Ruppert-Leroy

Les Cognaux Brut Nature Champagne Pinot Noir

9.121 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Julia Cochran

Manager/Buyer The Wine Club-Santa Clara

9.0

Nervy and tense. Lime and saline minerality. Other worldly juice.

Nervy and tense. Lime and saline minerality. Other worldly juice.

Dec 25th, 2014
Willie Carter

Everything about this champagne is distinct and dare I say it, special. Really pretty in the glass with an initial burst of fine bubbles. Green apples show on the nose upfront but soon transforms into a pretty unique combination of oak, smoke, and ginger. Stone fruits and roasted nuts. A faint hint of really nice red fruit with more time in the glass. Really unique and fun.

Biodynamic and truly natural champagne. Single year, single plot, single varietal. 100% Aube Pinot Noir and no dosage so the terroir of the Les Cognaux plot speaks clearly here. Zippy acidity and oh so refreshing. The balance is perfect, absolutely spot on. Disgorged in October of 2019 from the 2017 vintage.

So energetic and lively. There’s an initial burst of orchard fruit on the tongue which the racy acidity balances nicely. Toasted bread and herbs along with spice and minerality. Chalk and raspberries. Impressive length. One of the most unorthodox champagnes I’ve had and I am definitely here for it.

Everything about this champagne is distinct and dare I say it, special. Really pretty in the glass with an initial burst of fine bubbles. Green apples show on the nose upfront but soon transforms into a pretty unique combination of oak, smoke, and ginger. Stone fruits and roasted nuts. A faint hint of really nice red fruit with more time in the glass. Really unique and fun.

Biodynamic and truly natural champagne. Single year, single plot, single varietal. 100% Aube Pinot Noir and no dosage so the terroir of the Les Cognaux plot speaks clearly here. Zippy acidity and oh so refreshing. The balance is perfect, absolutely spot on. Disgorged in October of 2019 from the 2017 vintage.

So energetic and lively. There’s an initial burst of orchard fruit on the tongue which the racy acidity balances nicely. Toasted bread and herbs along with spice and minerality. Chalk and raspberries. Impressive length. One of the most unorthodox champagnes I’ve had and I am definitely here for it.

Sep 26th, 2021
RockAndRhone _

Birthday week toast on 9/25/14 for PC

Birthday week toast on 9/25/14 for PC

Sep 28th, 2014
Jessica Dean

Perfect for seafood. A bit dry on its own but still delicious.

Perfect for seafood. A bit dry on its own but still delicious.

Jun 27th, 2015
Martijn

Nice yellow color. Perfect mousse. Brioche and pear in the nose. Very tasty and lengthy finish!

Nice yellow color. Perfect mousse. Brioche and pear in the nose. Very tasty and lengthy finish!

Jan 16th, 2015
Kit H

Started off with lime zest and a chalky finish. Day two, algae & green tomatoes. At this point, I think the fosse-grely is the best of the bunch.

Started off with lime zest and a chalky finish. Day two, algae & green tomatoes. At this point, I think the fosse-grely is the best of the bunch.

Jan 5th, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

Nico had this 6 years ago

Nico had this 6 years ago

May 14th, 2016
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.5

Rajat had this 7 years ago

Rajat had this 7 years ago

Sep 18th, 2015
René Renissen

René had this 7 years ago

René had this 7 years ago

Jul 21st, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

John had this 7 years ago

John had this 7 years ago

Dec 6th, 2014