For around $30, this is a reasonably priced actual Champagne (not just a sparkling wine). Light golden in color with a good amount of small bubbles. The nose is a bit chalky with some green apples. Very clean. On the palate, the apples carry thru. Good acidity. Worked well with food. Good value.
Light golden in color. Nice mousse with lots of small bubbles. The nose is nice almonds, slightly yeasty, and some ginger. This is spry and a bit shy at first. Ginger and slightly chalky. Good acidity. Works well with food. Some complexity. Good finish. Not a big wine but certainly persistent. Good value for Champagne.
Light golden in color. Nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. Ginger and toast on the nose. Smooth, deep and complex on the palate. Ginger and minerals. Slight citrus. Nice finish.
This luxury cuvee always impresses me for its elegance. Light golden in color. Nice mousse. The nose is great with fresh pears, slight lemons and just a whiff of toast. Clean. On the palate, this is very smooth. Lemons and a sour lemon candy note that is very pure. Not sweet at all. Great acidity, this wine is quite vibrant. Great with food. Incredibly long finish. Really a great showing.
My first time trying this house. Golden in color, somewhat deep. Nice mousse with lots of small bubbles. The nose has toast and lemons. Nice. On the palate, there is a crisp acidity. Lemon fruit. Not much in the way of complexity though. Just kind of there. I was told this is around $50.
Light golden in color. Nice mousse with lots of small-ish bubbles. The nose has toast and lemons. On the palate, there is a nice tart apple quality. Nice acidity. Long finish. Very pleasant way to start.
Light golden in color. A nice mousse with a good amount of small bubbles. On the nose, this is slightly smokey with nice minerality. Also a bit of lemon. On the palate, this is nice. Just the slightest hint of sweetness to it. Nice minerals. A lemon candy sort of note. Decent acidity. Worked well with bread and cheese.
What a week. My second time trying this amazing Champagne. I opened this bottle about an hour prior to serving and I think it helped it. It seemed to bring out more fruit. Light golden in color. The nose is great with a bit of toast, pears, green apples and minerals. On the palate, there is a tartness I didn't get previously. Tart green apples which I really enjoyed. Minerals. Slight lemon notes. This is deep. It explodes on the palate. So smooth and easy though. An amazingly long finish. Just a baby, this has years left to maturity.
The 164 uses 2008 as a base. This is pehnominal albeit very young at the moment. Light golden in color. A beautiful mousse with a lot of tiny bubbles. The nose is great with slight toasted note with pears and slight lemon. Also an underlying minerality. With air a slight nutty note emerges. On the palate, this is deep and complex yet precise. It unwinds nicely in the glass. Lemony with slight orange notes. Minerals. Great acidity. Very pesistent and lemony finish. Amazing length. Great with food. This has penty of upside but is great right now. Excellent.
100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs) Champagne that got no dosage. It might be a bit austere for some, but I really enjoyed it. Light gold in color. The nose is all about minerality though there is some tart cherry notes. On the palate, this is lean and intense. Minerals with a slight tart cranberry note. Good depth. Nice finish. Would work well with foods.