Not correct bottle (app won’t find it).... First time trying Les Noues from excellent grower Frédéric Savart. It is fresh, vibrant and youthful with a fine mousse and a bit of an Armagnac-like nose that further reveals exotic citrus, brioche, toasted nuts and smokey minerals. Finishes with good length and tension. — 21 days ago
Celebrating another trip around the sun. This Piper Rare is medium straw in colour. Masses of ultra fine bubbles ( fine persistent mousse). Complex toasty aromas with a touch of gun smoke and flinty notes. On the palate Complex, Intense and Refreshing all at once. Chalky minerality with a saline note. Yellow fruits with creamy notes starting to take over the acid at 18 years. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. An outstanding Champagne from a great year where the contents more than lives up to the bling of the packaging. Tempted to make a statement and give it 98 points. — 10 days ago
Bready, yeasty nose, superb minerality, so so deep. Insane minerals. So deep, so mineral, so elegant, so salty. So deep. So textured. What a finish. Super focused. Seems a bit young. This really will open. What a midpalate. Toastiness. Concentration and superb textures. Amazing lift. Salty finish. — 2 days ago
Love half bottles of good Blanc Champagne at Costco for $18. Sure makes it feel like Christmas come early.
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Really nice cuvée from Laurent-Perrier and even better price point.
Bruised apple & Bosc pear, pineapple juice, nougat with nuts, ginger ale, vanillin, white spice, sea spray, soft volcanics, easy, powdery chalkiness, bread dough to baguette, withering lilies and spring flowers. Lively acidity and well balanced, rich, elegant finish that persists minutes landing on minerals & spice.
Happy Holiday Season! 🎄🎅❄️⛄️🎁 🌟 — 14 hours ago
Speechless! Long, lonely afternoon with 2-hour family Zoom...pared down trad turkey feast with just the two of us. But, hard to feel down with a glass of Selosse Rose. Such finesse and balance... I searched two years for a source... and now I swallow hard and purchase in 3’s. Easily the best Rose in my Champagne history. — 3 days ago
Made about as naturally as possible, this is a beautiful experience in a glass. A medium of tiny bubbles in light straw. Delicate and ethereal. Chalk and lemon zest initially on the bouquet. A little pear mingles with white flowers and the customary apple aromas.
100% Chardonnay from Chavot and Epernay. 2015 base disgorged 3/18, with half of the grapes from older vintages. Racy acidity and wonderful tension. Zero dosage and exquisitely dry. Great balance and structure with more power than you’re expecting. Seriously sensual.
On the palate you’ll find grapefruit and chamomile initially with lemon rind and apricots coming in later. Pears, almonds, and just the hint of spice compliment. A long bone dry finish featuring that yeast we all know and love. Easily one of my favorite non vintage Blanc de Blancs. — a day ago
Thanksgiving 2020; a quiet day with just my wife and the kitties, hopefully 2021 brings family and dear friends back for group enjoyment of this Holiday.
Nose has effervescent limestone water, crusty sourdough bread, excessively zested lemon and lemon creme pie.
Palate has saline lemon juice, lemon slice + peel, an amazing level of acidity but equally balanced; what a finish, Wow! — 3 days ago