Villers Aux Nœuds, Montagne De Reims

Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut Champagne Blend

2018 disgorgement 🔥🔥 — a month ago

Severn, Jan and 5 others liked this

Sadi Malot

Rose Nature Montagne de Reims Champagne Blend

Fresas y tisa. Seco. — 8 months ago

Daniel, Ron and 4 others liked this

Frédéric Savart

Le Mont Benoit Vieilles Vignes Villers Aux Noeuds 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2014

No chill from Savart here. Made the mistake of bringing a magnum of this to the mother-in-law's birthday party... Packed with middle aged aunties... So you can imagine how a brutally acidic, highly mineralic, dry champagne went... Let's just say the NZ savvy b was a bigger hit. Thankfully, the mother-in-law's got great taste and she loved it.

A champagne that begs for air. Austere essentially - only the final remnants of the wine really showcased the brilliant fruit. The nose is incredibly floral with light bread notes, orange rind and pear. The palate is intense and cuts like a knife. Red berries, lemon juice, lime, marzipan, salt... Really salty. I like this wine now, but it really needs time to flesh out and show its best.

NB: So different from the Ledru despite having nearly the same composition. Ah! The wonders of wine. Hard to nail the reason why, but I suspect maker's mark is probably the biggest factor. Both vibrates with great inner energy, but I can't help but feel that the Savart's just spitefully lean 🤣 Just a gut feeling as the site (and possibly base vintage too) is different.
— 3 years ago

Severn, P and 22 others liked this
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Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit 1er Cru Extra Brut Champagne Blend 2018

Not in a good place read hot bubbly — 4 months ago

Noël Bazin

La Pimpante Brut Rosé d'assemblage

So dark- definitely an assemblage. Fruity. Watermelon and maraschino. — 8 months ago

Eddie and Romain liked this

Henriet-Bazin

Blanc de Blancs Fût de Chêne Premier Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Disgorged June 2017. Has nice brioche and spice notes that interplay with lemon peel, pear and green apple fruit. Palate has a lush quality seems to be from the barrel aging. Superb length and gains complexity as it sees air and warms a touch. — 3 years ago

Maciej liked this

Vilmart & Cie

Cœur de Cuvée Rilly-la-Montagne 1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend

Rich, powerful, croissant aux amandes — 4 years ago

Severn, Sharon and 2 others liked this

A. Margaine

Le Brut Champagne Blend

Tart apples and a nice finish — 5 months ago

Louise Loughran
with Louise

Henriet-Bazin

Brut Rosé Grand Cru Champagne

Dry and crisp, yet very fruity. Excellent PQR — 2 years ago

Krug

Grande Cuveé 164ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Greg Ballington
9.5

Medium lemon gold in appearance with tiny bubbles. Still an absolutely baby, took a couple hours just to open up. Thick nose layered with brioche, lemon zest, acidic Granny Smith apples and some gravel. High mouthwatering acidity (8/10) and full bodied. Quite austere in its youth wanting to come out of its shell. Electrifying on the tongue with layers of citrus zest, white minerality, green apples, a touch of salinity and some yeast. Long and never ending finish. Drink from 2020 till 2045.

This bottling is the 164ème Édition of the Grande Cuvée by Krug which spent at least 8 years aging in the cellars (bottled Summer 2016) and is comprised of a blend of 127 different wines (38% reserve) covering 11 different vintages from 1990 to 2008. The blend is made up of 48% Pinot Noir (some from Montagne de Reims, Verzenay and Ay), 35% Chardonnay (some from Villers-Marmery and Trépail) and 17% Pinot Meunier (some from Sainte-Gemme).
— 4 years ago

India Okoh
with India
Shay, Clive and 14 others liked this