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Recent Tasting Notes from Boucant-Thiery

Lilbert Perle

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2009/10/11. D/g 7/15. 5g/ltr. Dry, soft mousse. Quite stern. Oyster shell. Salt.

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Henriot Rose Millesime

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Surprisingly fresh colour. Lovely stewed nose with notes of blackcurrant. Very soft entrance and a creamy wave but a real pun …

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Laurent-Perrier Brut

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Touch of age on the nose. Clean palate. Lacking depth on the mid to late palate. Very soft mousse. Loads of seashell that mak …

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Veuve Clicquot Rose

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Light orange pink. Blackcurrant and plenty of copper and slate notes. Reminiscent of Ecueil and Villers aux Noeuds. Very drin …

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Suenen Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

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Oodles of wet chalk and salt on the nose. Touch of smoke and a sprinkling of toast. Sweet lemon gooseberry and white pepper. …

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart

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Rich stewed nose. Palate has good weight and length. The mid to late has some real fire to it! Lovely. Tasted by the glass at …

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Krug Grande Cuvee

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Sweet nose. Palate surprisingly fresh and clean. By the glass at Heathrow terminal 5. 2006 base.

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Krug Rose

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Pastry nose. Sweet strawberry and raspberry palate. Sweet, pure and lovely! 2006 base. ID 213027

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Piot-Sevillano Interdite

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Good oak balance.Saline. Extremely delicate mousse, very sweet palate. Luscious. Needs to develop the mid palate a touch give …

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Piot-Sevillano Brut Prestige

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Sweet, aromatic, touch of mint. Sweet palate. Simplistic, creamy, warm, touch of hot toast.

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Piot-Sevillano Vintage

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Touch oxidation on the nose.Hints of treacle and marmite. Freshness is there on the palate.

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Piot-Sevillano Extra Brut Tradition

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Opulent, sweet fruit nose. Tutti-fruity. Noticeable drop in sugar creates a rather barren style on the mid palate. Almost sal …

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Piot-Sevillano Brut Rose

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Red salmon pink. Floral, very seductive nose. Impressive mousse, very fine. Great acidity. Good balance.

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Piot-Sevillano Brut Tradition

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Hot, biscuits. Very lean mid-palate. Very subtle mousse. Banana skin.

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Dauby Rose

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Light floral. Orange tinged salmon pink. Good fruit on mid but lacking depth.

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Dauby Vintage

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Warm vanilla notes. Hugely powerful oak notes. Lingering lemon zest and grapefruit. Really hits the mid-late. The oak hugely …

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Dauby Millesime Brut

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Powerful acidity. Great length to the palate.Keeping freshness. Lovely grapefruit and forest fruit notes.

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Dauby Blanc de Noir

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Powerful nose. Sweet vanilla palate. Starfruit. Creamy mousse with an opulent clementine mid palate. The acidity drops a litt …

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Dauby Reserve Premier Cru

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Crisp, saline. Sweet pinot with a very dry fruit note. For drinking up front. Very strict palate. Minerality held very tightl …

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Dhondt-Grellet Rose 1er Cru

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Good mouthfeel. Got an impressive mid palate and bite to this. Good balance of crisp chardonnay and also red fruit qualities.

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Dhondt-Grellet Grande Cuvee

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100% oak Opulent creamy nose. Green apple. Lovely, oaky. Extremely fine and balanced oak. Beautiful mousse. Serious acidity a …

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Dhondt-Grellet Millesime

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Opulent style on the nose.Mature fruit. Rather simple style. Mid palate is lacking depth.

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Dhondt-Grellet Prestige du Moulin

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Real hit of cramant. Minerality, crisp, lemon. Good depth on the mid palate. Lovely freshness with a touch of cream.

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Dhondt-Grellet Selection

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Very muted on the nose. Step up in the quality of mouthfeel. Spritely mousse. Dry.

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Dhondt-Grellet Tradition

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Fruity, steely, crisp, white flowers with a plump note. Sweet, lacking acidity. Lots of orange pethe, short on the finish but …

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Michel Turgy Collection

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Fascinating stewed apple nose. Nougat. Having tried a number of vintages I can safely say that slightly off vintages do not a …

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Joseph Perrier Brut

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Very crisp nose. Creamy. Alive on the late palate. Lacking depth of fruit on the mid. Needs food. Oyster shell nose. A good v …

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Guy Charlemagne En Magnum

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Has been sitting for 2 years, collected from the house June 2012. Lovely straw gold. Butter and oyster shell, lemongrass. A t …

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Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut

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Fresh, yeasty with a clay note. This appears more prominent than usual. Fleshy pinot noir note. Pure, but such a heavy terroi …

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Richard Royer Brut Millesime

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Again sweet, rich, bold. Great grip and sweet fruit. Starfruit, more focussed.

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Richard Royer Mlle Jeanne

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Chardonnay in old barrels. Bold, full, intense. Bristling. Creamy. Great grip.

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Richard Royer Caractere

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Big full rich pinot notes on the front-mid. Bready, red fruit. Good mineralogy.

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Richard Royer Brut Rose

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Dry finish. Cutting, dry style.

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Richard Royer Brut Reserve

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Lovely red wine notes. Earthy, vegetable notes giving broadness. Bit of sweetness.

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Moutaux Beauregard

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Hazelnut notes. Honey. Lovely smooth approachable palate. Hint of breadiness. Great acidic bite but seems a little hollow.

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Moutaux Carte Blanche

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Notes of nougat biscuit. Floral. Nice acidic grip and fruit but lacks finish. Almost like a dry sherry. Slightly odd.

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Moutaux Rose

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Red pink. Hard red wine notes. Hard wine.

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Moutaux Reserve

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Liquorice notes. Good fruity style but lacks the terroir notes, no mineral tones. Notes of raspberry.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Millesime

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Lovely, sweet, ready palate. Again dominated but the red fruit notes. Again a little lacking.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Blanc de Blancs

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Bready hit on the palate but again lacks a nose. Great acidity and length. White fruit notes. Headiness.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Cuvee Prestige

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Really closed on the nose. Crisp, straw notes with strong hints of sweet strawberry.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Reserve

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Deep red. Bright red fruit notes. Quite dry.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Grande Reserve

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More toasty green notes. A bit more refined, a lot more greeniness.

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Charles Gouthiere & Fils Cuvee de Reserve

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Fruity nose. Big, bright fruity red notes. Almost rose. Simplistic sugary heights.

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R Dumont et Fils Grand Millesime

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Cheesy notes. Very soft mousse. Has a decadence.

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R Dumont et Fils Brut Rose

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Violet flowers on the rose. Sweet violet notes on the front-mid. Again shell notes. Lovely, but rest!

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R Dumont et Fils Brut Nature

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Heady, rich, complex. Very dry. Oyster shell. Very gripping.

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R Dumont et Fils Millesime

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Bit of sweetness. Coming on the nose. Heavy oyster shell notes dominate the mid-late. Toasty but lacking length.

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Lionel Carreau Cuvee Preembulles

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More aromatic. Interesting but lacks body.

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Lionel Carreau Rose

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Bright red wine, focussed rose. Nice full flavour.

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Lionel Reserve Cuvee Reserve

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Chardonnay gives it a bit of flabbiness. Floral hard notes. Lacks acidity.

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Lionel Carreau Tradition

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Nice, fruity. Easy style. Youthful wine. Easy.

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Gaudinat Boivin Vintage

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Chardonnay sings well. Crisp apple notes with again good grip and mineralogy. Interesting.

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Gaudinat Boivin Origine

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Single vineyard. Sweet, cheesy. Big bold rich and good acidity. Bold wine. Lovely. Cassis.

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Gaudinat Boivin Grand Rose

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A little closed, opens nicely. Big bold rose. Ruby red fruit flavours.

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Gaudinat Boivin Grande Reserve

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Crisp, more body. Nice long finish.

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Gaudinat Boivin Tradition

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Floral notes with crisp red fruit notes. Sweet toasty notes, biscuity. Dominated by sweet raspberry notes.

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Base Vintage:

Didier Ducos Absolu Meunier

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Sweet almost confected red fruit, but lovely balance across the palate.

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Didier Ducos Millesime

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Hard toasty nose. Lacking length but a good mouthfeel on the fruit end. Aromas of rose, starfruit.

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Didier Ducos Petale de Rose

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Orange pink. Bold sweetness. Blend. Good grip and acidity. Very precise. Rose petal notes.

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Didier Ducos L’Ablutien

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Fruity easy style. Good acidity. Lovely starfruit, grapefruit and pineapple notes. Nice focus but also simple.

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Alexandre Le Brun Dilection

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Rich toasty mature notes. Good fruit balance. A little overcooked for me.

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Alexandre Le Brun Blanc de Blancs

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Nose is quite closed. Natural yeast. 10c 1st fermentation. Toasty yet crisp. Precise.

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Alexandre Le Brun Blanc de Meunier

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A little too lean on the palate. Heady pinot meunier with lean red fruit. Had leaves. Fine, clear, metallic. Apricot quince.

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Louis Roederer Brut Premier

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Lovely light gold. Good stream of bubbles. Real brioche hit on the nose. Warm toasty palate developing a lovely touch of swee …

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Alexandre Le Brun Reserve

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Bold, toasty flavour. Lovely rich and full mid-late but lacking finish. Gripping. Great acidity.

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Alexandre Le Brun Tradition

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Goody easy fruit. Hint of breadiness. Lacking length. Rose petals coming through.

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Andre Chemin Cuvee Selectionee

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A lot more elegance and more focussed direction on the palate.

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Andre Chemin Brut Millesime

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Lovely touch of toast. Creamy sweet palate. Good grip and balanced mouthfeel.

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Andre Chemin Rose Brut

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Very soft salmon pink. Red fruits. Good acidity.

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Andre Chemin Cuvee Celestynka

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Very interesting starfruit notes. Steely, earthy. Needs time.

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Andre Chemin Tradition Blanc de Noirs

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Collects the wine nicely. Lovely controlled pinot. Very focussed. Creamy long finish.

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Pierre Launay Blanc de Blancs

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Lovely breadiness and richness. Intense acidity but lacking integration on the mid to end palate.

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Pierre launay Cuvee Prestige

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Instant step-up in complexity with a metallic grapefruit end note. Strangely disconnected at present. Red fruit is folding.

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Pierre Launay Rose

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Lovely, sweet strawberry. Easy.

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Pierre Launay Grande Reserve

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Old socks and cheese. Toasty edge with a fleeting end palate. Hint of bitterness.

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Pierre Launay Selection

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Stern nose. Crisp mineral notes. Lovely starfruit notes. Crisp and stern acidity.

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Tradition

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Light, fruit style. Good chardonnay from Oger. Tight acidic green notes.

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Rose

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Hidden nose. Very hidden wine. Needs harder red fruit.

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Gimonnet Gonet Carat du Mesnil

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Much more controlled grip on the front palate. Much brighter and harder apple notes. Good finish. Smokey, fishy notes, stoney …

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Gimonnet Gonet Prestige

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Slightly flabby apple nose. Vanilla notes but no oak. Great grassy apple notes.

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Or

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Brighter green apple grip. Good intensity and finish.

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Michel Genet Brut Espirit

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Lovely toast again. The sugar brings this together. Great mid Palate grip but lacking length again.

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Michel Genet Brut Prestige de la Cave

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Big, rich doughy nose and crisp apple a touch bruised. Bitter and odd finish. Crisp.

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Michel Genet Brut Reserve

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More clean apple notes come. A little flabby and imprecise but a little more on the end.

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Michel Genet Extra Brut

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Lovely toasty, chouilly nose. Steely. Very good green apple grip. A little lacking in length. Strangely lacking front-mid pal …

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Base Vintage:

Gauthier Christophe Paul Devaud

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Broader across the palate with mineral notes. Pineapple. Very drinkable style. Plump.

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Gauthier Christophe Cuvee Mathilde

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Easy fruity style. Nicely balanced sugar levels. Good green apple notes. Breadiness.

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Gauthier Christophe Brut Reserve Rose

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Lovely, soft pink colour. Great acidity. Hint of red fruit, but great grip. Limited rose feel.

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Gauthier Christophe Brut Reserve

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Again fruity and approachable. Bright lemon notes and hints of red fruit. Gripping on the finish.

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Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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Rich, long palate. Lovely minerality. Sweet long length.

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Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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Tiny glass! It was lovely.

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Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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Beautiful buttery nose. Sweet butter and fruit. Quite superb.

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Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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Lovely palate. Sweet fruit. Goes down beautifully. Lovely grip of acidity and salinity/ minerality. Honey and pastry. Citrus. …

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Henriot Blanc de Blancs

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Lovely chailly creaminess. Lovely.

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Base Vintage:

Mailly Grand Cru Millesime en mag

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Great citrus notes. Incredible zesty, powerful depth of palate. Sublime. Great balance. Perfect, saline.

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Mailly Grand Cru Millesime en mag

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Toast on the nose. Lovely warmth from the fruit. Rich, good buttery. Excellent length.

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Mailly Grand Cru Millesime en mag

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Incredible mineral nose. Salty grip. Wonderful direction on the palate held nicely with the salt. Wonderful.

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Mailly Grand Cru Millesime en mag

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Fresh, young, elegant, fruity. Red fruits. Good grip.

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Mailly Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs

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Beautiful rich palate. Salty.

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Mailly Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs

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Sweet, fruity fresh mineral. Lovely.

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Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rose

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Lovely salmon pink. Hint of maturity on the nose. Palates are starting to meet with notes of orange/clementine. A touch hard.

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Mailly Grand Cru L’Intemporelle Rose

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Again, wonderfully creamy with a great lift of salinity at the end. Fruity, getting notes of orange. Touch of rind, clementin …

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Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rose

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Dry, harder toast note. Harsh compared to the L’Intemporelle. Dried fruits starting to brown in colour.

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Mailly Grand Cru L’Intemporelle Rose

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Even there you get the heat coming off the nose. Soft buttered creamed strawberry sweets. So delicate and feminine. Lovely qu …

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Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rose

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A slap in the face with strawberries, Sweeter, more playful.

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Mailly Grand Cru L’Intemporelle Rose

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Lovely perfumed rose. Lovely sweet palate. Great bite 2008 grips nicely on the end palate. Amazing colour – just pinky gold.

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Vesselle Brut Rose Grand Cru

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Dry, fruity. Gripping acidity on finish. Pungent. Aggressive mousse going up front on the palate.

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Vessel Brut Millesime Grand Cru

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Good bready richness. Nice.

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Vessel Brut Cuvee de Reserve

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Heady pinot noir nose. Classic Bouzy. Roundness to the red fruit. No real centre to the finish.

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Vazart-Coquart Cuvee Decouverte

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Mature notes. Floral again. Feels a little hollow in the mid-late palate. Bold big wine but with out the body.

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Special Club

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Sweet perfumed nose. Floral notes. Fills the palate but a little simplistic.

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Extra Brut

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Impressive grip and bracing acidity and purity.

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Brut Reserve

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Lovely perfume. Bright acidic notes. Clear and clean wine.

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Serge Mathieu Vintage

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Quite restrained. Better nose. Good fruit. Dry fruit flavours at the end.

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Serge Mathieu Rose Brut

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Very closed. Light fruit and bramble. Dry.

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Serge Mathieu Cuvee Prestige

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Salty, dry. Good complexity and connection. Long finish.

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Serge Mathieu Extra Brut

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Perfumed but disjointed dryness. Interesting.

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Seleque Partition

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Saline notes with a hint of brioche. Bold, structured and powerful but with a lean end palate.

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Seleque Rose de Saignee

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Dry, lean but a lot more interesting in style.

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Seleque Cuvee Or Blanc

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Lovely sweet fruity style that is controlled by the dry dosage salty. A bit unbalanced.

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Seleque Cuvee Speciale

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Coconut. Warmth, almost volatile. Very dry fleeting finish.

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Penet-Chardonnet Cuvee Diane Claire

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Mature rose. Powerful red fruit but again tones of vinegar. Rich. For drinking now. Good autolytic notes.

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Penet-Chardonnet Rose Extra Brut

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Powerful dry with rose petal.

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Penet-Chardonnet Reserve Extra Brut

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Bold mousse. Gripping and bold acidity. Very dry.

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Base Vintage:

Michel Loriot Monodie Extra Brut

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Much more complexity. A little closed on the nose. Intense mousse. Gripping acidity. Surprising. Chablis pruning textures. A …

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Michel Loriot Les Sources du Flagot Extra Brut

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Light fruity rhubarb sweets. Ripe. Bold ripe front but lacking body and dry.

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Michel Loriot Authentic Meunier

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Light, fruity. A little lacking in structure. Surprisingly dry with high sugars.

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Michel Loriot Palmyre

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Marzipan, floral. Youthful fruitiness. Very pleasant. Palate follows nicely. Good fruit, ripe.

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Tonlettes

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Very light and focussed but brutally acidic. This will be interesting.

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Tue Boeuf

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Noticing even more oak. Bready with great red fruit minerality. Lead red fruit.

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Couges

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Oak is more punchy on the nose. Sweet in fruit, rich power with that salty edge. Banana and dried fruit.

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Tonlettes

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Honey, burgundy. Rich sauterne notes with a bracing dry finish. Palate links really well together.

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Philippe Gonet Vintage

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Apple fruit nose with citrus notes. Balance is far superior. Longing acidic finish. Complexity. Leafy. Notice oak 5-10 second …

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Philippe Gonet Vintage

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Lovely oaky richness. Powerfully dry. Full and bright.

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Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil

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Ready with a 2008 base. Creaminess with red fruit notes.

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Philippe Gonet Extra Brut

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Bouncing at the front but lacking body and connections.

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Fallet Dart Brut Rose

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Fruity style. Very elegant.

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Fallet Dart Les Clos du Mont

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Evident oak. Nice richness of red fruit that hits you at the end palate. Quite restrained.

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Fallet Dart Vintage

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Crisp white fruit notes of chardonnay. Light elegance. Surprisingly dry. Limited finish.

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Fallet Dart Grande Selection

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Oyster shell nose. Rounded but simple PN fruit. Nice sweet balance. Bready. Quince.

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Eric Rodez Empriente de Terroir

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Power and minerality. Bold pinot flavours. Salty (vinegar?) Huge mouthwatering.

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Eric Rodez Cuvee des Grand Vintages

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Really bold rich nose. Green apple notes really sing the chardonnay contact. Very soft mousse again. A real wine. Lovely long …

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Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs

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Bolder nose. Again real finesse on the mousse. Stern acidity. Dryness.

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Eric Rodez Blanc de Blancs

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Lovely sweet nose. Rhubarb and custard. Very fine mousse. Light floral creaminess. Vinosity. Bold mid-palate. White fruits, m …

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De Sousa Cuvee des Caudalies Brut

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Bold oak flavours. Beautiful length and incredible dried fruit. Something lingers on the palate for so long.

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De Sousa Caudalies Rose

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Lovely rose colour. Very restrained but the oak.

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De Sousa 3A

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Red fruit. Very nice balance. Red fruit of steel green notes.

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De Sousa Brut Reserve

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Nose nicely restricted. Decadent palate. Creamy, yet retrained. Stem granny smith apple. Dried fruit. Burnt.

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Coessens Rose

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Dog food. Winey. Hard very lean red wine.

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Jacques Coping Marie Elienne

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More elegant on the nose. Dry controlled edge.

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Jacques Copinet

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Light fruity, red fruit. Easy lightly structured.

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Coessens Les Sens Boises

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Green colour! Young burgundy nose. Mint. Saw from tree. The balance of oak is really complimentary. Good minerality and fines …

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Coessens Rose

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Lovely mousse. Good sweetness. One directional venosity. Feeling the tannins. Cassis, cherry.

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Coessens Brut Nature

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Acacia. Lovely mouthfeel with a confected minerality. Very lean in style.

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Coessens Blanc de Noirs

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Acacia and white flowers. Peach and white flower. Soft, creamy. A little too soft.

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Base Vintage:

Maxime Blin Rose

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Burnt notes. Onion skin colour. Soft. Folds away almost immediately . Limited length.

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Maxime Blin Vintage

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Nutty aromas. Notes of petals. Very restrained palate. Acidity only really hits at the end.

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Maxime Blin Grande Tradition

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Fresher nose. Fruitier with a grassy finesse. Good grip to finish.

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Maxime Blin Carte Blanche

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Light, floral fruit. Good acidity. Fruity.

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Aspasie Vintage

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Score:

Creamy, toasty nose. Very high velocity. Mousse is marked somewhat, but appears to sing red fruit with a crisp chardonnay edg …

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Aspasie Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Bolder richer nose. Quite dry and controlled palate. More rich flavours. Dried peach and longing finish.

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Aspasie Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Floral nose. Very clean, floral notes with light honey. Very light toastiness.

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Base Vintage:

Aspasie Cepage d’Antan

Tasted:

Score:

Lean, lightly acidic. Punchy. Powerful beautiful and toasty. Gripping on the finish.

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

In magnum. Quite a bit more mature than the last magnum I had. Got a cold so not picking up much. Very nice from the bits I a …

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Andre Jacquard Le Mesnil Experience

Tasted:

Score:

With Dave after discussing Olivia’s date with a Hedgehunter. Fruity, rich wonderful toasty notes. Sweet. Full on toffee caram …

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Dom Perignon Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Light, quite fresh, but a little too sweet. With Olivia at Amuse Bouche, London.

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois

Tasted:

Score:

Plenty of bubbles! Wonderful toast nose. Fucking amazing. Coconut fresh bread and yeast on the back. Very sweet strawberry on …

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Billecart-Salmon Rose Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Light and very bubbly.

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Veuve Cliquet Brut

Tasted:

Score:

At China White with Ruth. It was overpriced and that’s about it!

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Canard-Duchene Cuvee Leonie NV

Tasted:

Score:

Light, floral. Sweet. A little uncomplex on the palate and finish.

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Honeycomb. Lovely, very soft mousse. Not much on the palate, but very crisp and extremely enjoyable.

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Pol Roger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Just starting to get a bit of toast. Bright. Clean lemon and lime on the mid palate. Rich end palate. Not quite enough on the …

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Pol Roger Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

One of many light fresh bottles the day after Lillian dumped me. Somehow didn’t taste as good as it has done previously.

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Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

Tasted:

Score:

Sweeter in style. Brioche toast and layers of butter. Hot grand vintage. There is vivacity to it that I find too much.

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Vilmart Grand Cellier d’Or

Tasted:

Score:

40 year vines. More attack on the nose. Buttery banana. Good acidity. Luscious brioche and bite. Lovely.

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Vilmart Grand Cellier

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderful accessible fruit and soft toast.

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Base Vintage:

Vilmart Grande Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Quite young, fresh, but with a buttery smoothness.

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Base Vintage:

J.L. Vergnon Confidence 2007

Tasted:

Score:

Soft oak notes. Creamy body. Very confused but great acidity and depth.

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J.L. Vergnon Rosemotion

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely soft rose colour. Surprisingly bold rose notes. Still maintains its chardonnay base. Fresh.

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J.L. Vergnon Eloquence Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Hard nose. Real, grassy and strong steel notes. Good length.

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J.L. Vernon Conversation Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Green, grassy, fresh, zesty. Lean and precise.

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Daniel Savart L’Accomplie

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity edge to the rich extortion. Softer toastier notes, sweet, rich with a more simple end palate.

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Base Vintage:

Daniel Savart Dame de Coeur Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Intense. Lovely rich intense mouth puckering sweet fruit.

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Daniel Savart L’Annee Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Saline notes. Broader red fruit notes. Gripping intensity to the back palate. Real power.

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Pierre Peters Rose for Albane Saignee non Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Deep red. Hard edge. Saignee PM

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Peters Les Chevillons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bright, fresh nose with real depth of grapefruit. Grass and apple. Soft finish.

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Pierre Peters L’Esprit Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely toasty nose. Fresh, soft, salty, crisp. Soft mouthfeel, very approachable.

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Pierre Paillard Millesime Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Soft, easy fruit. Too little in the mid-palate. Needs time to open up.

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Pierre Paillard Les Mottelettes Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bits of PB. Mineralogy comes. Clean, lean, white, light fruits. Crisp piercing acidity.

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Pierre Paillard Les Maillerettes Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Harder, but lacks minerality. Red fruits.

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Pierre Paillard Brut Bouzy Grand Cruz

Tasted:

Score:

Round fruit flavours. Sweet. Good grip, but lacks depth. Fruity. Hollow.

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A. Margaine L’Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Strange. Overly fruity nose then real fascinating interpretation. Similar to Vilmart. 25% in oak. Very dry.

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Base Vintage:

A. Margaine Le Brut Cuvee Traditionelle

Tasted:

Score:

Really notice the PN. Soft, easy style.

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A. Margaine Cuvee Club

Tasted:

Score:

20% in oak. Good sweetness and mixed tones. Great acidity, but it is lost a bit at present.

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A. Margaine Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Toast. Sweet. Luscious sweet. A little too 1 dimensional.

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Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity style. Light.

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Nicolas Maillart Les Caillots Gillis

Tasted:

Score:

Lemon curd. Soft, creamy palate. Toasty grip. Lacks length but elegant.

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Nicolas Maillart Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bready. Turkish delight. Agreeable.

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Nicolas Maillart Rose Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Orange, pink. Finesse and crisp fruit that is really light and enjoyable.

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Bollinger Grande Annee

Tasted:

Score:

Slightly deeper colour. Nice rich nose, after the Dom perignon feels a bit weak. Good bready and toasty notes. Very tight aci …

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Dom Perignon Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Notes of Pear. Slightly less exotic than previously. Seemless front end with a short mid-late palate. Quite bright. Complexit …

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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Bright green, straw gold. Nice green notes on the palate. Very creamy with a bit of bite, but lacking acidity. Do feel the en …

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Perrier-jouet NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lemon toast on the nose. Very smooth, sweet palate with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Little off on the finish. Grapey.

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Georges Laval Cumieres Demi-Sec

Tasted:

Score:

Good sweet balance. Goo breadiness. Good balance. Surprising.

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Georges Laval Cumieres Rose Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Deep rose colour. Strongly punchy full nose. Really dry. Very surprising palate that donates an air of sweet fruit but cuttin …

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Base Vintage:

Georges Laval Les Meuniers de la Butte

Tasted:

Score:

Immense nose of toasty banana bread! Again fantastic mousse with a perfect integration of sweet fruit and length. Wonderful d …

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Georges Laval Les Chenes Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny Bubbles. Lovely, slightly green, yellow. Apple, lychee lemon nose. Very smooth palate with that seamlessly opens to incr …

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Georges Laval Cumieres Premier Cru Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Greener gold. Noticing more oak coming through on the nose, pinot having been in the oak giving the red fruit. Mousse is a lo …

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Georges Laval Cumieres Premier Cru Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Pure 2009 vintage. Straw gold. Starting to get that lovely Laval toasty richness with burnt lemon skin. Dry toast. Lovely swe …

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Cumieres Premier Cru Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Quite deep colour for it’s young age. Tiny bubbles. Very focused acidic lemon notes. Real green grassiness. Minerality and ta …

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Georges Laval Cumiere Rouge

Tasted:

Score:

Deep core, light colour. Light floral notes. Good acidity. Fruity, fun, easy wine. Good grip but never too tight.

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Lancelot Pienne Perceval

Tasted:

Score:

Bite on the nose. Toasty sweet style. Crisp direct fruit with good grip. Good balance of sugar.

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Lancelot Pienne Selection Assemblage

Tasted:

Score:

Good balance. Red fruit. Lovely fruity style. Enjoyable.

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Lancelot Pienne Marie Lancelot Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Mineral notes on the nose. Hint of cherry. Creamy, smooth, easy style.

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Lancelot Pienne Table Ronde

Tasted:

Score:

Buttery nose. Soft, subtle fruit. Lychee. Fruity.

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Base Vintage:

Hure Freres Terre Natale

Tasted:

Score:

Nice fruity nose. Delicate mousse. Bready. Soft, sweet palate that rolls across the mid-late palate.

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Hure Freres Memoire

Tasted:

Score:

Smokey, toasty. Big Barrels. Melon. Luscious and decadent. Toasty. Finesse.

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Hure Frere Inattendue Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp lemon fruit. Light floral style. Biscuit, cream.

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Hure Freres Extra Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp fruity style. Apple fruit layers of red berry.

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Base Vintage:

Hebrart Rose Brut Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Floral pink. Floral, fruity, easy.

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Hebrart Prestige Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Soft red fruits. Good palate and continuity. Crisp jammy toast. Perfumed red fruit.

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Hebrart Special Club Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Bit more brace to the nose. Lovely Creamy mousse and early sweet palate. Perfumed again.

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Henrart Rive Droite Rive Gauche Grand Cru Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Toasty, rich nose. Saline Crispness with bite and finesse. Completely different.

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Gonet Medeville Athenais Ambonnay Rouge

Tasted:

Score:

Soft strawberry laces. Touch of spice.

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Gonet Medeville Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rose gold. Toasty red fruit. Crisp, fruity.

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Gonet Medeville Grandes Ruelle Grand Cru Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Rusty, cheesy nose. Rich, buttery and good extraction. Decadent and pure finesse and sweetness, lifts it with good direction. …

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Gonet Medeville Tradition Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp saline nose. Crisp, light style. Light floral edge.

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage a la volee

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderful smell that brings me back to my childhood. A hint of mousse. Good acidity. A touch of chocolate orange caresses bea …

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bubbles. Much darker. Very closed. Sweet buttered toast. Incredible balance, so delicate. Almost perfect softness to the …

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely, sweet rich nose. Good fruit up front. Lovely light toast. Chrome cap with cork later. Lovely mousse. Almost one direc …

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage a la volee

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderful. There is a softness against the ’98, as it was on the cork rather than cap. Great acidity and bite. Fishy, stoney …

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage a la volee

Tasted:

Score:

Hint of cheeseyness on the nose. Creamy controlled wine. Good pineapple fruit direction. Very tight. Stoney mineral character …

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage a la volee

Tasted:

Score:

Bready attack, good acidity. Bready mousse. Very refined. Good balance in the mouth. Slightly wanting in the mid-late palate. …

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Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful balance. Very ripe acidity. Crisp, controlled. Good.

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Lanson Extra Age Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Good creamy texture. Still bracing acidity and bite.

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Vincent Brochet Espionne

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fruit and pear notes. Touch of liquorice but with a disturbing flabbiness to the mid-late palate that actually lifts n …

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De Venoge Princes magnum

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely nutty nose. Creamy. Very faded mid palate. Nice flavours. Touch of butter and cinnamon. Real brioche notes. Nice rich …

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Michel Genet Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Good richness on the palate. Yeasty. Good breadth across the palate. Good acidity.

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Jacquesson Cuvee 736 Extra Brut mag

Tasted:

Score:

Oyster shell notes. Beautiful broad palate. So rich and crisp. Bristling mousse. Lemon notes. Saline. Intense and moreish. So …

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Gosset Grand Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rich palate. Surprisingly balanced. Wonderful.

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Mumm R.Lalou

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful, almost rose pink colour. Acacia and rhubarb on the nose. A touch of smokeyness with a touch of raspberry nougat. S …

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas-Francois Billecart

Tasted:

Score:

Absolutely superb balance on the palate. Beautiful mousse. Perfect balance and acidity. Lingering.

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Duval-Leroy Cuvee des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers Mag

Tasted:

Score:

Very delicately placed on the palate. Quite feminine in style.

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Deutz Cuvee William Deutz

Tasted:

Score:

Very tight buttered brioche nose. Very soft on the palate. So delicate and longing on the mid-late. Superb mousse. great bala …

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Pierre Gerbais Rose de Saignee

Tasted:

Score:

Bright red, deep flame.

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Pierre Gerbais L’Audace

Tasted:

Score:

Sulphur. Crisp, clean and pert.

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Pierre Gerbais L’Originale

Tasted:

Score:

Wet straw. Floral with a soft crispness.

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Pierre Gerbais Reserve Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Flat clay mouthfeel. Hints of lemon notes. Clean.

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Fleury Bolero

Tasted:

Score:

Bready, rich, intense with a big mouth. Good acidity. Really bready.

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Fleury Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Good red fruit notes.

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Fleury Sonate no. 9

Tasted:

Score:

Good richness and structure. Feels great in the mouth.

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Fleury Notes Blanches

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp apples and buttered toast. Really interesting! Flirty.

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Doyard La Libertine

Tasted:

Score:

Big, sweet, powerful. Decadent and beautifully elegant.

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Doyard Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Powerful nose, heady. Powerful with great grip and salinity. Lovely mouthfeel.

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Doyard Clos de l’Abbaye

Tasted:

Score:

Pert apple red. Nice touch of toast. Bright, light lemon notes with a gripping end palate.

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Doyard Cuvee Vendemiaire Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Hard toasty nose. Soft soothing palate with white chocolate and spice. Light grip.

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Base Vintage:

Dehours & Fils La Croix Joly mag

Tasted:

Score:

Light, more floral. Odd gripping. Dry softness to the finish.

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Dehours & Fils La Cote en Bosses

Tasted:

Score:

Deep golden sweet liquor. Mineral white fruit flavours. A little quick on the finish.

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Dwhours & Fils Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet strawberry notes on the nose. Very accessible soft fruity style and good acidity.

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Dehours & Fils Grand Reserve Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely mousse. Sweet toast. Elegant style. Luscious white fruit.

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Andre Chemin Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Delicate pink. Soft fruity style. Rose petal and strawberry notes.

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Base Vintage:

Andre Chemin Cuvee Selectionee

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet citrus and tropical notes. The chardonnay really sings in this wine. There is quite a serious backbone to this. Lingers …

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Base Vintage:

Andre Chemin Tradition Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Warm pinot noir nose. Rich pinot palate. Rather simple style but lovely in that.

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Base Vintage:

Allouchery-Perseval Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Soft salmon pink. Nice style as is the case in ecueil.

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Base Vintage:

Allouchery-Perseval Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bigger on the nose with apricot and redcurrant. Good salinity. Really luscious palate. Great length.

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Allouchery-Perseval Reserve Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Nice sweet nose. Creamy palate. Great orange rind mid palate. Good balance across the palate.

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Base Vintage:

Allouchery-Perseval Tradition Brut

Tasted:

Score:

A bit more faded on the nose. The bitter note is kicked into touch by the sugar creating a slightly feminine balance.

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Base Vintage:

Allouchery-Perseval Extra Brut Tradition

Tasted:

Score:

Powerful ecueil nose. Fantastic mousse and mouthful with a bracing acidity and crisp pinot fruit. Really grips the mid palate …

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Base Vintage:

De Barfontarc Brut Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Delicate pink. Creamy palate. Hint of toast. Bit more structure on the palate.

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De Barfontarc Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Warm pinot nose. Not expanding much on the palate. Reasonable length.

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Base Vintage:

De Barfontarc Brut Tradition

Tasted:

Score:

Warm toasty nose. Soft palate. Very delicate in its portrayal of fruit.

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Base Vintage:

Jean Jacques Lamoureux Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Rather simple style.

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Jean Jacques Lamoureux Florine en Magnum

Tasted:

Score:

Apricot, sweet and with great acidic balance. Good fruit layers.

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Jean Jacques Lamoureux Trilogie

Tasted:

Score:

Huge palate with sweet oak. Creamy mousse. Good length.

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Jean Jacques Lamoureux Alexandrine

Tasted:

Score:

Powerful nose with apricot. Immense palate of apricot, vanilla and white pepper.

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Jean Jacques Lamoureux Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely warm nose and palate. The pinot noir really lives on really well with balance of sugars.

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Base Vintage:

Trichet Didier Brut Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Completely different nose. Warm notes of cherry in the pithe of stone fruits pip. Opulent palate with black cherry and anothe …

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Base Vintage:

Trichet Didier Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Striking fruit. A bold rose which demands some food.

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Trichet Didier Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy tropical fruits. Still has that salinic copper note with a lovely sweet melon and pink grapefruit hit. The structure i …

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Base Vintage:

Trichet Didier Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Warm nose. Touch of toast and butter. Creamy mousse. More black forest fruits with a metallic note on the finish. The fruit f …

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Base Vintage:

Trichet Didier Brut Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Nice toast and copper notes on the nose. Bruised apple with a touch of white pepper. The balance sugars sit on the high end b …

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Autreau-Lasnot Les Perles d’Armorine

Tasted:

Score:

Quite dark burnt notes with a fantastic sweet strawberry note that creeps onto the palate.

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Autreau-Lasnot Brut Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Orange tinged rose. Powerful rose that bursts onto the palate with redcurrant and blackcurrant notes. Grapefruit.

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Autreau-Lasnot Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet notes on the nose of grape and vanilla. Lovely creamy palate. This is at a very seductive point at present, but I worry …

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Autreau-Lasnot Carte D’or

Tasted:

Score:

Delicate mousse. Noticeable bite in sugar and also addition of crisp chardonnay.

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Autreau-Lasnot Carte Bleue Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet nose. Lots of fruit on the palate with a crisp toastiness. Lingers nicely.

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Maurice Delabaye et Fils Cuvee Rose Eloise Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of burnt orange. Lovely sweet buttery rose. Biscuit. Superb style. Very seductive.

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Maurice Delabaye et Fils Rose de Saignee

Tasted:

Score:

Salmon pink with orange notes. Brilliant acidity with red fruit notes. Crisp.

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Maurice Delabaye et Fils Rose D’assemblage

Tasted:

Score:

Deep rose with a blood red core. Blood orange. A surprisingly soft palate with white pepper.

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Maurice Delabaye et Fils Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Aged in oak. Sweet vanilla on the nose. Butter and sweet tropical fruits on the palate. Rather simple. Kept together with a r …

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Maurice Delabaye et Fils Brut Presitge 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Toasty nose with a sweet balanced palate. Lemon.

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Tradition

Tasted:

Score:

There is a split on the palate between the pinot noir and the chardonnay. The red fruit really lingers on the end.

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely faint salmon pink. Feminine front end with a serious red fruit and crisp apple attack at the finish. Lovely complexity …

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Gimonnet Gonet Prestige

Tasted:

Score:

More fleshy on the nose. Good structure with a touch of toastiness. Dry toast. Tight notes of Granny Smith apples. Mousse a b …

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Gimonnet Gonet Brut Or

Tasted:

Score:

Nice fleshy apple notes. Touch of oxidation, lean palate. Very dry. There is a saltiness to the end palate.

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Base Vintage:

de Lozey Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

A hit of smoke and tutti fruity. Beautiful creamy palate with a mousse that fades perfectly in the mouth. Sweet toast and hin …

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de Lozey Cuvee des Anges

Tasted:

Score:

Bristling mousse. Quite pert and precise with citrus and forest fruits. Very warming.

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Base Vintage:

de Lozey Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity nose. Good salinity. Nice structure.

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de Lozey Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Oak from different areas, different burning. Old and new barrels. Lovely golden sweet tropical and vanilla notes. Quite opule …

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de Louzey Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Quite closed on the nose. Lovely warm pinot fruit. Crisp.

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La Villeseniere Rose de Saignee

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderful balance on the palate. Creamy mousse with a serious ref fruit on the mid to late palate. Pressed by foot.

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La Villeseniere Les Cuteries

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet vanilla and salt. Superb sweet fruit. A touch confected which takes away a bit of the seriousness of the wine. G …

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rose flower flavours. Great length.

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Tsarine Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Hot sweet toast with a spicy perfume note. Bready / biscuity and good palate.

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Thienot Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Toasty, good mature fruit. Lovely palate of sweet nuts. Sweet biscuit and brioche notes.

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Rifined mousse. Sweet chardonnay driven fruit. Nice balance of a touch of bitter pithe note.

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely vegetable nose. Great mouthfeel with a delicate, sweet, crisp note.

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Pommery Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Slightly heady. Hot, lacking depth. Mineral and acidic note. Lingering on the end palate.

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Pommery Apanage Prestige NV

Tasted:

Score:

Interesting candied nose.

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Base Vintage:

Pol Roger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet palate. Vegetable palate. Good length.

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Philipponnat Cuvee 1522 Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely bready and sweet biscuit palate. Slightly hot note to it but otherwise lovely mouthful.

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Philipponat Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Warm, enveloping palate. Crisp end note. Great fruit depth.

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Philipponat Royale Reserve Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely Mouthful. Crisp with lemon and berry notes. Saline notes longer.

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Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

Tasted:

Score:

Very delicate uptake. Good sugar balance. Very inviting palate.

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Paul Goerg Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp, clean, sticky.

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Palmer et Cie Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bready. Palate is reasonable. Good minerality and bite.

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Moutard Pere Et Fils Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy nose. Bruised apple and pear. Fleshy depth. A touch too fleshy.

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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet biscuit. Good palate. Very long for an 06

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Henri Mandois Millesime Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fig, peach and treacle. Clean palate. Rather short.

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Louis Roederer Rose Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Delicate salmon orange. Lovely fruit with that hint of orange peel just on the back. Good weight.

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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp nose. Superb, bright fruit palate. Lovely sweet delicate forest fruits with a smacking of zesty lemonade.

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Louis Roederer Brut Premier

Tasted:

Score:

Finally an NV I feel comfortable with. Good breadth of fruit. Touch of crisp minerality. Good sugar balance.

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Base Vintage:

Lombard & Cie Tanagra Grand Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lean style. Opulent orange fruit on the nose. Too cold.

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Lombard & Cie Grand Cru Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Hugely Powerful notes of biscuit, starfruit and lime.

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Le Mesnil Millesime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Creamy front end leads you into a powerful mid palate. Surprising power for a 2007.

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Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Gooseberry and lime. Weighting more on the fruit end. Lacking length.

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Base Vintage:

Lanson Extra Age Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Fishy on the nose. Very delicate and develop starfruit and gooseberry power on the palate. Great length and picks up a sweet …

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Base Vintage:

Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Biscuits on the nose. Touch of butter with a very clean crisp end palate. Lacking depth and length.

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Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely golden colour. Good sweet butter palate. Good grip on the mid to late palate.

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Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale NV Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Chardonnay with a bit of bite.

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Base Vintage:

Jacquesson Cuvee 737

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely biscuity note coming through. Wonderful mouth feel. Touch of salinity.

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Base Vintage:

Jacquesson Cuvee 733

Tasted:

Score:

Bready. Touch of dough and liquorice. Quite quiet on the palate with heat and power developing. Hot.

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Base Vintage:

Jacquesson Cuvee 738

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet palate. Crisp, lime notes. Good length.

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Base Vintage:

Jacquart Alpha

Tasted:

Score:

Peach fruit on the nose. Fleshy palate. More tropical with a hint of white pepper.

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Jacquart Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Warmly enveloping palate. Creamy mousse. Good minerality. Touch hot and flabby on the end palate, but I am being picky.

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Heidsieck & Co Monopole Gold Top

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely touch of biscuit on the nose. Warm palate. Very simple and very drinkable. Good biscuit note.

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Marc Hebrart Bland De Blancs 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Warming palate. Grapefruit and lemon notes. Enticing palate.

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Marc Hebrart Cuvee De Reserve 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Warm pinot front. Simple palate.

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Gratiot-Pilliere Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bready. Very forward and fruity style. Lots of bramble and green fruits.

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Gosset Grand Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet butter nose. Superb mineral grip on the palate. Great salinity. Superb wine.

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Pierre Gimonnet Fleuron

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet. More stone fruits. Short. Hot.

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Pierre Gimonnet Cuvee Gastronome Brut 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Notes of straw on the nose. Develops powerfully on the palate. Huge acidity.

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Pierre Gimonnet Cuis 1er Cru Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Stoney, crisp, mineral driven.

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Guiborat Fils Millesime Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely buttery palate. Tangerine and good grip. Grapefruit. Creamy chouilly.

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Philippe Glavier Mesnil Emotion

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely green apple notes. Bit of biscuit. Creamy approach to the grass notes. Powerful front palate. leads to a delicate mid- …

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Philippe Glavier Genesis

Tasted:

Score:

Toasted. Lovely soft palate. Rather simplistic minerality. Dry orange rind comes through pleasantly on the mid-late palate. A …

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Base Vintage:

Baffard-Ortillon-Beaulieu Cuvee Leone

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rich buttery nose with a good bite in acidity. Nice long finish. Star fruit. Good salinity and lemon note that wafts a …

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Base Vintage:

Deutz Amour de Deutz

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy white fruits on the nose. Touch burnt on the palate. Heat and fire. Limited fruit.

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Deutz Cuvee William Deutz

Tasted:

Score:

Instant hit of toast and sweet butter. A huge lift in mouthfeel, delicate and textured. Rich with a surprising length.

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Deutz Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Touch floral on the nose. End palate struggles after the Rose 2008, but wonderful fleshy front-mid palate. Great minerality.

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Deutz Rose Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Touch darker orange rose petal with salmon pink. Great mouthfeel and texture. Awesome acidity and saline. Draws you in with e …

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Deutz Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Chewy, biscuity nose. leap up in complexity on the palate. Pithy orange bite acidity. Mousse is fine, yet attacking.

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Deutz Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

En Magnum. Very soft salmon pink. Fruity strawberry notes. Lacking punch in the mid palate. Needs more. Great acidity, a touc …

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Deutz Brut Classic

Tasted:

Score:

En Magnum. Surprisingly fleshy note. Touch of toast and oak. Lemon, fresh. Coats the palate nicely. Wonderful depth.

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Sanger Tango Paradox Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Very closed. Textured. Limited length and fruit.

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Sanger Generosite Noire Blanc de Noirs NV

Tasted:

Score:

Fiery, hot winey nose. Very masculine, which leads into the palate interestingly. Hot, fleshy.

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Sanger Louise Eugenie Oak Barrel Fermented

Tasted:

Score:

Instant hit of oak. Incredible hit of toast (oak) and saline / fruit texture. Gripping acidity.

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Sanger Prestige Ultime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

Tasted:

Score:

More Voluptuous. Bright acidity. Crisp touch of salinity. Almost green apple skin notes. Peach and stone notes coming through …

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Sanger Triangle Mineral Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely depth to the mid palate. Draws you into the wine nicely. Great acidity. Fleshy, peach notes. A touch bready.

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Sanger Terroir Natal Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Tasted:

Score:

Quite tight but has an orange opulence. Falls quickly in the palate.

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H.Blin Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of sweet biscuit. Doesn’t follow through on the palate. The balance feels off on this one. Chardonnay cuts across then …

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H.Blin Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Warm strawberry notes. Bitter, limited length.

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H.Blin Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy meunier palate. High sugar. Sits on the mid palate and the sugar is noticed at this point.

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Cattier Blanc de Blancs Terre D’Emotion

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh, fruity. White flower and great acidity. Touch of cream. Lemon zest. Touch of plum and clementine.

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Cattier Brut Verite Terre D’Emotion

Tasted:

Score:

Much more texture with lemon and bitter apple notes. Sits on the mid-late palate nicely. Fruit salad.

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Charpentier Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy, white apple nose. Limited depth on the palate.

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Cattier Brut Blanc de Noirs NV

Tasted:

Score:

Richer nose. More red fruit. Good balance across the palate, but not enough fruit. Good mousse.

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Cattier Rose Glamour Semi-Sec NV

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, fruity. Simple

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Cattier Brut Icone NV

Tasted:

Score:

Violet nose. Meunier heavy. Limited depth. Poor balance.

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Boizel Joyau de France

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh, surprisingly so. Rich tea. Delicate mousse, quite a delicate style. Nice touch of toast and lemon. White fruits.

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Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Very old bottle from a French supermarket. Deep copper orange. Beautiful buttery biscuit nose. Superb palate. Rich, notes of …

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Base Vintage:

Veuve Fourny Cuvee R Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

A surprising creaminess on the front to mid palate. The salinity and zesty starfruit hit at the end palate. Wow!

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Base Vintage:

Veuve Fourny 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Mineral driven. Lovely, creamy palate. Fantastic life. Brilliant length.

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Veuve Fourny 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp saline palate. So precise and focussed. Very impressive.

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Base Vintage:

Duval-Leroy Rose Prestige Brut Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely orange and rose. Ripe red fruits. Big, expansive style with a delicate strawberries and cream note. Very pleasing.

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Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Notes of melon and green gauge. Creamy mousse with a bright minerality. Lacking length. Surprising dry end note.

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Drappier Millesime Exception

Tasted:

Score:

Epic mouth feel. Crystal mineral notes with a faint biscuity note.

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Francois Diligent Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Delicate rose petal, orange. Fascinating wine. Rose petal nose. Dry. Touch of salve on the palate with dried red fruits and i …

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Francois Diligent Cuvee Anastasia Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Full of red fruits. Grape, blackberry and cream. Finishes quickly, but very drinkable.

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Deutz Brut Classic

Tasted:

Score:

en magnum. 44% reserve. Superb mouth feel. So precise. So delicate. Very complete.

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Base Vintage:

Paul Dethune Brut Cuvee Prestige Princesse Des Thunes

Tasted:

Score:

Aged in oak. Lovely delicacy to the palate. Good red fruit. Very good fruit.

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Paul Dethune Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely warm pinot nose. Sweet pinot palate. Warm wine. Expansive saline note. Lacking depth, but enjoyable.

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Paul Dethune Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Good fruit. Clean, fruity. Good balance.

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De Castelnau Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Picking up some lovely mature notes of mushroom. Sweet palate. Fruity, saline, biscuity.

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De Castelnau Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Hot bready nose. The palate almost evaporates away from itself. Peculiar.

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De Castellane Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy style peach. Slightly lost on the mid-late palate. Acidity isn’t balanced.

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Charles Collin Cuvee Charles Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Simple palate. White flowers and dried toast. Redcurrant. 48/12 lees

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Charles Collin Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, simple red fruits with a bitter red slim note of blackcurrants. 36/12 lees

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Charles Collin Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Hot pinot nose. Slightly clumsy mousse. Warm palate. Spicy, peppery.

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Chanoine Freres Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of butter on the nose. Very delicate approach on the palate, opening up to honey and white pepper.

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Chanoine Freres Reserve Privee Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity nose. A touch too much sugar on the palate. Sweet lemon driven finish.

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Cattier Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Grassy, lemon notes. Steely.

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Canard-Duchene Charles VII Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet confected palate. Very drinkable style.

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Canard-Duchene Authentic Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Grass, some good red fruit. Good acidity but slightly lacking balance.

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Bruno Paillard Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet buttered bread with strawberry and cream sweets. Superb mousse and minerality.

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Brice Bouzy Brut Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet blackcurrants. Creamy mousse leads you onto a huge palate of blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries. Wow! Very dry …

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Brice Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Surprisingly closed on the nose. A powerful wine. More citrus and black notes.

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Burtin – Besserat de Bellefon Cuvee Des Moines Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Superb acidity and balance on the palate. Lots of tropical fruit with a pineapple and zest bite that is really attractive.

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Bollinger Le Grande Annee

Tasted:

Score:

Bruised apple nose. Touch of salt. Creamy mousse. A hint of oxidation on the late palate. A disturbing fleshy end palate. Off …

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Boizel Joyau de France

Tasted:

Score:

Picking up mature notes of peach and toast. Not enough minerality and bite.

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Boizel Brut Reserve NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely toasty nose. Very drinkable. Good biscuit mid-palate.

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Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fresh nose of tropical fruit. Supremely delicate palate and mousse with a surprising bitter (pleasant) pink lemonade b …

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Billcart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of bruised peach on the nose. Dominated by the acidity at present. Great length and red fruit develops on the palate af …

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Francoise Bedel Origin’ Elle Extra Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fruitiness with a linear strict note of the vintage. Crisp, wow! Old oak and uses enamel tanks.

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Base Vintage:

Beaumont Des Crayeres Fleur de Meunier

Tasted:

Score:

Good maturity with a fiery acidity and lime notes.

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Autreau De Champillon Autreau-Roualet Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, sweet, easy.

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Autreau De Champillon Grand Cru Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Melon, toast, lemon. Lacking depth in the mid-palate. Minerality and zesty palate. Ay & Chouilly

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Armand de Brignac Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Burnt orange, pink brambley notes. Creamy palate. Surprisingly powerful.

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Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Really driven by the story. MdR wines. MdR/CdB

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Armand de Brignac Gold

Tasted:

Score:

Warm, toasty mineral. Good balance across the palate.

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Base Vintage:

Andre Jacquart Le Mesnil Grand Cru Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Lively toast and notes of fig. Oxidative note. Powerful, rich, but I can’t get over the oxidative note.

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Andre Jacquart Le Mesnil Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Clean nose. Creamy, zesty. Lovely balance across the palate. Delicate, salty note. Good Mousse.

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Alain Bergere Selection Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Notes of mango and starfruit. Overbearing mousse with a vacant opulence on the palate.

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Base Vintage:

Beaumont Des Crayeres Fleur de Meunier

Tasted:

Score:

Floral nose. Touch of toast with good acidity and balance. Good sugar balance. Lovely mousse. Acidity hits a bit at the end.

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Armand de Brignac Brut Gold

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet vanilla and tropical fruits. Great acidity and intense mouth feel. Long finish. Good balance.

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Andre Jacquart Le Mesnil

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely, almost roasted nose. Hot and powerful.

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J. Dumangin & Fils Rose Premier Crut Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Red fruit from PM. Soft, fruity. Sweet, yet tart starting. Very well balanced.

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J. Dumangin & Fils Vinoteque Premier Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Very impressive. Young, fruity and long acidity. Citrus. Very fruity. Freshness.

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J. Dumangin & Fils Cuvee 17 Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Simple, fruity. Good grip. Lemon notes.

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Base Vintage:

Drappier Millesime Exception

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, fruity.

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Drappier Quattuor

Tasted:

Score:

Really fruity. Bold bracing mid-palate.

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Paul Dethune Brut Cuvee Prestige Princesse des Thunes

Tasted:

Score:

Intense, long, sweet palate. Lovely biscuity red fruits. Soft.

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Paul Dethune Vintage Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely open nose. Bready red fruit. Gripping. Good bold palate.

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Paul Dethune Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Very good balance. Toast. Good acidity.

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Derouillat Georges-William Secret de Famille

Tasted:

Score:

Big powerful nose. Nice sweet, toasty Palate. Nutty.

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Derouillat Cuvee Cecile

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet almonds. Swet structure. Good soft mousse.

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Derouillat L’Esprit Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, bready.

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Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger NV

Tasted:

Score:

Clean, crisp, fruity.

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Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Tasted:

Score:

Nice breadiness and richness. Toasty. Needs time.

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De Saint Gall Orpale Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Much softer. Creamy Chardonnay. Good balance throughout.

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De Saint Gall 2005

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely toast on the nose and palate. A touch bitter, but I like the hardness.

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De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

More body and complexity. Lovely bite to the finish.

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De Castelnau Brut Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Very soft. A little too simple at the finish.

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De Castelnau Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Rich, bready, but then a direct punch.

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De Castelnau Brut Reserve NV

Tasted:

Score:

Toasty nose. Very direct.

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L&S Cheurlin Sebastien Cheurlin

Tasted:

Score:

Light toast. Soft. Lacking body.

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L&S Cheurlin Coccinelle & Papillon

Tasted:

Score:

Touch leaner on the fruit at the end. Jammy notes coming through. Easy

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L&S Cheurlin Tradition Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity. Bristling. Lacking depth in the body.

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Chassenay D’Arce Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Light lemon nose. Sweet, uncomplicated. Not long. Too sweet.

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Chanoine Freres Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Good lemon toast. Gripping on the mid-palate. Bold high-palate.

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Cattier Brut Absolu

Tasted:

Score:

Tighter toast and more controlled. White fruits. Floral.

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Cattier Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Very sweet and fruity. Confectional finish. Shallow. Lacking toast.

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Cattier Brut Icone

Tasted:

Score:

Simple. No giving and sweet. Odd finish.

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Canard-Duchene Charles VII Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely orange rose. Lovely sweet rose notes. A little too soft.

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Canard-Duchene Authentic Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Fishy, oyster shell. Metallic. Short

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Brice Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Heady nose. Fruity with a slightly unforgiving metallic backbone.

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Brice Grand Cru Bouzy NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely balanced red fruit with a crisp white flower mid-palate. Lovely.

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Boizel Brut Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Nice little bit of jammy toast.

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Boizel Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Nice roasted, toasty. Good balance across the palate.

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Boizel Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Clean, fruity. Tight finish.

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart

Tasted:

Score:

Very tight and focussed. Letting out a touch of toast. Good.

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Beaumont Des Crayeres Grand Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, easy, fruity.

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Beaumont Des Crayeres Fleur de Prestige

Tasted:

Score:

A little soapy. Lovely sweet mousse. Lacking finish.

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Beaumont des Crayeres Grande Reserve Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Cutting, toasty. Good acidity and grip. Little too heady. Finishes with balance.

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Robert Barbichon Rose de Saignee

Tasted:

Score:

Soft Saignee with bitter cherry notes.

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Robert Barbichon & Fils Blanc de Blancs NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely white fruits. Toasted almonds. Very soft on the finish.

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Robert Barbichon & Fils Blanc de Noirs NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely, heady, toasty nose. Strong, soft Mousse.

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Ayala Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity nose. Light, floral, fruity.

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Andre Jacquart Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely, bright.

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Bitter, rich toasty notes.

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Tsarine Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Much better balance and sweet acidic directness. Toasty.

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Tsarine Cuvee Premium

Tasted:

Score:

Good grip and acidity. Bold, white fruit flavours. Good balance.

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Pommery Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, fruit driven. Bready and biscuity. A touch too sweet with an end balance of bitterness and oak.

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Pommery Apanage Prestige NV

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet bite. Good acidity. A little off on the balance. Clean, crisp. Apple notes.

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Base Vintage:

Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely toast. Strong power to mid-palate. Good acidity. A touch hot on the end palate.

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Pol Roger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely balance. Fruity.

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Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare en Magnum

Tasted:

Score:

Incredible toasty nose. Lovely sweet fruit end with a slightly fading mid-palate. Low on acidity.

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Philipponnat Cuvee 1522 Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely smokey nose. Soft, sweet fruit. Limited depth mid-palate. Good hot grip to end. Almost a rose bitterness.

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Penet-Chardonnet Reserve Rose Extra Brut Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Toasty Strawberry (tart) notes. Strong and bold.

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Penet-Chardonnet Millesime Extra Brut Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Brilliant balance. Lovely toasty notes. Good.

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Paul Goerg Brut Vintage Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Smooth. Good acidity. Smooth mousse. Good grip. Apple fruit.

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Paul Goerg Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Light, fruity, elegant. A touch too sweet. Doesn’t linger on the finish.

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Pannier Brut Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Nice, easy red fruits. Creamy.

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Pannier EV Brut Selection

Tasted:

Score:

Nice toasty nose. Powerful, unbalanced palate. Mousse a little overpowering. Lemon notes. Hint of toast with more.

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P Louis Cuvee Vincent Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Interesting fruity chardonnay notes.

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P Louis Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Burnt toast. Soft mousse. Pineapple, grapefruit; easy.

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Serge Mathieu Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Good balance. Strong red fruit notes.

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Serge Mathieu Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Good, crisp, toasty notes. Poor balance. Mineral-driven Pinot Noir. Odd.

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Henri Mandois Brut Rose Grande Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Bitter nose. Sweet fruit end. Bitter finish.

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Henri Mandois Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of breadiness on the palate. A little unbalanced.

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Henri Mandois Brut Origine

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, sweet, easy.

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Louis Barthelemy Rubis Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Soft, sweet strawberry fruit. Long and slightly bitter finish.

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Louis Barthelemy Brut Saphir

Tasted:

Score:

Very direct with focus. Hint of toast. Good but soft for 2002.

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Lombard & Cie Brut Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Oak fermented aged Chardonnay. Lovely balance of oak and gripping lemon acidity. Good.

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Lombard & Cie Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Closed lemon notes. Lovely toasty sweet fruit to start with a long finish. Good body.

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Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Has a clean palate with a hint of maturity. Too lean, no real body. Will develop in sweetness.

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Lanson Extra Age Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely bready nose. Very delicate fruity notes with great acidic control.

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Joseph Perrier Blanc de Blancs Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Bright metallic notes on the nose. Steely stem with a soft finish.

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Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale

Tasted:

Score:

Deeper colour. Rose petals. Lovely smooth red fruit notes.

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Rene Jolly Rose D’Assemblage NV

Tasted:

Score:

Very directed strong red fruit notes. Bright with grip. 15 % Red Fruit 85% Chardonnay

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Rene Jolly Cuvee Speciale NV

Tasted:

Score:

Hint of toast coming on the nose. Very soft lemon. Mousse a little cumbersome. A little fallen at the finish. Good, bright ac …

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Base Vintage:

Rene Jolly Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Strong, stem palate with real backbone. Toasty notes and a bright finish, but lacks acidity.

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Janisson et Fils Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Meaty, vegetable nose. Based on 2005 harvest. Hard hitting, dry. Limited fruit. Bready and acidic with medicinal notes.

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Base Vintage:

Jacquinot & Fils Symphonie

Tasted:

Score:

Liquorice honey. Soft breadiness. Soft lemon notes. Strong acidic notes at the end. Needs time.

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Jacquinot & Fils Private Cuvee Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity with good acidity. Toasty sweetness. No complexity, but interesting.

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Jacquart Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Clean, crisp, fruity.

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Henri Giraud Code Noir Rose NV Ay Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful full nose. Toasty, rich, nutty, full. Powerful.

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Henri Giraud Argonne Ay Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Rich, nutty. Full, rich and sweet.

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Heidsieck & Co Monopole Gold Top

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, fruity with a toasty edge. Very sweet, limited body.

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Henri Giraud Hommage Francois Hemart NV Ay Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Very good attack. Very controlled and balanced.

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Gratiot-Pilliere Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Very fresh. Quite lean for an 08 on the finish.

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Gratiot-Pilliere Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Very lean and controlled fruit.

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Alfred Gratien Cuvee Paradis Rose NV

Tasted:

Score:

Soft rose colour. Creamy sweet palate. Acidic backbone.

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Alfred Gratien Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely toastiness. Sweet, rich palate. Wow!

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Gosset Grand Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet balanced palate. Incredible acidity.

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Pierre Gimonnet Millesime de Collection

Tasted:

Score:

Magnum. Tiny bubble. Cheesy nose. Smooth, easy. Soft finish.

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Pierre Gimonnet Fleuron

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fruity toastiness. Very smooth and open fruity mid palate. Quite lean and confectional finish.

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Mumm Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Potent cleansing fluid nose. Lovely mousse. Slightly too sweet on the finish.

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Mumm R. Lalou

Tasted:

Score:

Nutty nose. Lovely mousse. Creamy, sweet mid palate. Marzipan finish.

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Veuve Fourny Cuvee R Extra Brut Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet oak notes. Lovely, good acidic grip. Lovely balanced oak body. Sweet fruit.

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Veuve Fourny Vintage Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Lighter oak content. Great grip and clean fruity flavours. Great acidity. Lovely but direct.

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Pierre Gimonnet Cuis Premier Cru NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lean, fruity, fresh. Good acidity.

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Duval-Leroy Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Nice toasty nose. A little lean on the body. Good acidity on the backbone.

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Sourdet-Diot Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

60/30/10 Meunier/Chardonnay/Coteaux. Warm strawberry fruits with a subtle finish.

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Sourdet-Diot Cuvee Elegance Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Pure Chardonnay vinified in oak. 3g/ltr. Hugely powerful burnt oak note. Dark candied fruits. Good length. A warmth coming on …

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Sourdet-Diot Millesime Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Warm wine. Obvious drop in sugar and much more definition on the midpalate. Mousse is a little bit unbalanced. Much more atta …

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Sourdet-Diot Cuvee Prestige Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2010 base. 40/60 Meunier/Chardonnay. 12g/ltr. More sophisticated on the nose than the Tradition and Reserve. Bold, powerful. …

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Base Vintage:

Sourdet-Diot Cuvee de Reserve Brut

Tasted:

Score:

80/20 Meunier/Chardonnay. 2010/11. 10g/ltr. More fruit on the palate than the Tradition. Sugar seems to show a touch more. Go …

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Base Vintage:

Sourdet-Diot Brut Tradition

Tasted:

Score:

10g/ltr. 70/30 meunier/chardonnay. Hot nose. Sweet jammy toast. Simple yet very good balance. Impressive.

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Base Vintage:

Selosse lieux-dits La Cote Faron

Tasted:

Score:

Incredible depth on the nose. Deep stewed blackcurrants smothered on toast. Deep rose gold, almost a hint of red. Insane powe …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Chewy, fresh, fruity. Vegetal lychee. This wine needs so much time! Very well balanced mousse and mid to late palate. Notes o …

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Claude Cazals Clos Cazals Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely steely gold with a yellow tinge. Fleshy ripe apple. There is a mineral intensity to the mid-palate that really grabs y …

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Salon Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Intense green grassy notes. Very strict till the end then slightly flabby granny smith apples. Acidity is very much on the fr …

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Jose Michel Pere Houdart

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bubbles. Lovely fresh nose with fresh toasty hints. Beautiful lingering sweet notes. Endless finish with salty hints and …

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Jose Michel Grand Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

Barrel fermented Chardonnay. Fruity and crisp again. A little too closed at the end palate.

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Jose Michel Blanc-de-blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Quince and smokey. Fruity and whole but slightly lacking in length.

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Jose Michel Brut Tradition

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bubbles. Lovely rich nose of spice. Dry crisp with lemon notes and spicey apple.

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Base Vintage:

Michel Turgy Vieilles Vignes

Tasted:

Score:

2 small parcels around 40-50 years old. 5-7000kg/ha. Small tank vinification. No Malolactic. 2-3000 bottles produced. 0 g/ltr …

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Jerome Prevost Facsimile

Tasted:

Score:

Bright, fruity and sweet. Softer and leaner. Good crispness but a lot less complexity.

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Jerome Prevost Facsimile

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet soft mousse. Red wine grip at end palate. Rich succulent wine. It seems more collated than the blanc. Again beautiful m …

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Jerome Prevost Les Beguines

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful golden hue. Sweet mature toast with lappings of caramalised apple and sugared lemon. Perfect maturation.

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Jerome Prevost Les Beguines

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bubbles. High level of maturity but in a very elegant way. The nose leads you down an odd path but the palate is beautif …

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Jerome Prevost Les Beguines

Tasted:

Score:

Tiny bubbles. Nose has softened with a vanilla toastyness. Carresses the palate beautifully.

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Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp, clean, lean. Good structure.

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Pommery Dry Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Bottle from the 50/60s. Deep gold. Tiny bubbles. Lovely light stewed nose. Wonderful syrup front to mid-palate. Mature clemen …

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Pol Roger Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Light straw/pee gold. Very closed on the nose. Dark biscuit front to mid-palate. Creamy. Vibrant lemon zest that dominates th …

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely deep pee gold. Dark oxidative notes on the initial nose. Rich and buttery but with a slightly bitter tinge. Plenty of …

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Gosset Brabant Premier Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy, good fruit. A touch simple and sweet but very attractive.

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful complexity and mouthfeel. So crisp and pure. Very complex.

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Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2009/2010 20/80%. 4g/ltr. Salted caramel. Wonderful structure but not quite poking through after the other wines (Salon 1996, …

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Base Vintage:

Pol Roger Cuvee de Reserve Brut

Tasted:

Score:

En magnum. Sweet buttered toast nose. Leaking cork. Sexy sweet buttered toast on the nose. Beautiful. Very delicate mousse. N …

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Pol Roger Cuvee de Reserve Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Deep gold, stewed apple colour. Steady wide stream of tiny bubbles. Heavy oxidation on the nose. Powerful. Creamy front palat …

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Salon S

Tasted:

Score:

Brioche, nutty nose. Green apple. Superb minerality and green apple note coming through. So fresh and clean. Really surprised …

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R & L Legras Presidence Vieilles Vignes

Tasted:

Score:

Yellow gold. Surprisingly chalky on the nose with a straw note. Creamy palate with lots of power. Lovely butter note. Sensual …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Speciale Extra Dry

Tasted:

Score:

Beautifully creamy. Seductive sweet mid to late palate. A touch too sweet as it stands but still lovely. Touch of bitter oran …

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Base Vintage:

Taittinger Nocturne

Tasted:

Score:

Great sugar balance.

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Taittinger Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Bright palate. A touch of salt.

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Tasted:

Score:

Chalky, creamy and bright. Great balance.

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Taittinger Prelude

Tasted:

Score:

Fantastic Taittinger nose. Great grip. Fantastic acidity. Great wine.

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Base Vintage:

Taittinger Folies de la Marquetteri

Tasted:

Score:

Quite closed on the nose. Ripe pinot noir with an exotic chardonnay hit. Lacking complexity. I feel this needs food to give i …

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Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of biscuit on the nose. Deep gold. Creamy mousse. Powerful stewed note but good balance of biscuit and sugar lingers wi …

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Laurent-Perrier Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Ripe red fruit nose. Wonderful mouthfeel. Almost cream notes. Vanilla, fig and orange. Good touch of minerality. Love the mou …

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Cave Privee Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely dark burnt amber. Rich powerful nose. Violets, blackcurrant and spice. Banana notes. Almost spicy, peppery nose Gainin …

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Pierre Legras Millesime Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely buttery nose. Very well balanced and brilliant acidity. Deep pee gold with a touch of rose gold. Hobnobs and toast. St …

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Pascal Doquet Le Mesnil Coeur de Terroir

Tasted:

Score:

A huge step up in structure and style for this producer. Lemon gold. More vegetal and fresh with a bold acidity and fantastic …

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Pascal Doquet Le Mesnil Coeur de Terroir

Tasted:

Score:

Caramel again. Step up in texture and structure. Doesn’t quit lift enough though for the food. Lovely sugar level. Floral.

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Pascal Doquet Vertus 1er Cru Coeur de Terroir

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet toasty note. Mid to late palate doesn’t quite stand up to the food. Blackjack note as tasted before. Touch creamy. Cara …

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Pascal Doquet Mont Aime 1er Cru Coeur de Terroir

Tasted:

Score:

Instant hit of oak with toast. Rolls across the palate beautifully. Much more salinity and crispness. A touch shallow on the …

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Pascal Doquet Mesnil Grand Cru Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Tutti fruity. Black jack. Front end opens up with food. Long sweet note. I’m a little confused by the structure of this wine. …

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Pascal Doquet Rose 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful powerful nose. Vinous almost potty! Powerful structure to the nose. I love the sugar level. Good length. Layers wel …

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Pascal Doquet Horizon

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh, fleshy ripe with a sweet stewy note. Cuts at the end rather abruptly. Touch of oyster shell.

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Domaine B. Girardin Rubato Doux

Tasted:

Score:

Surprising balance with the ice cream. So sweet. A lack of structure but what do you expect with 100 plus grams of sugar!!

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Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely vibrant green apple note. Steely fresh so seductive and easy after the others. Lovely.

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Base Vintage:

Selosse Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Huge nose. Lovely deep gold. Saline. Powerful yet surprisingly seductive and soft. Touch of balsamic. Falls asleep with a bit …

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Cave Privee

Tasted:

Score:

Bottle number 8189. Buttered toast. Almost a touch of marmite. Doesn’t quite have the depth across the mid-late palate. Caram …

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Pol Roger Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely biscuity nose. Creamy palate. Beautiful toast. Sitting at a perfect drinking window. Good balance of acidity.

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Collard Picard Dom Picard Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Tropical and peach notes. Chutney. Powerful oak notes. Very balanced palate. Bright lemon zest notes. Mellows d …

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Immense rich notes of fig and nectarine. Lovely mouthfeel. Rich and very extracted.

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Base Vintage:

Oudinot Cuvee Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lean nose. Fun bubbly note to the front palate. Slightly bitter acetyl note to the end palate. Rose note.

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fleshy nose. Almost notes of Avize. Creamy mouthfeel. Touch of peach and apricot. Sensual. So creamy. Impressive textu …

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Base Vintage:

Michel Turgy Reserve Selection

Tasted:

Score:

So creamy. Nice crisp apple nose. Good acidity. Grassy, lemongrass and lemon pith. Doesn’t quite have the length I am looking …

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Base Vintage:

Philipponnat Sublime Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Chardonnay. Lovely deep gold. Rich and mature style. Good density on the palate due to the sugar level. Quite an intense dens …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Surprising fresh mineral nose. Creamy. Mineral crisp with a touch of saline. Superb mouthfeel and salinity. This is a fascina …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

En Magnum. Disgorged 1/10. Insane nose. Almost perfumed again with a sweet Bordeaux note. Sensational freshness. Exotic. Hot …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 5/13. A touch too much alcohol on the nose. Classic 2000, bold but falls almost immediately in the palate after the …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 5/13. Touch of burnt match disgorged note. Almost a hint of the 1980 petrol and riesling note. Gaining nutty and bi …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 2/12. Surprisingly closed on the nose. Seductive palate leads you in beautifully. Very impressive structure and tex …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 3/11. Massive nose. Powerful and mineral. No subtelty here! Huge mid palate. Acidity lingers so powerfully. Dealt a …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 2007. Bold toasty nose. Incredibly rustic in style. Very oxidised but stern structure. Sadly turned and falling off …

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Philipponnat Clos des Goises

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged 2010. Incredibly light in colour. Almost notes of petrol! Skittles. So seductive and sweet. Great grassyness and pr …

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Lilbert-Fils Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Lovely aromatic sweet brioche nose. Toast. Light gold…so light. Amazing warm palate. Noticeable reduction in …

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Lilbert-Fils Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Deep straw gold. Wonderful sweet biscuit and toast nose. Dense. Treacle. Not a hint of oxidation. Pure mouthfee …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Yellow pee gold. Tiny bubbles. Sweet toast on the nose. Honey. Just starting to lose it’s minerality. Still so …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Lovely buttered nose. Touch of straw. Morel mushrooms. Very fresh. Delicate mousse. Minerality is still very pr …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted blind. Yellow gold. Touch of butter, burnt. Plain biscuit. Butter translates onto the palate. The mid to late palate d …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of biscuit. Yellow gold. Marmalade, apricot. Really fruity and upfront on the mid to late palate. Delicate toast notes. …

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Lilbert-Fils Perle

Tasted:

Score:

Kept one more year in tank as doesn’t have space for all the bottles in his cellar! On Mytik cork. Creamy. Very delicate mous …

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Base Vintage:

Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2010/11 60/40. Fresh. Notes of gooseberry. Honeysuckle. Great minerality. Nice level of complexity to the mid to late palate.

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Base Vintage:

Philipponnat 1522 Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely quince and soft cream notes. Beautiful mousse. Spectacular. Biscuity. Lemon. Great length with bitter lemon zest. Almo …

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Gosset Grand Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rich toasty nose. Layers of texture. Almond and a hint of salinity. Incredibly toasty. Big, bold. Touch of pithy lime. …

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Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle

Tasted:

Score:

L130370176. Deep pee gold. Beautiful fresh buttery nose. Quince notes and lychee. Perfect mousse. Long compact mousse. The fa …

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Leroy Cuvee fut de chene Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet oily oak. Creamy. Toffeed vanilla with chocolate. Lacking depth in the mid-palate but a nice bitter tannic structure on …

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Michel Turgy Collection

Tasted:

Score:

Sadly corked.

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Michel Turgy Collection

Tasted:

Score:

Sadly corked

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Pierre Moncuit Vieilles Vignes Nicole Moncuit

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful oak driven nose. Rich decadent style. Peach with superb minerality. Getting a grassy punch with air. Really sexy an …

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Taittinger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

en Magnum. Cool year. Acquiring a deeper pee gold. Lovely biscuit nose. Sensational complexity on the palate, exploding with …

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Taittinger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

en Magnum. 1989 was an early harvest in September. Staying yellow pee gold. Shellfish notes. Much more delicate on the palate …

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Taittinger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

en Magnum. 1990 was a record year for sun exposure. Pee gold. Sweet nutty nose. Touch of mushrooms. Beautiful nose. Forest ro …

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Taittinger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

en Magnum. 70% grand cru. Avize, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger, Trepail, Villers Marmery, Mailly, Ambonnay, Ay, Rilly la Montagne, Ep …

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Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2010/2009 80/20%. Saline, rustic toast. Lovely gold colour. Incredibly rich texture and length. Lemon zest grips the end pala …

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Base Vintage:

Agrapart Complantee Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of pear. Surprisingly delicate. Creamy mouthfeel. Great complexity. Pert minerality. Touch of pithe. Dry steel note. Fl …

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Base Vintage:

Pol Roger Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet toast nose. Touch of butter. Touch of the exotic with lemongrass and lime. Great mouthfeel but a touch of bitterness cr …

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

Tasted:

Score:

Powerful voluptuous wine. Creamy. Great mouthfeel. Lingers beautifully on the palate. White flower notes with white pepper an …

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Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Minerality with creamy exterior that sits nicely on the end palate. Nice bright spicy edge. Good length. Good wine.

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet fruit. Brilliant balance and crisp mineral style. Impressive especially after the 2006 Brut Vintage.

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Taittinger Brut Vintage

Tasted:

Score:

50/50. Quite fresh. Lemon notes. Touch of biscuit. The heat peels away the back palate. Toasty.

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Taittinger Prelude

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of biscuit. Step up in quality and creamy mouthfeel. Lychee and pineapple. Real whitefruit and mineral tones with lovel …

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Taittinger Prestige Rose

Tasted:

Score:

15% Ambonnay. Warm. Good mouthfeel and crisp apple, red fruit notes. Touch bitter but reasonable balance.

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Base Vintage:

Taittinger Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely crisp mineral style with a touch of red fruit. High sugar.

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Ruinart Rose

Tasted:

Score:

en Magnum. Turning orange gold. Peculiar nose. Touch reductive. Honeyed. Forest mushrooms. Peat. Bold and powerful palate. Lo …

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Ruinart Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Orange pink. Great freshness on the nose. Rose gold. Delicious richness on the palate. Sensational mousse. Touch of honey. Te …

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Ruinart Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rose copper, pink tinge. Sets off on the palate perfectly. Warmth. Needs food and time. A little surprised by the lack …

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Ruinart Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2009/2010 reserve. 45/35/20 Chardonnay/Pinot noir(white)/pinot noir(red). Deep rose with a tinge of salmon pink. Surprisingly …

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Base Vintage:

Paul Goerg Cuvee Lady

Tasted:

Score:

85/15 Chardonnay/Pinot noir. Hit of pinot warmth. Soft end palate. Bit of spice. Nice warm summer spice aromas.

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Paul Goerg Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy nose. Very delicate palate. Touch of astringency. Peach. Bristling acidity. Touch of biscuit and white pepper spice. G …

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Paul Goerg Rose Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely orange tinge. Orange blossom. Touch of red wine tannin. Good mousse. Good mouthfeel.

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Paul Goerg Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

2007/2006 reserve. Noticeable increase in brightness and fruit on the mid palate. Summer fruits of pineapple and grapefruit. …

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Base Vintage:

Paul Goerg Absolu

Tasted:

Score:

2006/2005 reserve. Good mouthfeel. Surprising fruity midpalate. Great balance.

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Base Vintage:

Larmandier Bernier Terre de Vertus Non Dose

Tasted:

Score:

Extreme freshness on the nose. Celery and white pepper. Soft creamy palate. Pure. So delicate on the mid-late. Quite surprisi …

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Lahaye, Benoit Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Warm rose petal nose. Hip, plum, redcurrant and damson. Surprising minerality. Touch of rose gold colour. Lovely mousse. Fles …

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Michel Turgy Collection

Tasted:

Score:

Dark and brooding. Coarse yet delicate. Creamy mousse. Insane acidity. Buttery yet fresh. Touch of gooseberry. Palate texture …

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Gosset Brabant Brut 1er Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Half bottle. Nice ripe mature nose. Apple and deep forest fruits. Quite stewed and rich. Moreish mid to late palate. Dark cho …

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Legras & Haas Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh seashell on the nose. Delicate creamy mousse. Brutally dry. Lemon zest right at the end. Intense minerality. Good level …

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Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Half bottle. A nice warmth. A touch of butter with a hint of toast. The fruit palate is covered with a tinge of bitterness on …

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Ulysse Collin Les Roises

Tasted:

Score:

Dark toasted nose. Sweet nut notes. Bitter butter. Powerful salted notes. Salted caramel and mango and pineapple. Dry, great …

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Base Vintage:

J de Telmont Blanc de Blancs Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Orange bitters note. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Fig and apple on the front palate. Touch of vanilla. Touch of heat. Orange rind. …

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Pierre Legras Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Deep gold. Good power across the mid palate. Quite mature style. Crisp bitter note. Good length. Minerality comes with air. V …

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Pierre Legras Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet biscuit nose. Golden. Touch of salt. Salted almond. Delicate mousse. Celery and heat coming through. Quite mature in co …

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Pierre Legras Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

75/25 Chouilly/Epernay. Wines from Epernay are pinot noir. Warm lemon note. Floral white spice, pepper. Layers across the pal …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely butter rich palate. Rich oxidative note. Good length. Bottle had been open for a day or so. Toast and lemon.

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

6.75 g/ltr with 09/08/07. Floral, vegetal. Lovely creamy mouthfeel. Great acidity. Great texture and length. Impressive wine …

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Moussy

Tasted:

Score:

A touch metallic on the nose. Surprising fruit on the palate. Good length. Acidic and controlled. Ripe, red fruits. An intere …

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Guy Sejourne Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

100% Avize. More fleshy on the nose. Stone fruit. Simple mouthfeel. Nice rich front end however the mid-late falls very quick …

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Baffard-Ortillon-Beaulieu Grand Reserve Blanc des Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

15 in oak. Lovely smokey chalky nose. Lovely delicate creamy style. Good minerality with a touch of sweetness.

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

Tasted:

Score:

Quite focused lemon notes. Soft fruit. Crisp dry finish with grapefruit and salty notes. Quite closed but brimming with power …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2009/10 base. Lovely aromatic nose. Succulent palate. Crisp Lovely balance of sugar.

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Base Vintage:

Legras & Haas Partelaines

Tasted:

Score:

Tasted before release and disgorged only a few days before. 100% new oak. Intense oak aromas. Sweet burnt vanilla. Great acid …

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Legras & Haas Blanc de Blancs Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp creamy style. Soft vegetal mid-palate. Beautiful mousse. Touch of bitterness on the end-palate. Stalky vegetal notes. A …

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Base Vintage:

Legras & Haas Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

A lot of warmth. More minerality upfront than the 2008 tasted alongside it. Sweet fleshy apple and flower notes. Finish falls …

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Legras & Haas Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Buttery creamed apple pie. Wonderful easy balance across the palate. I can’t wait for this wine to mature.

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Legras & Haas Extra Brut

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2009 base. 2g/ltr. Creamy. Lean white flower notes. Mousse is crystal clear. Great minerality. Grips the mid-palate incredibl …

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Michel Turgy Rose

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Lovely salmon pink with burnt orange. Green note. Tight green palate with a lovely redcurrant and blackberry note that catche …

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Michel Turgy Vieilles Vignes

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5-10Kg/Ha. So much more refined. Touch of butter. Still green and mineral. Superb mouthfeel.

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Base Vintage:

Michel Turgy Millesime

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More fleshy apple note. A touch of light maderisation. Soft bubbles. Not a perfect bottle.

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Michel Turgy Reserve Selection

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2012 base. 3.5g/ltr. Great complexity. Very refines mousse. Almost sweet stewed granny smith apples. Great length.

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Moncuit Cuvee Nicole Moncuit Vieilles Vignes

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Much more intensity on the nose. Creamy, rich. A lot more decadence. Refined mousse. Still biting acidity and minerality. A t …

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Pierre Moncuit Millesime Non Dose

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Caramel note on the nose. Creamy yet very grassy and vegetal. So gripping and powerful. Interesting for this vintage. Quite l …

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Pierre Moncuit Pierre Moncuit Delos Brut

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100% Mesnil sur Oger. 7g/ltr. Fresh apple notes, crisp. Good mineral notes. Quite sweet.

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Base Vintage:

Mouzon-Leroux L’Ineffable

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2010 base with 30% reserves from 2009. 100% pinot noir, 30% in oak. 4g/ltr. Creamy and expansive. Great mineral grip. Quite r …

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Base Vintage:

Domaine B. Girardin Rubato Doux

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108 grams of sugar!! Rich decadent but good balance of acidity. So rich but the salinity balances really well. Really good!

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Domaine B. Girardin Point d’Orgue Brut

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Soft, ephemeral, easy. Fruity. Quite salty and tight. Lingers on the palate nicely. Salinity really lingers.

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Domaine B. Girardin Vibrato

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100% chardonnay blended from both Mancy and Vitry en Pertois. Good structure to the nose. Rich. White fruits. Salty and pinea …

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Base Vintage:

Domaine B. Girardin Appoggiature Brut

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A touch vegetal. Saline, soft. Fruity. Simple but with elegance.

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Base Vintage:

Emmanuel Brochet Haut Chardonnay Extra Brut

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0g/ltr. Pre release bottle. Sea shell, treacle. So beautiful and delicate. Soft, rich intense. Demands a touch of sugar and m …

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Emmanuel Brochet Haut Chardonnay Extra Brut

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More toast on the nose. Only 1.5 grams of sugar. Fruity pineapple notes. Not as accomplished as the Mont Benoit in the mid-pa …

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Emmanuel Brochet Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut

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2009/2010 20/80%. 4g/ltr. Saline, copper. Cooked apple, blackcurrant. An interesting fleshyness to this. Vibrant wine that ha …

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Base Vintage:

Leroy Brut Millesime

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8g/ltr. 60/40 Chardonnay/Meunier. Lovely balance. Good salinity. Quite bright and powerful.

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Leroy Brut

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2008 base with 20% reserve wines. 8g/ltr. Much fresher. Pineapple. From both Villers-aux-Noeds and Eceuil. Redcurrant skin no …

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Base Vintage:

Leroy Brut Reserve

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1/3 of each varietal. 2010 base. 13g/ltr. Fresh apple strudel. Noticeable high sugar levee. Simple. Orange and clay notes.

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Base Vintage:

Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque

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Hard toasted notes. Much more accomplished palate, more depth. Lemon curd. Iodine nose. A lot richer with the ice cream serve …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque Rose

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Score:

Works surprisingly well with the spices of the poultry during lunch. Fantastic lift to the salinity with the food.

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Gosset Brabant Cuvee Gabriel

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Steady stream of bubbles. Deep golden with a hint of red! Lovely ruby and red fruit nose. Sweet mousse. Luscious rich mid-pal …

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Marie-Courtin Efflorescence Extra Brut

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Stinky, smokey. Really bright and focussed on the palate. Mouthpuckering oak flavours.

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Marie-Courtin Concordance Extra Brut

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Light gold. Rich tart oak. Good lemon notes. Floral. Crisp, creamy. Needs time.

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Gosset Brabant Rose 1er Cru

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Light, fruity. Chardonnay driven. Lovely.

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Gosset Brabant Noirs d’Ay

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Hard toast. Bold, big. Really opens with a big glass. Must try with age.

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Base Vintage:

Gosset Brabant Cuvee Gabriel

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Fresh, pokey, apple skin. Great acidity. Pow! Good minerality. Mouthpuckering.

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Gosset Brabant Reserve Grand Cru Brut Nature

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Steely, chalky. Not much on the nose. Too restrained.

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Gosset Brabant Reserve Grand Cru

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Nice broad toasty nose. Rich decadent and broad palate. Good acidity on end.

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Gosset Brabant Tradition Premier Cru

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Closed on the nose. Hard toast. Good acidity and bite. Fresh and apple fruit.

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Bliard Moriset Millesime

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Toasty, buttery. Nice broad palate. Crisp acidity with crisp apple notes. Finish is a little slender.

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Paul Dethune Blanc de Noirs Brut

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Rich golden colour. Powerful bold red fruit nose. Something beautiful fruity and fleshy. Dry tastiness with a jammyness. Deli …

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Lacourte-Godbillon Cuvee Vanite

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Lovely rich toasty nose. Slightly rough on the mousse. Quite hot but enjoyable. Almost hints of hot banana. Really notice the …

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Perrier-Jout Belle Epoque

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Quite a bit of toast on the nose. Beautiful bristling mousse. Good grip around the sides of the palate. Very good, sweet bala …

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Cedric Bouchard Lieu dit La Haute Lemblee

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Powerful nose. Lots of honeysuckle. Lovely mousse. Well constructed. Shows that it deserves food – really brings out the body …

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Demiere Ansiot Brut Grand Cru

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Half bottle. Lovely golden hue. Sherbet and pineapple nose. Crisp with a touch of salinity and slightly rich apple notes. Fle …

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Veuve Fourny Brut 1er Cru

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Very bright pert nose with perfumed fruit nose. High volatility on the nose. Crisp and tight acidity is the basis of this win …

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Savart Millesime Extra Brut

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Very Eceuil. Notes of leather, guince. Powerful palate. Hugely acidic with sweet vanilla and red fruits. Saline. 5g/ltr. 60/4 …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

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In magnum. Labelled NV but 100% 2008. Sensational. Creamy sweet. So luscious. Crisp. Great acidity and lemon crisp acidity.

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Veuve Fourny Cuvee R Extra Brut

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Dark toasty and edgy. Hint of burnt sugars.

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Mot & Chandon Rose Brut

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Old bottle of Brut Rose. ?late 90s. Lovely burned peach colour. Blackcurrant reduced with a tannic note. Lovely luscious end …

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Billecart-Salmon Rose Brut

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Lovely salmon pink. Good red fruit notes. Brilliant clarity of green and red fruits. Chewy and fresh with cherry notes that r …

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Hostomme Millesime Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

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Good golden colour. Tiny bubbles, very dispersed. Toasted almonds. Perfumed. Real legs. Such a delicate creamy mousse. Dark b …

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Aspasie Cepage d’Antan

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Wet straw. Enticing but doesn’t quite back up with mid palate, burnt. Simple but enjoyable. Light summer style.

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Seleque Rose de Saignee

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100% Pierry from Les Gayeres abd Tartieres. Lovely open nose of red fruits. Beautiful creamy yet rich and moreish. Mature ric …

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Seleque Partition

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Recently disgorged. Noticeable reduction in sugar in sugar. Creamyness really sings through. Rich. Mineral mid palate and gre …

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Seleque Partition

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7 barrels, 47 year old vines. Always the same 7 vines. Rich toasty with more bulk and fruit salad notes. The mid palate conne …

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Doyard Blanc de Blancs

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Mainly Avize, Cramant, Mesnil, Oger. 100% Oak. Noticeable oak. Beautiful, sweet, butter, rich, toasty, decadent. Salty crips.

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Marc Hbrart Rive Gauche – Rive Droite

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The Chardonnay comes from Rive Gauche and the Pinot Noir from Rive Droite. Vinified in oak. A touch toasty, rich palate with …

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Marc Hbrart Special Club

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60% Mareuil sur Ay 40% Oiry et Chouilly. Lovely creamy front palate. Again a touch of astringent at the mid to late palate li …

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Marc Hbrart Brut Selection

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30% reserve. 2008/6 Refreshing fruity palate. Quite clawing and dry on finish. Crisp.

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Savart Expression Brut Nature

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Green oak notes. Nicotine smoke. 500 ltr barrels. 4th use. Sweet, intense. Grips every part of your palate and pulls it toget …

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Savart Bulle de Rose

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Little bit of spice on the nose. Lovely soft palate. Creamy.

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Savart Accomplie

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Beautiful mousse. Spicey, saline crisp. Incredible grip on the palate. Wow! Pepper chilli heat. Horseradish. Toast.

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Savart L’Ouverture

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14% reserve. Lovely broad bold rich spicey palate. Bold.

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Vilmart Cuvee Rubis

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2010/11. 10 onths in large oak barrels. Wonderful luscious red wine notes. Sweet.

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Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee

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55 year old vines. 10 months aging in small barrels. Beautiful seductive nose. Creamy. Moreish. Rich decadent palate. Quite c …

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Vilmart Grand Cellier d/or

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45 year old vines. 10 months in small 4-6 year old barrels. Freshness on the nose. Beautiful freshness with orange nose. Love …

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Vilmart Grand Cellier

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Score:

2009/10/11 Quite driven by orange and marmalade. Lovely mouthfeel. Crisp saline.

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A. Margaine Blanc de Blancs

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No malolactation. Two parels of Villers-Marmery Smokey, toasty palate. Lovely balance in the palate. Very mineral with tropic …

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A. Margaine L’Extra Brut

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Villers-Marmery. 50% oak. 2010/2009 Lovely mousse. Sweet toasty buttery with good stern structure and minerality.

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A. Margaine Le Brut Cuvee Traditionelle

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Score:

2011 with a blend of 10/9/8/6/2 Fruity crisp style. Warmth.

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Gonet Medeville Champ d’Alouette

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100% Mesnil. Old Barrels. Rich leather notes, crisp. Creamy, quite mature style. Rich. Recently disgorged.

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Gonet Medeville Blanc de Noirs

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Rich, toasty. Hard gripping acidity. Quite dry style.

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Gonet Medeville Rose Extra Brut

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Old barrels. Red wine tone. Fruity, crystalline. Crisp fruits. Red currants notes

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Gonet Medeville Tradition

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Nice rich pinot nose. Bready but good acidic attack. Dry controlled style.

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Dehours & Fils Lieu-dit Les Genevraux

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Sweet vanilla brioche. Creme caramel. Dry fruit with heat coming through. Soft rose petals and a touch of spice.

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Seleque Cuvee Comedic Extra Brut

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Dizy, Pierry and Vertus. 50/50 Oak and tanks. Lovely richness with great toasty bite. Very creamy smooth wine. Expecying a to …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon P2

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Score:

Much better bottle. So much more on the palate. Much more texture but not enough on the mid-late palate.

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque

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Score:

Disgorged 2006 with 5.6 g/ltr. Silage, chocolate (cocoa) and coffee. Malt and hob nobs, truffle. Beautiful honeyed and all wi …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque Rose

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Disgorged 2007. Forest foliage and leaves. Incredible nougat hit. Cinnamon. So fresh, the bubbles caress the palate later in …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque Rose

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Disgorged 2011. Orange. Rich buttery nose. Beautiful mouthfeel. Lovely dried flowers. Lavender. Delicious sweet fruits. Tange …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon P2 Rose

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Burnt orange. Beautiful balance on the palate. Sweet rich fruit and this lovely brooding dark pinot note. Pink grapefruit. So …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Rose

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Score:

Beautiful balance across the palate. Spice and black fruits. Tannins integrated beautifully. Very impressed at the outset but …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon P2

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Score:

Warm golden hue. Slightly harsh oxidative note. Smoother mid-palate. A fresh freer in the mid-palate than the 2004 tried alon …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon

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Score:

Lovely toasty nose, very pert. Really interesting sweetness that brews deep at the end palate. Dark brooding wine. White frui …

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Eric Rodez Rose Brut

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Score:

Lovely fresh floral and vegetal notes.

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Marie-Courtin Concordance Extra Brut

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Score:

No sulphur, no dosage. Very constrained. Fascinating caramel notes with salinity.

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Bollinger RD Extra Brut

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Disgorged April 1999. Decanted. Pastry notes on the nose. Sweet succulent. Almost a little too precise. This wine has been di …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon Oenotheque Rose

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Disgorged 2007. Lovely earthy rich. Fascinating, still so fresh. Really grabs the palate. Lovely gamey note coming with the w …

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Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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In magnum. Beautiful rich nose. The texture and mousse is bonkers!! Perfect autolytic texture and sweetness. Lemon freshness. …

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Jacques Lassaigne Les Vignes de Montgueux

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Sea side notes. Beautiful mouthfeel and sea salt. Copper note with cuttlefish. A lot tighter than I remembered. White flower …

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Base Vintage:

Gosset Brabant Cuvee Gabriel

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Score:

A touch stewed with madeirised coffee notes. Dusty, toffee notes clearing a touch with air. I think this will clear up. Lemon …

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Extra Brut

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Score:

35% reserve wines from a solera going back to 1982. Green apple notes. So apple skin and tight. Clean. Brought out a touch mo …

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Base Vintage:

Varnier Fanniere Brut

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Score:

Crisp chalk note. Touch of stone fruit. Dry granny smith apple skin. Orange peel and a touch of dried fig. Hints of Fallet-Pr …

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Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Brut

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Lovely light gold. Beautiful mouthfeel. Tobacco notes with orange rind. Fleshy. Nice touch of toast right at the end. Chestnu …

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A. Robert Brut

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Score:

Light yellow gold. Touch of toast. Light is style, fresh crisp. Good mousse. Good balance in mid-palate, bitter rind notes. S …

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Deutz Brut

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Score:

Lemon gold. Pear nose – sits at the back of the nose. Soft palate. Sweet biscuit notes hit the mid-late palate. Very seductiv …

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Le Millesime

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Score:

Lovely rich nose. Perfect mousse with beautiful autolytic flavours of mushrooms ad spicy apple notes. Quite mature but in an …

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Grand Bouquet

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Score:

Lovely bit of toast. Brilliantly rich with great attack. Oodles of fruit. Rides perfectly across the palate with mouthpuckeri …

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Vazart-Coquart & Fils Extra Brut

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25% Solera. 1982-2008. Crisp, wonderfully dry with lovely fruity notes. Beautiful finesse and creamy fruit. Delicate minerali …

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Base Vintage:

Philippe Gonet Belemnita

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Score:

Mesnil-sur-Oger. Starting to get some lovely autolytic rich mushroom flavours. Great minerality and crisp apple bite. Hints o …

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Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil

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Score:

Mesnil-sur-Oger 100% oak for 6 months. Lovely bit of toast on the nose.Creamy. The acidity is bright with peach and pineapple …

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Philippe Gonet 3210 Extra Brut

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Score:

Mesnil-sur-Oger and Montgueux. More stone fruit and orange rind. Gripping palate with great acidity and base. Very enticing a …

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Philippe Gonet Brut Signature

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Score:

4 Vineyards. Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger , Montgeuex. Fresh, stoney. Bright crisp palate. Friendly and bright.

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Serge Mathieu Millesime

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Score:

Quite closed on the nose. Notes of fig. Deceptive fruit palate leads to an intense explosion on the mid to late palate that f …

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Tonlettes

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Score:

No malolactation. No filtration. Wonderful pepper and spice nose. Rich decadent. Great extraction and intensity. By far the m …

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Extra Brut

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Score:

With 2008. Good mouthfeel. Fruity.

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Base Vintage:

Jacques Copinet Inedite Sensation

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Score:

Papaya. Vegetal with notes of heart of artichoke. Interesting palate.

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Fallet Dart Brut Rose

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Score:

Maceration. 50% in old oak for 6 months. Lovely bold fruity palate. Fruity, lively! by far the most interesting shown by the …

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Michel Loriot Millesime

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Score:

Disgorged for tasting. Last vintage of the father of the producer. Intense notes of raisin. Rich mature palate spreads well. …

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Michel Loriot Monodie Extra Brut

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Score:

Creamy and soft fruit style with pineapple core and fleshy apple notes. Lovely delicate finish.

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Vesselle, Maurice Cuvee Reserve Brut

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Score:

No malolactation. Large slow rising bubbles. Less skin flavours, more soft fruits. Plums and fleshy strawberry.

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Base Vintage:

Aspasie Millesime

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Score:

Completely different palate. Crisp, more saline in structure with mineral notes. More attack at the end. More fruit present o …

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Maxime Blin L’Authentique Rose de Saignee

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Score:

Vinified in oak. Very inviting front palate. Complex rich with layers of red fruit that come through with time.

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Maxime Blin Rose

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Score:

Addition 2011. Plump red fruits. Dry, rustic, complex and rich.

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Maxime Blin Cuvee Maxime ~Blin

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Score:

2008/07 Burnt oak/ toast nose. Aromatic, a touch of spice but quite soft and subtle. Sweet forest fruits.

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Voirin Jumel Brut Blanc de Blancs

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Score:

Heady floral nose. Sweet. Well balanced mousse. Lacks texture and depth. Needs structure. A little simple in style but distin …

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Michel Turgy Vieilles Vignes

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Score:

Lovely crisp Mesnil style. Green apple. Great acidity. Length coming with air. This is going to be beautiful in time. Lemon z …

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Base Vintage:

David Leclapart L’Apotre

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Score:

Voluptuous fruity apple nose. Beautiful texture and saline quality. So complex, so gentle, so rich. The texture is insane aft …

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R & L Legras Presidence Vieilles Vignes

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Score:

Deep golden. Small bubbles. Lovely fresh buttery nose. Sumptuous creamy palate, deep butter and toasty mid-palate. Mousse is …

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

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Score:

Lovely sweet biscuity front palate. Smooth mid-palate. Lean but elegant. Fig, sweet fruit.

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Base Vintage:

Drappier Millesime Exception

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Score:

Great nose. Crisp palate. Quince. So fruity for an Aube. Stone fruit. Touch of saline.

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Pierre Legras Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec

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Score:

Rich succulent. Sweet yet surprisingly restrained.

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Lacourte-Godbillon Rose Brut

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Score:

A touch lean. Floral and fruity. Quite crisp.

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Gosset Grand Rose Brut

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Score:

Lovely tinge of copper. Rose hip, orange blossom. Great sweet. Great balance and lovely floral and bitter notes. I am really …

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

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Score:

Lovely golden hue. Rich biscuity nose. Largish bubbles. Sweet, limey. A little hot and short.

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Diebolt-Vallois Brut Blanc des Blancs

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Score:

Powerful Cramant wine. Creamy, lime notes. Leads you into the palate nicely. So powerful right at the end. Lime zest.

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Pascal Doquet Rose Brut 1er Cru

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Score:

Punch of seductive red fruit. Fleshy mid-palate. Good acidity. 25% pinot noir. 2008-2004.

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Base Vintage:

Pascal Doquet Le Mesnil

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Score:

Rich nutty. Full of life. Keeping it’s lovely apple note. Leaning to cooking apple with a powerful acidity and freshness.

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Pascal Doquet Le Mesnil Coeur de Terroir

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Score:

Surprisingly muted nose. Much more intensity to the texture. Great acidity. All mouthfeel and not enough fruit. Interesting p …

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Pascal Doquet Vertus 1er Cru

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Score:

Much more tutti fruity and red laces. Sweet but with a slightly odd bitter end note that slightly detracts from the balance o …

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Pascal Doquet Mont Aime 1er Cru

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Score:

Yellow gold. More vegetal nose. Good bright palate with more green apple and mineral notes. Length is significantly longer wi …

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Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

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Score:

Lovely light yellow gold. Ripe bananas. Yoghurt vegetal with a fleshy yet almost crisp apple mid-palate. How perplexing! You …

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Base Vintage:

Pascal Doquet Horizon Blanc de Blancs Brut

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Score:

Lovely fresh mineral note. A touch of petrol. Fresh balance with tropical fruit midpalate. A touch too sweet. Crisp with a sl …

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Base Vintage:

Vazart-Coquart & Fils

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Score:

Good development on the nose. Toasty. Sits perfectly on the palate. Sweet, succulent, pure. Very well balanced and beautiful …

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Serge Mathieu

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Score:

Balances the fruits across the palate more elegantly. Great finesse.

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Serge Mathieu Select

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Score:

A touch of butter and spice again. Lovely soft creamy palate. Sweet, simple but enjoyable.

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Base Vintage:

Serge Mathieu Cuvee Prestige

Tasted:

Score:

Richer, fuller. Grips the palate. Sherbert, white pepper and cream.

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Base Vintage:

Serge Mathieu Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Bright floral toasty notes. Crisp. The mid palate falls a touch in length.

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Base Vintage:

Janisson Baradon Et Fils Tue Boeuf

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Score:

No filtration Much more elegant and fruity in style. Creamy red fruit. Skins.

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Couges

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Score:

100% Oak No filtration. No malolactation. Very dry and quite closed in style compared to the Chardonnay. Intense structure an …

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Janisson Baradon Et Fils Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2008/10 Good mouthfeel. Fruity.

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Nathalie Falmet Le Val Cornet Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, crisp. Sea notes. Shell, plum and violets. So Aube. Dry, chalk. Skin of fruit. Cuttlefish. Vegetal.

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Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs

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Score:

Half bottle. Lovely mouthfeel. Great texture. Fantastic length.

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Base Vintage:

Bliard Moriset Brut Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Vegetal, fleshy. Sweet almost simple in style. Very thin. Limited dimension. Notes of pear. Very disappointing after the Veuv …

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Veuve Fourny Brut Millesime

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Score:

Gripping palate. Intense acidity. Dry, burnt oak on the tongue. Incredibly tight. Lychee notes on the nose. There is a surpri …

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Pierre Legras Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec

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Score:

Beautiful golden colour. Rich mature nose. Sensational rich. Great palate awesome palate. Well balanced with a fantastic suga …

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Pierre Moncuit Brut Delos Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh but a little sweet and fleshy. Creamy with a white pepper note. A touch bitter stone fruit right at the end. This bitte …

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Gosset Grande Reserve

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Score:

Sweet nose. Succulent palate. Delicious depth.

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Lanson Black Label Brut

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Score:

Lovely crisp apple and nut nose. Very rich mouthfeel. Hob nob with a seashell crisp minerality. Green apple and lemon and a p …

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Pol Roger Brut Vintage

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Score:

Lovely nutty nose with fresh doughy notes. Maturing progressively. Touch of white chocolate. Chewy sweet note to the nose. Pa …

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Pol Roger Brut Reserve

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Score:

Touch of nut on the nose. A hint autolytic richness. Creamy mouthful and good length. A touch acetal.

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Devaux Grande Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Pinot notes on the nose, fresh mouthfeel. Fleshy with pinot skin notes.Toast on the mid palate. Lack of complexity. Simple. D …

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Raoul Collet Brut Carte Noire

Tasted:

Score:

Red fruit nose. Lovely fruity creamy palate. Good pinot structure with good chardonnay crispness. Very easy and drinkable.

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Pierre Legras Millesime

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Score:

Lovely golden hue. Butter, cream and crisp but simple acidity. lovely lemon note. A touch short on the finish. Lovely creamy …

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Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut

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Score:

Many great glasses at the Hyde Park concert. Very easy.

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

In magnum. Actually 100% 2008 disgorged early. Lovely stream of bubbles. Bright pose. Zesty bright palate. Creamy mid palate, …

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Bollinger Special Cuvee

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Score:

A beautiful lychee and toast nose. Sweet fruity but slightly cumbersome mousse. Tight mid to late palate. Good control, ripe …

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

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Score:

Really tight on the nose. Lovely vegetal palate. The bitter pithe note integrates beautifully with honey and a touch of grass …

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Ruinart Dom Ruinart

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Score:

69% from Chouilly, Avize and Mesnil. 31% Sillery and Puisieulx. Lovely warmth on the nose. Nutty almost seaside notes. Powerf …

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Redon Un R de rien Brut Nature

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Score:

Lovely colour. Intense rich nose. Powerful palate. Saline, vegetal. Salt grips the back ofthe back of the palate so well. Ban …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon

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Score:

Beautiful nose of rich tea. Somewhat of a letdown on the palate. Delicate mousse. Opening beautifully, great acidity and nice …

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely deep golden color. Incredible stewed peach. Quite a closed bottle. Not much depth to the mid to late palate. Lifts a l …

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Base Vintage:

Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon P2

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Score:

Wonderful sweet nutty nose. Still quite closed and focused. Picking up a good level of maturity with a zing to it. Very dry a …

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon P2

Tasted:

Score:

Corked.

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon

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Score:

Lovely bubbles. Lovely minerality and superb mouthfeel. Superb sugar balance with superb spice and bitters note on the finish …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

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Score:

Wonderful chewy Chouilly nose. Fat, buttery with notes of lychee. Brilliantly smooth palate. Doesn’t quite have the acidity t …

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Base Vintage:

Claude Cazals Clos Cazals Extra Brut

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Score:

Sensational nose. Fresh attack of green apple with spice and sweet warmth. Starts out very closed then explodes yet explosive …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

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Score:

Half bottle. Sensational balance. Creamy, zesty, fresh and brilliant acidity.

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Philippe Lamarliere Grande Reserve

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Score:

From the village of Romery in the Marne. Fleshy notes of fig. Crisp, fruity fleshy pinot Meunier fruit with a Stoney edge. Ra …

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Drappier Grande Sendree

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely soft fruit. Creamy. Smooth. Great layered structure. Seems so delicate and precise after the 1998 Carte d’Or.

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Drappier Carte d’Or Brut

Tasted:

Score:

In magnum. Lovely toast and fig, dark toad. Disgorged December 2008. Creamy, delicate mid-palate. 90/7/3 PN/CH/PM Lovely haze …

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Drappier Millesime Exception

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Score:

40/60 CH/PN. Lovely toast and sweet oak notes on the nose. Lots of roundness on the mid palate. Beautiful mousse. Great lengt …

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Drappier Carte d’Or

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Score:

Instant hit of mushrooms. 80/15/5 PN/CH/PM. Liquor is matured in oak for 18 years. 2008 and 2009 and 2010. Disgorged January …

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Base Vintage:

Drappier Brut Nature Rose

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Score:

Saignee. Lovely strawberry and cream notes. Copper and gold hue. tt nice metallic edge to the nose with redcurrant and plum c …

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Base Vintage:

Drappier Brut Nature

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Score:

100% PN. Lovely fresh pinot noir nose. Touch of salinity, very fresh. Disgorged April 2014. Sharp, fresh, citrus brioche. Inc …

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Ployez Jacquemart Extra Quality Brut

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Score:

Nice toast on the nose, beautiful mousse. Crystal clear wine. Quite bright and zesty. Nice complexity to the mid palate,but r …

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Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine

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Score:

Lovely golden hue. Tiny bubbles. Creamy palate. Middle palate texture reminds me of melon, peach and white blossum. Very subt …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Extra Dry

Tasted:

Score:

Perfect!

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Millesime a la volee

Tasted:

Score:

Disgorged by hand this AM. More Minerality. Green, lime notes. Apple skin. Incredible acidity. Brilliant across the palate.

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Pierre Legras Millesime

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Score:

75/25 CH/PN More opulence on the nose. Red fruit skin, coming through a lot more at present. Great vintage power. fantasitic …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

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Score:

Beautiful buttered nose. Seemless on the palate. Great texture. Sublime mouthful. Superb.

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Blanc de Blancs

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Score:

2010 base. New blend. Sweet nose of butter and Tutti fruity. Great attack and vivacity. 2007-9 reserve, d/g Sept. 2013 6.5 g/ …

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Nice round fruity palate. Spritely red notes on the mid palate. lingers nicely, a touch hot and floral. 2009 base. 40/30/30 C …

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Base Vintage:

Florence Duchene di Mangan

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Score:

3g/l same as Kalikasan. Much more floral on the nose. Little bit of sugar stays on the front of the tongue really nicely. Tou …

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Base Vintage:

Florence Duchene Kalikasan

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Score:

0g/l. Disg. 4/13. Notes of clay and apricot jam. 50/45/5 CHD/PN|PM. 2004 base. 2003/02/01 reserve. Lovely texture and explosi …

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Base Vintage:

Fallet-Prevostat Brut

Tasted:

Score:

So rich. I prefer the balance of the Extra Brut.

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Base Vintage:

Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

2005/6 base. Cramant Avise and Oger. A touch more harsh with tangerine notes and pithe. Lovely.

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Base Vintage:

Griffon-Trichet Tradition Brut

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Score:

PN 35, PM 40, CH 25. Very fresh nose with notes of pear and black notes. Currant skin notes and notes of Clay and copper. Hin …

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Base Vintage:

Claude Cazals Millesime

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Score:

Lovely apple fruit nose. Fresh, fruity, zingy! Very focused and intense with good aromatic notes and minerality. tt touch of …

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Pierre Legras Special Cuvee Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Picking up beautiful rich, toasty buttery notes. Great length with impressive acidity.Grips the palate attend. Love the devel …

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Base Vintage:

R & L Legras Presidence Vieilles Vignes

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Score:

Deep golden hue. Lovely buttery nose. Brilliant texture, lovely mouthfeel. Surprising freshness and acidity. Beautiful mousse …

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Voirin Jumel Millesime

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Score:

Lovely golden colour. Beautiful Cramant nose, notes of lemon zest. Creamy palate but with a very satisfying bite. Creates a r …

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Another spectacular bottle. Rich, decadent mature,luscious. Incredible mouthful, fig, orange. Creamy. Wonderful wine.

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Base Vintage:

Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

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Score:

Astonishingly rich. Lovely notes of fig with a lovely palate textured, layered with notes of oyster shell and fennel. Touch o …

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Base Vintage:

Charles Dufour Bulles de Comptoir Extra Brut #2

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Score:

Lovely golden colour. Interesting fruity vegetal nose. Honeyed toast. Crisp lovely mouth feel. Leek. Very well balanced outta …

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Chatelin Pere et Fils Selection Brut

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Score:

Light golden hue. Chewy almond nose, hint of chestnut and Brazil nut. Hot peppery palate with a white spice. Mushrooms. Bitte …

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Veuve Durand Brut NV

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Score:

Star fruit and cherry notes on the nose. fresh citrus plate with lychee skin notes. Somewhat stewed with a flat midpalate. No …

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Charles Tession Brut Grand Cru

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Score:

Fleshy nose with a touch of yeast. Stewed plums. Smooth sweet palate. Notes of pineapple, starfruit and physilis. Creamy mous …

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

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Score:

Lovely apricot sorbet. Crisp acidity with luscious fruit. Butterscotch and liquorice. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Superb balance a …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Extra Brut

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Score:

Lovely butter. Notes of straw and honey. Lemon. Touch of hob nob. Great length with air. Dry orange rind. Great mousse and ac …

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Base Vintage:

Bollinger RD Extra Brut

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Score:

Beautiful biscuity nose. Deep gold. Intense charred butter and rich chocolate notes. Licquorice. Intense. Saline with peanut …

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Lanson Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Really fresh with a hint of old sock!? Creamy mouthfeel and a fresh acidic bite. Lean metallic note with hints of lime. Lacki …

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Legras & Haas Millesime

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Score:

Fleshy, sweet lychee. Distinctly lacking on the end palate. Crisp attack with minerality. Almost a sour mash note. Creamy fin …

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Legras & Haas Millesime

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Score:

In Magnum. Touch of bread. A little softer than the 2008. Lime notes, lychee. Loses depth on the end palate. Bready note real …

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Legras & Haas Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh vegetal nose. Incredible acidity and freshness. Guides perfectly across the palate. Wonderful mousse and great minerali …

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Claude Cazals La Chapelle du Clos

Tasted:

Score:

Rich pastry notes. Dry, crisp apple notes with a popping candyesque feel to the mid-palate. Sweetness. Fleshy apple and pear …

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Griffon-Trichet Tradition Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Sweet, confected fruit to the mid palate. A touch cumbersome. Dried pear notes. Green laces. Too confected on the from end. A …

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Henri Chauvet Brut Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity with a lean mid-palate. Light steely gold. Black fruit skin. Green fizzy laces. Beginning to get a nice bitter structu …

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Powerful fruity nose. Grapefruit. Gooseberry, greengage. Crisp, saline body. Prune, apricot. Beautiful bread mousse. Lovely b …

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Base Vintage:

Gosset Brabant Cuvee Gabriel

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Score:

Lovely light gold. Tiny bubbles. A touch stewed on the nose but it lifts with air. Beautifully creamy with perfect acidity. S …

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Joseph Perrier Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp, lean. Stood up remarkably well against a steak! Very impressive!

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Pol Roger Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Beautifully mature botte enjoyed with a great old friend!

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Pierre Legras Brut Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fruity nose. Great mousse. Violets. Crisp palate. Tutti fruity. Lovely bit of maturity.

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Gosset Brabant Grand Cru Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Rich mature bottle. Quite auster. Good length.

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Egly-Ouriet Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Deep gold. Toasty red fruit notes on the nose. Blackcurrant and blueberry jam. Wow! Powerful fresh long palate. So beautiful …

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Le Mesnil Sublime

Tasted:

Score:

Grassy green. Fresh. Caramelised sugar on the finish. Milk bottles. Creamy greengage. Sour punch at the finish. Italian dry b …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderful rich and creamy. Gosh, what a wonderful wine! Lovely.

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Base Vintage:

Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Extra Dry

Tasted:

Score:

Plenty of tiny bubbles. Creamy mousse. Crisp zesty mouse with a bright mid-palate and a clean freshness. A little flat across …

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Base Vintage:

Pol Roger Extra Dry

Tasted:

Score:

Wonderfully nutty and mature nose. Rich mushroom note. Roasted red pepper. Delicate mousse and lime zest acidic grip on the e …

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Mot & Chandon Brut NV

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Score:

Lovely gooseberry note on the nose. A bit of roasty, toastyness. Yummy! Creamy front end but a touch sharp and bitter on the …

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Griffon-Trichet Rose

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Score:

Deep rose. Glazed strawberry. Surprisingly good balance across the palate. Attractive bitter rind note. Not the sweet strawbe …

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Marguet Pere et Fils, Marguet-Bonnerave Les Crayeres Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Light golden. Stream of tiny bubbles. Rich sensual creamy nose. Incredible attack with great grip on the mid palate. Long fin …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Crisp, saline, tart. Really commands the end palate. So crisp.

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely sweet toast kicks perfectly on the late palate. Orange not the nose. Fig and hob nob. Great length.

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Base Vintage:

Lilbert-Fils Perle

Tasted:

Score:

Light gold, definite chalk on the nose. Almost violets? Incredible creaminess. Dry lemon.

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Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

God I love this wine! Sensual, sweet, rich. Nice butter rind notes.

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Base Vintage:

Claude Cazals La Chapelle du Clos

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely golden hue. Touch of sweet toast on the nose. The mousse is so soft and sweet. Lovely depth of sweet fruit that lines …

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De Sousa Cuvee des Caudalies Brut

Tasted:

Score:

In Magnum. Starfruit, beeswax. Waxy. Toast and orange skin. Smoke, vanilla, creamy and zesty. Lovely typical Avize. Orange an …

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Base Vintage:

Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs

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Score:

In Magnum. Lemon gold. Lovely butter and freshness. So tight and controlled.

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Mot & Chandon Dom Perignon

Tasted:

Score:

In Magnum. Tiny slow rising bubbles. Slow and closed. Espresso notes on the palate. Surprisingly quiet, very peculiar. Epheme …

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Billecart-Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire

Tasted:

Score:

Much more stewed on the nose than the Bollinger VVF 2002 (tasted alongside). Huge hit of power and heat on the mid-late palat …

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Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaise

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful deep gold. Perfect Bolly toast structure to the end of the nose. Sweet. So tight and pert on the palate. Incredible …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Straw gold. Small bubbles. Buttery nose. A delicious example of Chouilly. Layers of melted butter with a crisp aftertaste tha …

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Base Vintage:

Ulysse Collin Les Maillons Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Superb rich bready pinot nose. Deep gold. Crisp, rich saline bite. Incredible grip across the mid to late palate. Nervy but b …

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Base Vintage:

Vazart-Coquart & Fils Special Foie Gras Blanc de Blancs Sec

Tasted:

Score:

Rather simplistic one dimensional palate with a crisp balance. The sugar balance seems a bit off. Needs food.

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Demarne-Frison Lalore Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely gold. Plenty of bubbles. Quite fresh and green. Lovely spritely initial mouthfeel. Fresh, bracingly dry with a steely …

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Base Vintage:

Michel Turgy Vieilles Vignes

Tasted:

Score:

Green, vegetal. Suppressed notes of lychee. Green apple. Bubbly freshness with a clean but short finish. Crisp acidity with n …

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Vouette & Sorbee Fidele Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful soft saline notes. Rich toast and white pepper with bitter forest fruit. Incredible length mid to late palate. Leav …

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Huret-Colas Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Several magnums enjoyed for my birthday. A touch more depth than the Brut.

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Huret-Colas Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Several magnums enjoyed for my birthday. Soft and light in style.

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Suenen Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Oyster shell and lemon notes on the nose. Very dry. Beautiful mousse. Very tight finish.

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Base Vintage:

Fallet-Prevostat Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rich over mature fruit. Lovely sweet long fruit on the palate. Almost spicy!

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Base Vintage:

Barrat-Masson Fleur de Craie Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fleshy nose. Bracing acidity and minerality. Lemon. Stone notes with fly. Interesting complexity to the mid-palate, broadens …

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F. Bergeronneau Marion Cuvee Prestige

Tasted:

Score:

Nice rich smokey nose. Rich and toasty. Quite brilliant precise lemon bitter notes on the finish. Rather overbearing mousse. …

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Gosset Brabant Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely rich toasty nose. Stewy apples. Slightly thin in the mid-palate. Rich. Good acidity but just that mid-palate flatness. …

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Fallet-Prevostat Brut NV

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fleshy stone fruit nose and mid palate. Creamy mousse. Nice bitter notes. Almost orange bitters with rind!

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Base Vintage:

Veuve Fourny Grand Millesime

Tasted:

Score:

Honeyed, nutty. Warm toasty. Nice, rich brightness from the back palate. Crisp chardonnay notes. A touch of green fleshy appl …

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Gruet Selection Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Very light gold. Fruity, apricot, mango. Deliciously creamy mousse. Redcurrant skin notes. Rather simplistic burst of fruit a …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely vegetal nose. Lean. Starfruit. Melon. Pear skin. Lovely crisp chalk notes. Desperately needs time! Leave for another 5 …

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Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

Tasted:

Score:

Nutty nose. Tiny bubbles. Absolutely wonderful palate. Fresh biscuity. Beautiful delicate mousse. Sweet palate. Perfect balan …

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Bollinger Grande Annee

Tasted:

Score:

Hot, powerful notes of apple crumble. Stewed apple. Lovely bread, almost doughy notes. Nice bitter rind notes, very well bala …

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Pierre Legras Cuvee Special Extra Dry

Tasted:

Score:

Beautiful golden colour. Dark, rich buttered nose. Absolutely sensational nose!!! Leads perfectly into the palate to a surpri …

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Base Vintage:

Bollinger Special Cuvee

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely dark golden hue. Plenty of bubbles. Vegetal dark toasty nose. Very linear palate, hits the back with a dark tastiness. …

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David Leclapart L’Astre

Tasted:

Score:

Browned apple gold. Burnt toast. Sulphur note. Second glass drops this quickly and picks up a rich dextrous palate. Not quite …

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Vouette & Sorbee Blanc d’Argile Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Dark buttered toast notes on the nose. Complex white pepper, chocolate. Incredibly creamy mousse. Pineapple, fleshy. Salty. D …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

Tasted:

Score:

A crisp hard chalky half bottle before heading out for a night out. Very well balanced across the palate. Quite hard finish.

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Gosset Brabant Reserve Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Lovely fruity style with risotto. Creamy mid-palate. Lovely touch of toast. Good crisp mid-late palate. Good soft mouth textu …

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Cedric Bouchard Inflorescence La Parcelle Blanc de Noirs Cote de Bechalin Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Doughy clay nose. Creamy mousse. Seashell notes, red wine, pinot notes. Vimto. Quite chewy fruit on the mid-late. Rosehip. Lo …

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Jacques Copinet Marie Elienne

Tasted:

Score:

2005-6 8 5 g/ltr Much more enticing on the palate. Sweet notes of starfruit again with lychee and peach. beautiful length. Sw …

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Jacques Copinet Brut Integral

Tasted:

Score:

Mostly 2007.Much more crisp and focused on the mid palate. Clean notes of starfruit.

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Base Vintage:

Jacques Copinet Brut Blanc des Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

6 g/ltr Fruity risp. Saline mouthfeel. A touch of confection with notes of butter.

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Base Vintage:

Coessens Les Sens Boises

Tasted:

Score:

9/12 oak, Chablis oak 4-5 y/o White pepper. Nicely explodes in the mid palate. Creamy with lovely soft oaky influence. A touc …

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Coessens Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Saignee Very elegant and creamy red fruits on the mid palate. So delicate.

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Coessens Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Much more complexity with bitter lemon notes. Roasted nuts. Lovely mousse.

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Coessens Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

Fresh white fruits, peaches with good minerality and balance of sugar.

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Fallet Dart Millesime 2005

Tasted:

Score:

Much more crisp with hints of minerality and sweet fruit. Alcohol hits on the nose a bit. Quite rich.

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Fallet Dart Cuvee de Reserve

Tasted:

Score:

11 g/ltr Big bold fruity nose. Sweet fruity creamy mid palate. Simple style.

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Base Vintage:

Michel Loriot Les Sources du Flagot Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Rich floral nose. Bright intense palate. More structure and finesse on the mid- late palate with creamy mousse.

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Michel Loriot Inspiration de Saison

Tasted:

Score:

5 g/ltr Vibrant fruity. Powerfully zesty. Very soft fruity. quite delicate balance of mid-late palate.

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Vesselle, Maurice Rose

Tasted:

Score:

Elegant crisp style. Fruity, creamy, red grape notes.

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Base Vintage:

Vesselle, Maurice Les Hauts Chemins

Tasted:

Score:

100% Bouzy PN. Much more on the nose. Incredible minerality and zest with raspberry notes.

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Vesselle, Maurice Millesime 2000

Tasted:

Score:

Rich, Buttery. Red fruit driven. Lovely length, surprising.

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Maxime Blin L’Orinique

Tasted:

Score:

4g/ltr 2010/11 More controlled nose. Inviting on the front palate then subdued and lean on the mid palate.

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Aspasie Millesime 2008

Tasted:

Score:

Touch of mature flavours. Lovely bright mousse. High sugar coming from the fruit. Acidity rather hidden.

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Eric Rodez Cuvee des Grand Vintages

Tasted:

Score:

No Malolaction. 2005,04,02,99,98 Brilliantly complex with so much offering itself as the palate unfolds across the tongue. Co …

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Eric Rodez Dosage Zero

Tasted:

Score:

Has 2006-02 no 2003. Only in barrel. Huge nose. Almost hot. Rich, toasty, full with awesome minerailty and crisp salinity. Dr …

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Penet-Chardonnet Reserve Extra Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Special vineyards. Verzenay and Verzy. Enticing nose. Minerality. Good creamy mouthfeel, soft with great spritzy mousse that …

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Aspasie Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

Light floral. Quite fruity and soft. Fired oak notes with lemon zest.

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Base Vintage:

Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs

Tasted:

Score:

2008-2002 No 2003. Producer looking for femininity. No malolactation. Luscious nose. Soft delicate creamy and oodles of fines …

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Eric Rodez Blanc de Blancs

Tasted:

Score:

CHD from Ambonnay. Lovely goldem hay colour. Beautiful rich palate. Creamy. Buttery. Black jacks. Has that wall of PN fruit w …

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Base Vintage:

Penet-Chardonnet Cuvee Diane Claire

Tasted:

Score:

70/30 Verzannay. Beautiful 2002. Rich nose. Banana, Butterscotch. Very dry finish which compliments the mid palate very well. …

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Penet-Chardonnet Les Epinettes

Tasted:

Score:

Buttery nose. Rich and leading. Incredible explosion on the palate. Powerful, rich mineral mid palate Huge!

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Penet-Chardonnet Lex Fervines

Tasted:

Score:

Verzy 3g/ltr Apple and red fruit notes on the nose. Lively red fruit. Strawberry and Lime. Good Mineral and salinity.

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De Sousa 3A

Tasted:

Score:

Ay/Ambonnay/Avize Toasty warm palate. Sweet. Good balance of minerality and crisp sweet red fruit notes.

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De Sousa Umami Cuvee Grand Cru

Tasted:

Score:

Zoemie de Sousa Oak Barrels. Lovely mouthfeel with good freshness and lemon drop notes. Good minerailty and bite! Bristles on …

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Lancelot Pienne Selection Brut

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, simple.

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Lancelot Pienne Perceval

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity, sweet, confected with a bitter lemon end note.

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Lancelot Pienne Marie Lancelot Grand Cruz

Tasted:

Score:

4g/ltr 100 Crammel. Has a bit of grip to the late palate with a hint of chalk.

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Lancelot Pienne Table Ronde Brut

Tasted:

Score:

8g/ltr Much more to the palate with citrus fruits. Still feel it is missing something in depth.

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Lancelot Pienne Table Ronde Brut Nature

Tasted:

Score:

Focused chalky nose. Soft palate almost watered down? Weak Finish.

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Alfred Gratien Rose: Bouzy Addition

Tasted:

Score:

Fruity fresh lemon with strawberry notes.

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Alfred Gratien Cuvee Prestige

Tasted:

Score:

8g/ltr Lovely sweet buttery palate. Soft, extremely drinkable.

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Alfred Gratien Brut

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Score:

8g/ltr Lovely balance in the mouth. Good structure.

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Alfred Gratien Blanc de Blancs

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8g/ltr No Malolactation. Lovely taste of oxidation. Buttery sweet, lovely balance of fruit and acidity. Very drinkable.

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Hur Frres Unnamed Wine

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3g/ltr 100% oak Ludes. Soft oak flavours. Very elegant with a delicate sweet palate. Peach, Tropical fruits.

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Hur Frres Terre Natale 2002 Brut

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Only ludes. 40% CHD Lovely golden hue. Roasted Chesnuts. Very linear palate with great acidity and explosion of toast.

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Hur Frres Memoire

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1982-2010 solera. 3g/ltr Lovely texture, saline grip to the mid palate with surprising acidity and luscious palate.

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Hur Frres Inattendue Blanc De Blanc Extra Brut

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4g/ltr Sunny rich Vintage. Fruit sits elegantly on the front of the palate. Good sugar balance. White pepper and chocolate.

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Dehours & Fils Rose

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Oak part vinified. Hardly rose! Tiniest tinge of orange. Brilliant acidity. Crisp saline. Brilliant! Wow.

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Dehours & Fils Grand Reserve Brut

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6g/ltr Lovely texture with biscuits. Rich. Saline. Mango.

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Pierre Gerbais Rose de Saignee

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1st one. Oldest plot of Pinot Noir 100%. Lovely deep red. Blackcurrant and liquorice sits nicely on the palate.

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Pierre Gerbais L’Originale

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4g/ltr Lovely grapefruit nose. Sits nicely on the tongue. Bracing acidity with sweet fruit.

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Pierre Gerbais L’Audace

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No fining and no filtration, no sulphur. Smokey nose. Very delicate palate. Creamy front. Textured

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Pierre Gerbais Prestige

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Old vines. Grips the palatenicely. Fresh fruit. White pepper. Interesting texture.

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Pierre Gerbais Reserve

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Fruity, sweet, touch of spice.

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Nicolas Maillart Les Francs de Pied

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Blanc de Noir. Ungrafted pinot noir. Lovely golden colour. Rich succulent palate. Quite rich and mature.

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Nicolas Maillart Les Chaillots Gillis

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Blanc des Blancs. Oak. No malolactation. 2 plots. Incredible crisp mineral.Great structure and texture on the palate. Lovely …

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Nicolas Maillart Rose Grand Cruz

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Bouzey. Lovely fruit. Soft floral with a touch of pepper and spice.

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Nicolas Maillart Platine Brut Degorgement Tardif 2003-6

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Lovely fruity style. Starfruit. Much more complexity and depth to the mid palate. Lovely

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Nicolas Maillart Platine Extra Brut

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4g/ltr in oak. Lovely rich fiery nose. Palate is quite soft and creamy. I want to love this wine but the mid palate falls awa …

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Fleury Millesime 2002

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Beautiful toasty nose. Sweet buttery with a sudden change. Mineral notes with tropical fruits, Banana, Vanilla. White chocola …

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Fleury Bolero 2004 Extra Brut

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4g/ltr 30% Oak Lovely stewed fruit, cooked nectarines. Very pleasant but rather simplistic in style. This isn’t a bad thing a …

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Fleury Notes Blanches

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Steely linear. Focused limited length.

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Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut

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7g/ltr Fruity. Sits at the front of the palate offering a rather simple array of blackcurrants.

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Pierre Paillard Millesime 2004 Grand Cruz

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3g/ltr Soft succulent. Sugar feels remarkably high given the dosage. ?ageing

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Pierre Paillard Les Mottelettes 2009 Grand Cruz

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Warm creamy white chocolate and flowers with a touch of real fruit.

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Pierre Paillard Les Maillerettes 2009 Grand cruz

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3g/ltr Very elegant and fruity style. Beautiful rose notes. Delicate with great finesse.

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Pierre Paillard Brut Bouzy Grand Cruz

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Fruity, rather simple palate. Fruit sits on the front palate lending to a rather sweet style.

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J.L. Vergnon Confidence Brut Nature

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Oak hits a little heavily on the palate. Dark chocolate notes. Grassy/green fresh but with a dark concentrated heart.

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J.L. Vergnon Confidence Brut Nature

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Very well balanced, lingers endlessly on the palate. Brilliant balance of sweet oak and green grass, apple and toast. Superb.

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J.L. Vergnon Rosemotion

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Lovely soft pink colour. Crisp. The fruit from the Pinot Noir hits the mid-late palate nicely. Lovely mousse. A touch of suga …

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J.L. Vergnon Eloquence Extra Brut

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3g/ltr Brilliant precisions on the palate. Green grassy and great finesse and minerality. Creamy.

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J.L. Vergnon Conversation Brut

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Lovely rich toasty notes. Creamy and grassy notes. Great acidity and apple freshness.

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Base Vintage:

J.L. Vergnon Conversation Brut

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Score:

5-7g/ltr Lovely rich toasty notes. Creamy, grassy notes. Great acidity and apple freshness.

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Base Vintage:

Doyard Clos de l’Abbaye

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4g/ltr 100% Oak 1st juice. Very direct front. Lovely touch of grass and mineral notes.

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Doyard Verdemiare Brut

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Score:

100% Chd 40% Oak Crisp, dry, saline with lovely texture and good sweet balance across the palate

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Fabrice Bertemes Blanc de Blancs

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6g/ltr More linear. More focused. Salinity and freshness with a lovely minerality. Apple skin. Very well balanced. Beautiful, …

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Fabrice Bertemes Extra Brut

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Green apple toasted notes. Lovely saline, copper notes with rich mid-late.Great length. Great salinity. Wow!

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Franck Bonville Les Belles Voyes Brut

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Much more flesh. Rich aromatic. Stern green apple notes. Saline. Malolactic barrels. Lovely balance on the palate.

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Franck Bonville Extra Brut Blance de Blancs

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2g/ltr Crisp slone fruit bracingly dry. Grapefruit. Focused. Lovely bit of tangerine to the end.

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Jean Velut Brut Blanc de Blancs

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5g/ltr Fruity floral nose. Fresh floral crisp mineral palate. Lovely crisp lemon mineral notes.

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Base Vintage:

Jean Velut Brut

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7g/ltr Crisp fruity style. Good mineral note. Hot.

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Rene Collet Empreintre de Terroir

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33% Oak Bright palette with a touch of red fruit. Sugar sits nicely on the front of the palette. Little bit of salinity and s …

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Rene Collet Blanc de Blancs

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10g/ltr 25% no malolactic fermentation. 10% in oak. There is something confected about Sezanne. Lovely simply fruity. Lovely …

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Base Vintage:

Veuve Fourny

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Lovely rich textured wine. Luscious creamy and incredible length. Wow!

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Henriet Bazin Marie-Amelie Fleur de Vigne

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With malolactic fermentation. Old vines. 9g/ltr. Brilliant intensity. Rich toasted nuts. Wonderful creamy minerality with sal …

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Henriet Bazin Blanc de Blancs

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100% Villers Marmery. East Facing. Extra Brut. 3g/ltr. Using 100% oak first use from the forest of Villers Marmery. Beautiful …

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Christophe Varlot Cuvee Rubis

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More refined sweet red fruit notes. Lovely sweet cherry notes. Luscious redcurrant. Maraschino cherry. Soft. Succulent.

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Christophe Varlot Cuvee Jade Brut

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Light golden hue. Bold rich nose. Huge palate with pineapple and grapefruit. Crisp saline notes with very warm red fruit note …

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Jerome Prevost Les Beguines

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Tiny bubbles. Smokey, fishey. Extremely closed. Lovely textured palate. Mousse is supreme. Pipe tobacco.

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

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Tiny bubbles. Lovely bright yellow. Floral nose. Light mineral notes of citrus and pineapple. Lovely direct hard acidic notes …

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Lilbert-Fils Cramant

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Strong Cramant nose. Chalky steely and hints of lychee. Powerful almost too much with a bitter kick at the finish. Lemond rin …

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Lilbert-Fils Perle

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Vieilles Vignes from Cramant, Chouilly & Oiry. Tiny bubbles, slughtly confected nose.Lovely balance. With a long fruity f …

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Lilbert-Fils Brut

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Cramant, Chouilly & Oiry. Tiny bubbles, notes of lychee, creamy chalk that fades in to an incredible steely attack with l …

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Gardet Charles Gardet Brut

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Heady truffle notes. Burnt toast. Powerful red fruit really straight powerful red fruits. Silky transition across the palate. …

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Gardet Charles Gardet Brut

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Buttery. Sweet toast. Mousse a bit cumbersome. Builds itself across the palate Needs a bigger glass. Held in by this glass. G …

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Gardet Brut Selected Reserve

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Beautiful notes of truffle. Luscious sweet oak notes. Almond with a hint of brazil nut. Almost bitter green notes. So drinkab …

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Gardet Brut Tradition

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Notes of pineapple and toast. Sweet very complex palate with soft hot and spicy notes. Lovely warmth across the palate. Linge …

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Henri Chauvet Cuvee Noire

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Sweet cherry touch of bramble and grassy. Macerated raspberry at the end palate. Good dry apple grip. Soft soothing and lovel …

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Henri Chauvet Cuvee Blanche

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Much finer on the nose. Light yellow. Red fruit end palate really dominates this wine. Touch of soft lemon rind and white pep …

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Henri Chauvet La Cuvee Adonis

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Tiny bubbles Very straight vanilla nose. Dextrous vanilla notes with a hint of spice and lemon. Sweet, silky with great acidi …

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Henri Chauvet Brut Reserve

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A lot more warming on the nose but closed with more white fruit. Fruity crisp. Lovely accessible red fruit. A touch bitter on …

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Base Vintage:

Henri Chauvet Brut Blanc de Noirs

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Fruity nose. Spice and body with cinnamon and clove. Sweet and flavoursome.

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Base Vintage:

Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Beautiful gold. Intense nose of black treacle. Mousse is so delicate and great freshness and acidity.

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Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Score:

Sweet nose. A touch too fatigued. Very soft mousse and a simplistic mid-palate. Too old. Very sweet.

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Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Bold powerful nose with a slightly burnt toast edge. Light gold for the age. Brioche. Very fresh but lacking body for the nos …

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Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Lovely goden notes. Tiny bubbles. Honey notes. Lovely sweet carressing palate with great sugar levels but starting to fatigue …

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Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Score:

Starting to gain toastyness that is right on the front but again a touch bitter. More balanced with air.

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Delamotte Vintage Collection

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Notes of balm and leaves. Classic grip to the front but loses it’s way a bit with a disconnected late palate. Lovely fruit bo …

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Delamotte Vintage

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Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Cramant. Beautiful floral tutti frutti. Touch of green colour. Very tiny bubbles. White rose, white p …

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Delamotte Vintage

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Score:

Salted caramel POW! White chocolate. Still very tight and controlled by the acidity that kicks with a bitterness at the end.

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Delamotte Rose

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Score:

Very soft with a tinge of salmon pink. Focal green notes with a leafyness to it. A little stern to be a summer wine. Try agai …

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Delamotte Brut

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Score:

Clinically grassy nose. Clean metallic and crisp. Limited fruit and excitement but very precise in its intent.

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Delamotte Blanc-de-blancs

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Tiny bubbles. Nose explodes beautifully. White flowers and grapefruit lychee. Beautifully serves the fruit to mid-palate. Alm …

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Delamotte Blanc-de-blancs

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Score:

A lot more vegetal with a good focus to the mid-palate. Wants to open but the wine is too tight and controlled at the moment. …

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