Etienne Calsac

L'echappe Belle Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay

9.262 ratings
9.223 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Magnum 🍾

Magnum 🍾

Jan 9th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Mushroom, fresh and ripe lemon and apricot, very toasty and leesy esp on the palate. Medium - acidity, elevated intensity and finish.

Mushroom, fresh and ripe lemon and apricot, very toasty and leesy esp on the palate. Medium - acidity, elevated intensity and finish.

Nov 11th, 2019
Meg Herring

Very toasty and yeasty in the nose. More apples on the palate. The warm and fruity notes balance the high acidity really nicely. Overall just a beautiful champagne and only $45.

Very toasty and yeasty in the nose. More apples on the palate. The warm and fruity notes balance the high acidity really nicely. Overall just a beautiful champagne and only $45.

Jul 29th, 2019
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
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