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 VintageN.V. Label 1 of 3 
TypeWhite - Sparkling
ProducerJean Lallement
VarietyChampagne Blend
DesignationBrut
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
SubRegionn/a
AppellationChampagne Grand Cru
UPC Code(s)000000739375, 7477361285842, 7477361285910

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2015 (based on 12 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Jean Lallement Brut on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 138 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Rezy13 on 11/7/2015: Slight amber hue, medium sized bubbles; hints of brioche, good power on the nose, red and green apple; broad mouthfeel, nice texture; very solid. (777 views)
 Tasted by jerhardt on 9/19/2015 & rated 91 points: Aging nicely with some nutty and oxidative notes. Very stylistically similar to Krug MV at this point. (969 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 9/2/2015: May '14 disgorgement

Big red fruits, power packed after a zero dosage. Tastes sweet but I think that is just because of what I have been drinking. (1320 views)
 Tasted by galewskj on 7/20/2015: I also didn't know what to make of this wine. I suspect drinking a whole bottle would nail down my opinion towards it. There was some mushroom funk on the palate, with citrus and high acid. (1376 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 7/19/2015 & rated 90 points: Best Burger Event, Monthly Tasting Group (Jason and Tracy's, Mpls, MN): Small pour. Interesting with some funky earthiness, nutty, grapefruit, citrus, yeast, unique. Not quite entirely sure how to process it, this was different from many champagne offerings but enjoyable none the less! (1526 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 6/21/2015 & rated 91 points: stone fruit and lemon moving quickly into a complex middle with lemon rind and plenty of chinese almond cookie before finishing with nice acidity and lingering notes of almond cookie and peach tart. excellent. (933 views)
 Tasted by KeithAkers on 3/14/2015 & rated 90 points: Nose: The nose is elegant and refined with fresh baked bread, red apples, baking spices, and some white fruits. There is excellent balance to this with a well defined elegant style to boot.

Taste: Medium bodied with medium+ acidity. The feel is rounded and balanced with red apples, fresh baked bread, baking spices, and some citrus notes.

Overall: This is from a 5/12 disgorgement. This is showing off the pinot noir quite well and is absolutely delicious right now. (1406 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 1/1/2015 & rated 91 points: Floral / fruit nose. More stone fruit in this one than last year, some lemon, still has that nice almond cookie thing going on. Plenty of acidity. Seafood-friendly. (1503 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/24/2014 & rated 91 points: Pale yellow with small beads. Green apple, citrus zest, biscuit and baking spices on the nose. Full bodied and lively at the same time with baked apple, brioche, touch of pineapple and a long yeasty finish. Nice- a very food friendly Champagne. (1404 views)
 Tasted by vanpe003 on 12/8/2014: Disgorged 11/22/2013. Full bodied and noticeably toasty on the first pour. Rounds out nicely with some time in the glass. Not necessarily the ideal pour for a holiday party. It's not that playful. More at ease at the dinner table or in front of a wood fire. I think I might pick up a few more of these and put them away for a couple years. It's got all the right raw materials, but will likely benefit from some time to further integrate. (1434 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 12/8/2014: Rather sweet, caramel notes, little structure. Blah. (1718 views)
 Tasted by Vino Me on 11/13/2014 & rated 91 points: At a retailer tasting. 6 g/ltr of sugar. 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. Full bodied with apple and dough notes. Round finish. 91-92 points. (1283 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 7/13/2014: Drinking great, didn't catch the disgorgement. With that amaretto cookie / Vernzey Pinot thing going on. (788 views)
 Tasted by englishman's claret on 6/16/2014 & rated 92 points: Brioche and lemon, more earth on the palate. Very good. (1733 views)
 Tasted by Riccardo Malocchio on 5/12/2014 & rated 91 points: I've had two bottles with varying disgorgement dates recently, last night's was 5/16/2012 and another back on Christmas that was 4/16/2010. Liked them both very much, though they showed quite different profiles. The 2010-DG bottle had a considerably more matured profile, perhaps a bit more than it should, along with some notable oxidative notes. But it was still sharp and deep, and very beautiful with a breakfast of buttery scrambled eggs and white truffle shavings. The 2012-DG from last night was considerably fresher than even 2yrs less bottle age would suggest, with an assertive Pinot noir profile that leaned toward the red fruited end of the spectrum on the palate. Rich and vibrant, but very precise and seamless all the way through the lengthy finish. No oxidative notes on the younger bottle. Among the better QPRs I've come across, and I need to buy more! (1524 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 2/19/2014: Ahhh that funky Verzney pinot showing off like a well matured grand cru Chablis. (2038 views)
 Tasted by christyler on 2/15/2014 & rated 90 points: Very nice NV Champagne and a leader at this price point (~$45). Beautiful texture and nice flavors of green apples, biscuits and yeast. Just a little short on the finish.

80% PN / 20% Ch
Dg: May 2012
* (1862 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 1/1/2014 & rated 94 points: Lemon / floral nose. Apple / pear in mouth, moving towards that Chinese almond cookie noted before. Long, complex finish. Very good, a favorite. This one loves seafood: great with oysters on the half, even better with ossetra. (1908 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 12/31/2013 & rated 91 points: Opened by M/M thelostverse to kick off the evening. A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, all Grand Cru, disgorged May 16, 2012. Almond, apple, mineral and stone aromas, developing a blanched almond quality with air. Almonds, stone, mineral and white fruit on the palate. Fine texture with plenty of acidity, becoming more minerally in the finish as we went along. 91-92 pts. (823 views)
 Tasted by sastewart on 12/28/2013 & rated 91 points: Rich nose of yeast and toast. Nice concentration, apple and a little raspberry along with a solid acid spine. Disgorged 5/11. Solid 91 points (1328 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 12/8/2013: Knightsbridge Annual Holiday Burgundy Tasting and Sale (Northbrook, IL): Tasting, brief note. Apple and lemon with slightly tart red fruit background hints. Very good and powerful fruit, while very clean and precise. Very charming and well textured. (1954 views)
 Tasted by gfish on 12/6/2013: I remember liking this bottle, but did not take any notes. (1039 views)
 Tasted by oropeza on 11/16/2013 & rated 92 points: Floral nose. Fruit in front, moving towards a nuttiness / chinese almond cookies. Long finish. Very nice. (1122 views)
 Tasted by wdlohr on 10/10/2013 & rated 90 points: vigorous bubbles on display and aromas of almonds and yeast greet you. It tastes full and complex with sweet-sour body with butter and yeast on tap. (1221 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/3/2013 & rated 90 points: Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; lifted, yeasty, oxidative, tart apple nose; tart apple, oxidative apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay; 80% 2009, 20% 2008; disgorged Nov. 2012) 90+ points (463 views)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2015, Issue #58, The August 2015 In The Bottle Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report
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Vinous, Champagne – A Wine For All Seasons (Nov 2013)
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By Allen Meadows
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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129
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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/3/2013)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; lifted, yeasty, oxidative, tart apple nose; tart apple, oxidative apple, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay; 80% 2009, 20% 2008; disgorged Nov. 2012) 90+ points  90 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/15/2012)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color with speedy, tiny bubbles; appealing, yeasty, poached pear nose; yeasty, poached pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish  90 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/1/2012)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light lemon yellow color with abundant mousse; pear cream nose; tasty, pear cream, apple cream palate; medium-plus finish  89 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/18/2011)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color with few small bubbles; yeasty, tart apple nose; yeasty, tart apple palate; medium finish (80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay)  89 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (9/26/2011)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color; yeasty, baked apple nose; tasty, baked apple, yeasty palate; medium-plus finish 89+ points  89 points
By Terry Theise
Terry Theise Estate Selections, 2011 Champagne Catalog (6/1/2011)
(NV Jean Lallement Brut) ($58.00) And this is the most crystalline, pointillist, filigree rendition of this cuvée ever. Maybe it’s the ’08. And there can’t possibly be a better NV in Champagne. The finish alone is a glow of mystery and beauty. 80% ’08, 20% ’07. 80PN/20CH, disgorged 11/10.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/9/2011)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color; narrow, tart apple, toast, pear nose; tangy, tart pear, apple palate, rather simple; medium finish 90+ pts. (80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay)  90 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/23/2010)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Light yellow color; lime, green melon nose; lime, green melon, mineral palate; medium finish 90+ pts.  90 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/25/2008)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Floral, bright lemon and orange blossom nose; tasty, crisp, refreshing lime and lemon palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish  92 points
By Lyle Fass
Rockss and Fruit (12/26/2007)
(NV Jean Lallement Brut) This had wonderful yeasty flavors and lovely red fruits. Pure, with great depth and potent minerality. This is very suave. Kept gaining in richness and focus as the night went on.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (9/17/2007)
(NV Jean Lallement Champagne Grand Cru Brut) Focused peach nose; peach palate; medium finish  85 points
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Champagne Blend

The typical champagne blend is of three grapes - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. Wines labeled as 'Blanc de Blancs' are by definition all Chardonnay, and wines labeled as 'Blanc de Noirs' contain Pinot Noir, Meunier or both in the blend.

There are how ever three additional grape varieties planted (Arbane, Petit Meslier and Pinot Blanc) and used in Champagne, they could be called legacy grapes and do not represent significant portion of the grapes used (<0.01%?). It is not permitted to plant more of these varieties.

However, sparkling wines that are not Champagne (i.e. not grown in the area legally allowed that name in France) may be made of several other grapes, too. For example, Markko Vineyards 'Excelsior' was given the name 'Champagne' with tongue-in-cheek, as the winemaker has embarked on a program to educate his consumers away from the use of the 'C' word. This wine is actually made like many German Sekts, from Riesling.

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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.

 
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