Search: (advanced)

External search
Google (images)
Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator


From this producer
Show all wines
All tasting notes
  Home | All Cellars | Tasting Notes | Reports | UsersHelp | Member Sign In 

 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 5 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationCuvée Les Meslaines Brut Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: not specified

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 86.8 pts. and median of 86 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by honest bob on 8/31/2014 & rated 89 points: From 75cl, "diamant" glued-together cork. After 5 duds finally a good bottle, my last. Warm, ripe, yellow-fruited BdN with fine but persistent bubbles and a long, penetratingly acidic finish. As with the 2000, 2003 and 2005 vintages, the bottle variation here is shocking and not acceptable. Don't think I'll be buying this wine again, even though the (roughly 1 in 5) bottles which were in good condition were, irrespective of the vintage, excellent. John Gilman gave this 82P, Tanzer 91P. I can well believe that both ratings were wholly accurate for the tasting samples these gentlemen had in their glasses. This bottle I'd rate 89-90P (415 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 7/9/2013 & rated 84 points: From 75cl, composite cork. Sweetish, complacent, pinot-dominated crémant. 84P(?) (729 views)
 Tasted by RationalDenial on 4/13/2013: I was a big, big fan of the 2002s. And sure it's a better vintage, but not this much better. This is pretty ordinary stuff. (871 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 4/13/2013 & rated 86 points: From 75, composite "cork". V. good crémant claiming to be Les Meslaines. Grand Cru quality it ain't. Pity. (85-)86P (775 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 2/14/2013 & rated 87 points: From 75cl, nasty composite cork. Good simple, pure, monolithic Pinot Noir with a fairly aggressive fizz. The last drop was the best. Perhaps this needs a few more years in the cellar; on this form 87P (809 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 7/24/2012 & rated 85 points: From 75cl. Composite cork. Oops. This tastes like an very good Crémant de Bourgogne, but not like a vintage Champagne - and definitely not like previous vintages of Les Meslaines. Thin, pretty acidic, sullenly sweet in the mid-palate, short finish, zero resonance. Uncomfortably like many a "1. cru" red Burgundy in terms of scrawny herbaceousness and general lack of interest; without a generous dosage this would be grim. Try again in a year's time(?) (84-)85P (802 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 9/19/2011 & rated 90 points: Chablis and Champagne 19-22.09.2011; 9/19/2011-9/22/2011: Tasted in haste on a flying visit to stock up at Lamiable. A no-brainer blanc de noirs at only €20,30 au chai: a bit lighter and finer than I remember the 2005 Les Meslaines being at this stage. Fruity, ripe, long, but perhaps a bit purer, more slender and even more elegant. 89-91P (1111 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, January 2013, Issue #49
(Lamiable Brut Cuvée Les Meslaines Grand Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165
(Lamiable Blanc de Noirs Les Meslaines) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Champagne: So Much More Than a Celebration Wine (Oct 2012)
(J-p Lamiable Brut Grand Cru Cuvee Les Meslaines) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report
(Lamiable Brut Millésime “Cuvée les Meslaines”) Login and sign up and see review text.
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of Burghound and Vinous and View From the Cellar. (manage subscription channels)

CellarTracker Wiki Articles (login to edit | view all articles)

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Le Champagne (Le comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne) | Grandes Marques & Maisons de Champagne (Union des Maisons de Champagne)

France - When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of consistent quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.

Champagne - The French region of Champagne (including the cities of Rheims, Épernay, and Aÿ) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and wine-making traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range in sweetness ranging from an extra brut or brut 0, to the basic brut to demi sec to doux; some houses produce single vintage champagnes and others produce non-vintage (or incorporate wines/grapes of multiple vintages), often to preserve a specific taste; combinations of grape varietals; and colors, including a rosé. There are several sub-appellations, including the Valley of the Marnes river running from Épernay west, Massif de Saint-Thierry north and west of Rheims, Valley of the Ardre, the Mountains of Rheims (between Rheims and Épernay), Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, and Côte des Bar in the South. Champagne wine only uses three grape varietals (cépages): Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.


The vineyards of Champagne on weinlagen-info

© 2003-15 CellarTracker! LLC. All rights reserved. "CellarTracker!" is a trademark of CellarTracker! LLC. No part of this website may be used, reproduced or distributed without the prior written permission of CellarTracker! LLC. (Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. DB3) - Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook