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Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir

I love this guy’s wines. Such vinous champagne. — 10 days ago

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Wish they were easier to find!
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

And back to last year’s prices

Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

When we talk purity and honesty in wine, Larmandier-Bernier instantly comes to mind. An attractive light golden robe and impressive perlage. The nose is instantly striking with plenty of green apple and butter. Lemon and limes along with marzipan. Chalky and fresh, this is one that you really should just sit with for a while and appreciate. The pastry aromas are absolutely killer here. The citrus fruit notes are really prominent over time. So pretty.

A biodynamic Blanc de Blancs from masters of their terroir. Stately and august while remaining approachable. It’s a wine you want to be effusive. Full of personality, charm, and complexity there’s such power and grace with this champagne. Brilliant acidity but there’s no way I would mark this as zero dosage if tasted blind. Laser like precision here. So classy and luxurious.

In the mouth, this is pure joy. Pure finesse and excellence. Terrific texture and balance. Citrus and slight toasted brioche notes. There’s a really nice streak of spice towards the end, especially on the second day. This champagne may not be right for everyone but it’s certainly right for me. I love this.
— 14 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 16 others liked this

Krug

Brut Champagne Blend 2000

Fresh and crystalline with a salty, oyster shell nose. A little sweetness in the front, a fiber mousse with tall detail and transparency. Light on its feet alongside the Dom 02. Not as intense but very pretty. — 2 days ago

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Severn, Aravind and 6 others liked this

R. Dumont et Fils

Rosé Brut Champagne

Wine traditions. Love this producer so much. — 21 days ago

Torey Nelson
with Torey

Les Vins Du 7

Bulles de Comptoir #9 Tradition Champagne Pinot Noir Blend

And now for something quite different. A champagne rebel and man of his own time and mind, Charles Dufour is producing some extraordinary wines. And they live up to the hype. A nice mild amber color with lazy, small bubbles. The nose is rather intense with a nice bit of nutmeg up front. Plenty of citrus fruit that never overwhelms but is certainly enveloping. Woodsmoke and wood, red apples, and just a little honey.

As natural as natural wine gets. Organic, hand picked, herbicide free. This most certainly tastes natural, in the best way possible. 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and an added 10% of Pinot Blanc. From beautiful Côte des Bar terroir and aged for two years on lees. 80% of the wine comes from the 2018 harvest with the remaining 20% coming from a perpetual reserve dating back to 2010. With an extra brut dosage of 3 g/l, there’s rather zippy acidity and innate purity here.

This really is one of those bottles that unique and highly, highly expressive. Very nuanced with outrageous complexity. The palate is fantastic with apples and a bit of cinnamon to boot. Every sip screams natural and terroir driven. Special, special stuff. Unique and gorgeous.
— 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Very nicely reviewed!🍾
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Severn Goodwin One of a kind stuff
Willie Carter

Willie Carter

@Trixie Thank you, that means so much to me!

Vincent Couche

Brut Millésimé Champagne Blend 2010

Bouteille un peu moins impressionnate que la précédente, c’est bien surtout pour le prix, pommes mures, assez frais mais semblait plus évoluée et un brin plus “liquoreuse”. 88-89

Nice with ripe apples, some freshness but this bottle was mot as impressive as the last one, a touch more heavy or liquor feel to it.
— 5 days ago

Severn, Romain and 7 others liked this

Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

Cannot get enough of these magical Champagnes from Olivier Collin. Glad to snag this last bottle. The 2015 60 months sur lattes just dials everything up to 10. It’s deep and intense and radiates with energy and Burgundian flair. It has leesy richness, while at the same time shows impeccable purity and elegance. Swirls in a Burgundy glass unleash its core of caramelized stone fruit, curry leaf, rose oil and exotic spices along ripping citrus inflicted acids that lead to a long, tension filled and smoky mineral infused finish. Truly, like if Meursault could sparkle ✨ — 5 hours ago

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Pierre Gimonnet & Fils

Cuvée Fleuron Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Chardonnay Champagne 2014

Always find this cuvée Just a joy of a BdB from Gimmonet and the 2014 is no different. Incredibly fragrant, supple and rich fruit backed by an immediately vibrant acidity and mineral core. Creamy, postured, fun. Satsuma, ripe pear, a kiss of something yellow and plummy, crushed chalk, jasmine, citrus peel. 58 Cramant/Chouilly 42 Cuis/Vertus; 5g/l dosage; 12/2020 disgorgement — 17 hours ago

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Nicolas Feuillatte

Réserve Exclusive Brut Champagne Blend

This won a $40 and under bubbles tasting back in December but it's feeling too fruity in May. Still a good value but I'm looking elsewhere for those upcoming Miller-Geitz nuptials. — 5 days ago

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