J.M. Labruyere

Prologue Propriétaire de Vignes Grand Cru Champagne Blend

9.121 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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2 April 2014 bottling(2013 vintage)
28 January 2019 disgorgement

2 April 2014 bottling(2013 vintage)
28 January 2019 disgorgement

Oct 12th, 2019
Connor Smith

The 17th century saw an explosion of beverage options in Europe. Spirits were coming into their own, flavoring with hops was finally the standard for beer, and chocolate, coffee, and tea began flowing from overseas. Wine was no longer the only kid on the block, and had to offer something new to stay on top.

Sparkles in wine due to second fermentations were nothing new, but it was the leap in English glassmaking technology in the 1620s with coal-firing that allowed them to be harnessed. No longer would there be constant risk of bottles exploding from pressure, and bubbles came ever more into vogue - much to the chagrin of the great advocates of still blanc de noirs Champagne, Dom Perignon and the Marquis de Saint-Evremond. But there was no holding back the tide, and by the end of the century sparkling Champagne was the drink of choice for high courts across Europe.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured.)

The 17th century saw an explosion of beverage options in Europe. Spirits were coming into their own, flavoring with hops was finally the standard for beer, and chocolate, coffee, and tea began flowing from overseas. Wine was no longer the only kid on the block, and had to offer something new to stay on top.

Sparkles in wine due to second fermentations were nothing new, but it was the leap in English glassmaking technology in the 1620s with coal-firing that allowed them to be harnessed. No longer would there be constant risk of bottles exploding from pressure, and bubbles came ever more into vogue - much to the chagrin of the great advocates of still blanc de noirs Champagne, Dom Perignon and the Marquis de Saint-Evremond. But there was no holding back the tide, and by the end of the century sparkling Champagne was the drink of choice for high courts across Europe.

(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû’s Wines ‘History of Wine 1453AD-Present’ seminar, where this wine was poured.)

Aug 20th, 2019
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Previous disgorgements have been Brut. This is the first Extra Brut disgorgement I have seen. Almost 5 years en tirage.

Previous disgorgements have been Brut. This is the first Extra Brut disgorgement I have seen. Almost 5 years en tirage.

Aug 14th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Mid and upper palate focused that is leaner. Better with rich buttery foods. This bottling 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay based on 2012 vintage, was aged longer than last year. Disgorged April 2017. Dosage 4.8 g/L. SS

Mid and upper palate focused that is leaner. Better with rich buttery foods. This bottling 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay based on 2012 vintage, was aged longer than last year. Disgorged April 2017. Dosage 4.8 g/L. SS

Feb 12th, 2019
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Verzenay Grand Cru

Verzenay Grand Cru

Nov 22nd, 2018
Tracy Hall

70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. Flavors are lemon curd, pineapple and French toast. Very short (up front only) and fat on the finish. Disgorged June 27, 2016 dosage 4.8 g. SS

70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. Flavors are lemon curd, pineapple and French toast. Very short (up front only) and fat on the finish. Disgorged June 27, 2016 dosage 4.8 g. SS

Nov 18th, 2017
Andrew Steffensmeier

Citrus tones lead the way. A fine bead. Hints of other tropical fruit behind. Toast and nice cut.

Citrus tones lead the way. A fine bead. Hints of other tropical fruit behind. Toast and nice cut.

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2018
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J.M. Labruyere "Prologue" Grand Cru Extra Brut. 05/24/16 Disgorgement based on 95% 2012 and 5% 2010. 100% Verzenay.

J.M. Labruyere "Prologue" Grand Cru Extra Brut. 05/24/16 Disgorgement based on 95% 2012 and 5% 2010. 100% Verzenay.

Feb 14th, 2017
Ryan Vento

Very delicate, expressive, and delicious. Light bodied with lemon curd, green apple, pineapple, peach, and pear.

Very delicate, expressive, and delicious. Light bodied with lemon curd, green apple, pineapple, peach, and pear.

Mar 10th, 2018
John Haffey

Delicious, rich, and full.

Delicious, rich, and full.

Jan 3rd, 2018