Champagne Blend

Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 7 days ago

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Bernard Gaucher

Brut Réserve Champagne

My first experience with this producer. 90% Pinot Noir and the balance Chardonnay. Popped and poured; consumed under an hour. On the nose, mostly fresh lemons and brioche. High intensity. On the palate, golden raspberries and lemon with chalky minerals and lightly toasted brioche. The acid is high…but there’s decent balance here. It’s not a particularly complex Champagne but it delivers very well as an aperitif. No disgorgement information on the label. — 14 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Egly-Ouriet

V.P. Vieillissement Prolongé Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Disgorged july 2019. 84 months in the cellar. Dark yellow golden color. Complex in nose. Toast, apple, some tropical tones. — 8 days ago

Ira, Shay and 14 others liked this
Shay A

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Love this producer and this champagne. Their Les Crayeres is one of my all time favorites.
Martijn

Martijn

@Shay A can only agree with you Shay. It is exceptional what they make!

Philippe Fontaine

Cuvée Prestige Brut Champagne Blend

This bottle was provided by a friend at a recent outdoor social gathering. A very unusual blend of 40% Pinot Blanc, 35% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay. In fact, I can’t recall ever having a champagne that was blended with more than three of the seven permissible varieties. I wish I had more time to spend with this wine but the setting wasn’t very conducive to a thorough analysis. That being said, I took some brief notes. Popped and poured; consumed under an hour. A pleasant mix of pear, lemon, citrus blossom with chalky minerals. The finish was round and quite saline…and rather delightful! Almost quaffable. This wine had a texture that sort of played with my ability to accurately judge the acidity but I settled on medium+…but I think the acid is pretty sneaky. The finish was long and satisfying. Probably my favorite bottle from Philipe Fontaine to date. No disgorgment date stated on the label. — 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice. Look for Perseval-Farge, they have a bottle (Les Goulats) that includes a majority of the odd varietals (Arbanne, Petit Meslier, Fromenteau aka Pinot Blanc/Gris).
Jay Kline

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@Severn Goodwin interesting. I’ll keep an eye out. I recently read that Duval-Leroy has been periodically releasing a 100% Petit Meslier since 1998. Not sure any of it makes it to the States.
Severn Goodwin

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@Jay Kline Great info to know, thanks for passing the tip.

Pol Roger

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2009

Nothing wrong here. Light, refreshing, good minerality with a touch of strawberry sweetness - perfect with a roasted bird for dinner. — 7 days ago

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Alfred Gratien

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Not very expressive in the nose or mouth. Muted stone fruits, fine bubbles and a slightly astringent finish. TBL — 9 days ago

Daniel P., Ron and 6 others liked this

Camille Marcel

Adage Brut Champagne Blend

Camille Marcel, champagne Adage, brut NV
Brioche and apple on the nose, strong bubble and massive acid backbone, long fresh finish with apple notes. Good one
— 2 days ago

Peter, Ron and 7 others liked this

Pol Roger

Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne 2004

This is so rich and decadent, has a yellow color with the slightest of oxidation tone, great balance and acidity, buried citrus notes under a prominent and rich buttery and nutty mid palate that ends flowery, long and complex. This ooozes its pedigree, and is its in infancy but oh so good now. Hold if you can. Should be a thrill in 5 to 7 years. — 7 days ago

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Laherte Frères

Ultradition Extra-Brut Champagne Blend

Citrus rinds and honeysuckle nose with a mouth watering palate from front to finish. Would be awesome with food. 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir (40% reserve) 4.5g/L dosage. Disgorged 11-2019. TBL — 3 days ago

Shay, Ron and 7 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2003

2003. Pour fêter les 18 ans de ma fille. Grand champagne pour un grand moment !! — a day ago

Shay, Byron and 8 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Congratulations!