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Frédéric Savart

Les Noues Ecueil 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2015

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

Ryan, Shay and 5 others liked this

Piper-Heidsieck

Cuvée Rare Champagne Blend 2002

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

Dawn, Eric and 33 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Simon. Hope you are keeping well in the People’s Republic of Victoria. 😉😉
Simon Gilligan

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@Bob McDonald all good! But after 25 years living in VIC I’ve returned to my home state of SA for something of a tree change in the Adelaide Hills. Left just before the first lockdown :)
Bob McDonald

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That was a good move Simon considering the lockdown length in Melbourne.

Pierre Callot

Clos Jacquin Grand Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Lyle Fass
9.6

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

Severn, Timmer and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice! Happy Day for you! I almost opened this tonight.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin needs 30 minutes

Laurent-Perrier

La Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.1

Love half bottles of good Blanc Champagne at Costco for $18. Sure makes it feel like Christmas come early.

I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas. What’s on your list?

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

Sofia, Severn and 19 others liked this

Jacques Lassaigne

Les Vignes de Montgueux Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Thanksgiving wine #1. Crisp, mineral layered Champagne. Vinous texture & excellent acidic structure. Honestly could have drank this all night. It played off the food beautifully. — 3 days ago

Bryan, Ira and 36 others liked this

Ruinart

Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

David T
9.2

More holiday nighttime fun with the iPhone 12 Max Pro.

Happy Holiday Season! 🎄🎅 ❄️ ⛄️ 🎁 🌟

Many reviews of the Ruinart Rosé will work for tonight.

From 375ml.
— 15 hours ago

Eric, Sofia and 17 others liked this

Varnier-Fanniere

Peter & Elise Champagne Blend

Thank you, Peter & Elise!
Found a special moment to drink your bottle and bring a toast to the beautiful things in life.
Cheers🥂
— 2 days ago

Peter, John and 8 others liked this

Jacques Selosse

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

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

Eli, Ira and 7 others liked this

Laherte Frères

Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

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

Josh, Ira and 4 others liked this

Caillez-Lemaire

Cuvée Jadis Extra Brut Premier Cru Champagne Blend 2008

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

Eric, S.R.Alexander and 24 others liked this