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Grand Cellier 1er Cru Champagne Blend

9.210 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Rilly-La-Montagne, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

For me, this was opposite end of the spectrum vs the Krug. More “reductive” in style with the bruised fruits & matchstick initially but this became a bit more fleshy after some time open and revealed more underripe citrus, lemon-lime candy and crushed rock. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

In the name of science, a few champagnes/sparkling wines were sampled today in an effort to help a friend for comparative research reasons. Hard way to spend a Monday...

For me, this was opposite end of the spectrum vs the Krug. More “reductive” in style with the bruised fruits & matchstick initially but this became a bit more fleshy after some time open and revealed more underripe citrus, lemon-lime candy and crushed rock. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

Feb 19th, 2019
Willie Carter

What to say about a champagne like this? Other than overwrought affirmations of love? Medium pale lemon in the glass with nice effervescence and a plethora of tiny, fine bubbles. The nose is pure with notes of green apple and lemon zest initially. Plums, roasted nuts, and wonderful minerality. Airy white flowers finish things off.

Pure class in the glass. 70% Chardonnay with the rest Pinot Noir, all from Rilly-la-Montagne. High acidity and medium body. Not quite laser like focus and clarity but damn close. All grapes included are classified as Premier Cru and it shows. Exceedingly dry and fresh.

On the crisp palate you’ll find pears, apples, and more plums. Freshly baked brioche bread, lemongrass, and fresh red fruit. Go get you some Grower Champagne, trust me on that. This one is absolutely striking in every sense. Drinking well now but will be better down the road. Everything in harmony here.

What to say about a champagne like this? Other than overwrought affirmations of love? Medium pale lemon in the glass with nice effervescence and a plethora of tiny, fine bubbles. The nose is pure with notes of green apple and lemon zest initially. Plums, roasted nuts, and wonderful minerality. Airy white flowers finish things off.

Pure class in the glass. 70% Chardonnay with the rest Pinot Noir, all from Rilly-la-Montagne. High acidity and medium body. Not quite laser like focus and clarity but damn close. All grapes included are classified as Premier Cru and it shows. Exceedingly dry and fresh.

On the crisp palate you’ll find pears, apples, and more plums. Freshly baked brioche bread, lemongrass, and fresh red fruit. Go get you some Grower Champagne, trust me on that. This one is absolutely striking in every sense. Drinking well now but will be better down the road. Everything in harmony here.

Nov 8th, 2020
Brendan Baker

A complete 180 after the no dosage Lassaigne. Much higher dosage, but no Malo, higher acidity - a different balance. Lemon curd and brioche.

A complete 180 after the no dosage Lassaigne. Much higher dosage, but no Malo, higher acidity - a different balance. Lemon curd and brioche.

Oct 19th, 2019
Brendan Baker

⚡️🍋🥂

⚡️🍋🥂

Oct 7th, 2019
Brendan Baker

Disgorged Dec ‘15. Lemon curd, brioche, high acid, fine bead. Rich but balanced 🍋⚡️🥳

Disgorged Dec ‘15. Lemon curd, brioche, high acid, fine bead. Rich but balanced 🍋⚡️🥳

Apr 27th, 2019
Conrad Green

Fresh and bright. Broad fruit and good acid. Very good

Fresh and bright. Broad fruit and good acid. Very good

Mar 11th, 2017
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.3

Zachery had this 3 years ago

Zachery had this 3 years ago

May 20th, 2018
Jens Halbert

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Nov 28th, 2018
Paritosh Kulkarni

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Sep 21st, 2018
Ron Siegel

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Ron had this 3 years ago

Apr 13th, 2018