GASTON CHIQUET Champagne Brut Tradition NV ($49.99)
GASTON CHIQUET Special Club Brut NV ($73.99)
PIERRE GIMONNET Cuvee Oenophile Extra Brut 2008 ($73.99)
100% Chardonnay (33.5% Clamant, 32.5% Chouilly, 10% Oger, 22% Cuis and 2% Vertus) given a full malo-lactic fermentation (unusual for Champagne) and aged 8 months in stainless steel tanks (with 2 rackings) before the methode champenoise. Aged 60+ months on the yeasts in the bottle before disgorgement. No Dosage. Yellow-gold and fully sparkling; dry, medium-bodied with freshly balanced acidity and scant phenolics. Focused, delicious, supple style of Champagne offering more than enough richness to handle the dryness. Toasty, very ripe lemon and orange mostly citrus fruit and lots of mineral with ample yeasty richness. Integrated and complete. Really holds your interest. Lovely. BearScore: 94+.
PIERRE GIMONNET Special Club Brut 2009 ($83.99)
PIERRE GIMONNET 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV ($53.59)
PIERRE PETERS Champagne Cuvee De Reserve Brut NV ($57.39)
PIERRE PETERS Cuvee Special Les Chetillions Brut ($129.19)
PIERRE PETERS l’Esprit Millesime Brut 2008 ($84.99)
ROGER COULON Brut Tradition 1er cru, NV ($49.89)
ROGER COULON Brut Reserve de l’Hommee 1er cru, NV ($55.99)
SERVEAUX FILS Brut Cuvee Pinot Meunier, Champagne, NV ($69.99)
100% Pinot Meunier grown in Passy in the Vallee de la Marne. 30% reserve wines, Disgorged in May 2015 with 3 years on lees. Dosage 7g/L. Pale-straw color; dry, medium-bodied with fresh acidity and light phenolics. Richer, rounder, toastier riper Champagne offering subtle red fruits and balancing citrus along with yeasty-biscuity toast. Supple and satisfying. Opens beautifully in the glass. YUM. Only the second all Pinot Meunier Champagne I’ve ever tasted. BearScore: 94.