Champagne, France

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2002

This is so fresh but definitely in the drinking window.Some ripe bright fruit. Lemon oil, a touch of stone fruit, limestone. Great acidity and a lovely Pinot heft — 4 days ago

Tony GarciaDavid SchachterBryan Thomas
with Tony, David and 3 others
Jeroen, Ira and 18 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Dry. Pointed. Earthy. Delicious. — 7 days ago


Brut Champagne Blend 2000

Sweet and spring age but delicious. Nutty, sweet lemon, salinity, gorgeous rich fruit. A good time to drink now. Lovely — a month ago

Bex GreenNaoko Dalla ValleLarry Frierson
with Bex, Naoko and 1 other
Bex, Shay and 11 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Medium deep ruby core , medium wide ruby garnet rim . Quite slow and fat tears. Quite exotic nose , slightly high toned, lots of ripe spicy blackcurrant , dark cherry , blackberry and underneath a grafite and earthy note , marine scents also . On the palate round, ripe and sweet dark fruits, blackcurrant , blackberry and dark cherry , touches of grafite and cigar box. Surprisingly good , even refreshing acidity , ripe ample tannins; there is great intensity here. Balanced alcohol even though it is quite decadent and rich, lots of glycerin . Very long and succulent but balanced finish with touches of mineral and tobacco. The plumpness and exoticism does come across as pretty atypical for Latour , though it is a real success for the vintage and an undeniably enjoyable wine. Drinking ok now , with a decant of an hour or two but really did improve over the 5 hours we had it open. Will obviously last and improve over the next 20 years and I’m sure go further still . — 3 days ago

Severn, Byron and 12 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

2012 base vintage. Lovely bright lemon and slate. A peachy, fleshy note. Vivid and clear. Kinda dramatic and showy but with real substance and great acidity. Wow. — 6 days ago

BOT Paul WoollsMatt Lichtenberg
with BOT, Paul and 1 other
Jeroen, Bob and 9 others liked this


'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 2002

sweet edges. Flint, lemon and lifted gorgeously pure fruit. Very calm and poised. Not showy, but great stuff — 4 days ago

Tony GarciaDavid SchachterBryan Thomas
with Tony, David and 3 others
Shay, Andrew and 8 others liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Insane depths of flavour and intensity. Really concentrated...perphaps too much for the casual Champagne drinker? — a month ago

vinokeeno, Lyle and 7 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2010

Very dry. Hay and pressed flowers. Prickly dry. Some more expressive fruit on day 2, but this is closed as far as I can tell. — 17 days ago

Peter, Peter and 14 others liked this


La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2014

Medium lemon straw , very fine persistent perlage . Lovely complex nose , honeysuckle, red berry fruits with a touch of citrus zest, baked brown bread , chalky mineral notes also . On the palate quite broad and rich , more dense red berry fruits , citrus peel , meaty as well , slightly toasty notes , long and very detailed on the finish . Long with great tension and bracing mineral , taut acidity . Surprisingly enjoyable now but will be even better in 10 years and will last a decade more . — 4 days ago

Douglas, Alan and 13 others liked this


Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1996

One of the best bottles of champagne I’ve ever had. Annual one for Valentine’s Day - 2 left from a case we bought years ago. Getting better each year. Has a bit of a caramel apple mixed with lemon curd thing developing now. Very fine bubbles. Just fantastic. — a month ago

Severn, Andrew and 14 others liked this
Jason Gelman

Jason Gelman

looks like my schedule just cleared up for valentine’s day next year ! 💘💝