs, without feeling unapproachable. Chalk and chiseled ice meet green apple froth and Chantilly cream.

It’s always a pleasure to explore a new Champagne house, and this was no exception. This bottle carries all the dynamism and precision that you desire in a Blanc de Blancs, without feeling unapproachable. Chalk and chiseled ice meet green apple froth and Chantilly cream.

May 24th, 2018
Max Tierno

My first pick for the Corkbuzz list. I have probably already had 25 bottles and considering how many this rising champagne star has made its an absolute honor. Sentimental bias aside I truly love this wine and have dedicated my time as a sommelier to spreading the love for Etienne Calsac. Looking forward to watching this guy's promising ride as one of the greatest producers in the cote de blanc

My first pick for the Corkbuzz list. I have probably already had 25 bottles and considering how many this rising champagne star has made its an absolute honor. Sentimental bias aside I truly love this wine and have dedicated my time as a sommelier to spreading the love for Etienne Calsac. Looking forward to watching this guy's promising ride as one of the greatest producers in the cote de blanc

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.6

Precise and straightforward. Med complexity. Taught. Short finish. #etiennecalsac #champagne #chardonnay #france #ctbucklinwine

Precise and straightforward. Med complexity. Taught. Short finish. #etiennecalsac #champagne #chardonnay #france #ctbucklinwine

Apr 14th, 2017
Lee Lightfoot

Amazing value

Amazing value

Dec 27th, 2016
Jane Shiverick

Partner Langdon Shiverick Imports

9.2

Wowie. Great value champ.

Wowie. Great value champ.

Feb 13th, 2016
Justin Croxall

Great champers.... Green and red apple, with brioche. Great weight.... Easy on the wallet too! Thanks @David McCarus

Great champers.... Green and red apple, with brioche. Great weight.... Easy on the wallet too! Thanks @David McCarus

Jan 21st, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Disgorged 3/2015.
This just gets better and better with each bottle.

Imported by Balanced Wine Selections.
No affiliation but I really applause the interesting gems they bring stateside.

Don't say you heard it from me but apply code NC15A at checkout to get 15% off (25% off on 12 mixed bottles!!).

Disgorged 3/2015.
This just gets better and better with each bottle.

Imported by Balanced Wine Selections.
No affiliation but I really applause the interesting gems they bring stateside.

Don't say you heard it from me but apply code NC15A at checkout to get 15% off (25% off on 12 mixed bottles!!).

Dec 6th, 2015