Laherte Frères

Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères 1er Cru

9.511 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Blanc de Blanc
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Chalk, seashell, green apple and green gooseberries. Some lily and honeysuckle. And white pepper on the finish. Powerful, tensely coiled, with screaming acid. Not super approachable now but serious wine that should age well.

Chalk, seashell, green apple and green gooseberries. Some lily and honeysuckle. And white pepper on the finish. Powerful, tensely coiled, with screaming acid. Not super approachable now but serious wine that should age well.

Apr 5th, 2021
Shay A
9.4

I opened this alongside a 2012 Cedric Bouchard Bechalin BdN, Krug 167, Vilmart Coeur, and a 2014 Christophe Baron.

After having the 2013 Laherte Empriente about 6 weeks ago, I was curious to try this. This took the best parts of the Empriente (aromatics of spiced Granny Smith apples, honeysuckle, Carmex?, and chamomile), and improved on the parts that were lacking (more robust, fleshed out palate of lemon confit, herb crusted yellow fruits, lemon cream spread over English biscuits, and truffle honey). This leans oxidative (on the palate) without the sherry notes aromatically. The lean and racy style in regards to dosage is much more in harmony than the Empriente (which came across as too dry and in need of added dosage). This improved as the night went on (expected for a 2015 champagne), so enjoy now if you have multiple or hold for a few years. Definitely buying more.

I opened this alongside a 2012 Cedric Bouchard Bechalin BdN, Krug 167, Vilmart Coeur, and a 2014 Christophe Baron.

After having the 2013 Laherte Empriente about 6 weeks ago, I was curious to try this. This took the best parts of the Empriente (aromatics of spiced Granny Smith apples, honeysuckle, Carmex?, and chamomile), and improved on the parts that were lacking (more robust, fleshed out palate of lemon confit, herb crusted yellow fruits, lemon cream spread over English biscuits, and truffle honey). This leans oxidative (on the palate) without the sherry notes aromatically. The lean and racy style in regards to dosage is much more in harmony than the Empriente (which came across as too dry and in need of added dosage). This improved as the night went on (expected for a 2015 champagne), so enjoy now if you have multiple or hold for a few years. Definitely buying more.

Dec 25th, 2020
Zack Hall

Fire

Fire

Feb 27th, 2021
Max Einhorn

Acid, honey, lemon, very fine bubbles

Acid, honey, lemon, very fine bubbles

Nov 3rd, 2020
Kunal Nagpal

Kunal had this 2 months ago

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Feb 28th, 2021
Steven Schwartz

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Feb 8th, 2021
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Dec 25th, 2020
Thijs Hendriks

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Nov 26th, 2020
Freek Welter

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Nov 26th, 2020
Peter Zandbergen

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Nov 26th, 2020