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Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

9.42230 ratings
9.4653 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, 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
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9.8

The 2013 Comtes de Champagne is a towering Champagne, as it was last year. Rich, sumptuous and explosive, the 2013 soars out of the glass with a captivating mix of tropical fruit, apricot, passion fruit, baked apple tart, mint and yellow flowers. It is one of the most explosive, extroverted Comtes I have ever tasted. Impressive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2024)

The 2013 Comtes de Champagne is a towering Champagne, as it was last year. Rich, sumptuous and explosive, the 2013 soars out of the glass with a captivating mix of tropical fruit, apricot, passion fruit, baked apple tart, mint and yellow flowers. It is one of the most explosive, extroverted Comtes I have ever tasted. Impressive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2024)

Apr 4th, 2024
Conrad Green

Light and focused. Pretty lemon fruit with sweet edges and bright acidity with a pinch of salinity. Very good

Light and focused. Pretty lemon fruit with sweet edges and bright acidity with a pinch of salinity. Very good

Feb 7th, 2024
Conrad Green

Great structure and acidity. Good balance. Sweet lemon and corn. Excellent

Great structure and acidity. Good balance. Sweet lemon and corn. Excellent

Feb 2nd, 2024
Ira Schwartz

For me the question for this cuvée is never, “ is it good?”. The question is , “how good is it?” Not as powerful as other vintages but it makes up for it with balance and complexity. I am sure this will age but it is in a very good drinking window right now.

For me the question for this cuvée is never, “ is it good?”. The question is , “how good is it?” Not as powerful as other vintages but it makes up for it with balance and complexity. I am sure this will age but it is in a very good drinking window right now.

Dec 31st, 2023
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Happy Anniversary Sofia. I miss you honey and will forever! Cortona calling. Cheers! 🍾🥂

I had this a few years ago and thought this needed another 3-4…apparently wasn’t wrong. Not as stellar as the 07. Starting come into its own. Golden apple, green apple, lime pulp, tropical melon, just ripe pineapple, ripe pear, vanillin, caramel, cream, sea spray, alluvial limestone minerals, beautiful mid grain chalkiness, brioche, baguette crust, nice, soft yeastiness, jasmine, yellow lilies, really nice acidity, well structured, balanced, delicious finish that lasts two-minutes. 🌹

Happy Anniversary Sofia. I miss you honey and will forever! Cortona calling. Cheers! 🍾🥂

I had this a few years ago and thought this needed another 3-4…apparently wasn’t wrong. Not as stellar as the 07. Starting come into its own. Golden apple, green apple, lime pulp, tropical melon, just ripe pineapple, ripe pear, vanillin, caramel, cream, sea spray, alluvial limestone minerals, beautiful mid grain chalkiness, brioche, baguette crust, nice, soft yeastiness, jasmine, yellow lilies, really nice acidity, well structured, balanced, delicious finish that lasts two-minutes. 🌹

Oct 8th, 2023
Conrad Green

Great salinity. Lime and rockpools. Lovely sweet corn notes. Great balance. Still very fresh

Great salinity. Lime and rockpools. Lovely sweet corn notes. Great balance. Still very fresh

Jul 1st, 2023
Conrad Green

Marmalade in color. Soft apricot and stone fruit. Some delicate light cherry fruit. A touch of sherry. Few bubbles

Marmalade in color. Soft apricot and stone fruit. Some delicate light cherry fruit. A touch of sherry. Few bubbles

Apr 16th, 2023
Greg Koslosky

A great vintage for comtes kind of flies under the radar . 2004 is a great Chardonnay vintage for Champagne . Golden delicious apples , brioche , liquid minerals . Lovely depth and balance on the palate with some secondary nuances starting to develop. A gorgeous comtes to drink over the next decade or two.

A great vintage for comtes kind of flies under the radar . 2004 is a great Chardonnay vintage for Champagne . Golden delicious apples , brioche , liquid minerals . Lovely depth and balance on the palate with some secondary nuances starting to develop. A gorgeous comtes to drink over the next decade or two.

Jan 9th, 2023
Mike Saviage

Taken to our friend’s place on the Big Island for a great dinner. This was young, bright and tight with ample acidity. Still a baby.

Taken to our friend’s place on the Big Island for a great dinner. This was young, bright and tight with ample acidity. Still a baby.

Dec 27th, 2022
Conrad Green

This is in a great place. For me the perfect bit between young and aged… some secondary notes. A softness and balance. Some honeyed notes. Real complexity and length. Yum

This is in a great place. For me the perfect bit between young and aged… some secondary notes. A softness and balance. Some honeyed notes. Real complexity and length. Yum

Dec 24th, 2022