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N.V. Francis Boulard Champagne Les Murgiers Extra Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2016 - 2021 (Edit)
CT90.7 80 reviews
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2017
2017

Community Tasting Notes 60

  • NYC_Maenad Likes this wine:

    August 21, 2020 - Same disgorgement and stats as previous bottles, and very much consistent with those. This purchase of Boulard from a French source a few years back when the Euro was near parity is probably the single best score I've ever made. These have aged beautifully, now showing all the nutty, slightly spicy, savory pastry notes I adore, while still maintaining plenty of vigor and mature fruit. This particular bottle actually needed 20 minutes or so of air to fully flesh out. It just shows what rewards can be had from aging high quality NV champagnes for a few years. This combination of age and quality would cost a pretty penny now, if one could find it at all.

  • WetRock wrote:

    June 11, 2020 - Again this is terrific. I had forgotten it was Pinot Meunier but that is evident from a good sniff. Showing all that stone fruit. Very tasty. Light bodied yet quite expressive. Not deep or dense. It's not going to compete with big boys but in it's realm it's very nice. Interesting labeling. It seems to indicate 2014 but I cannot really find any reference where they call this wine a vintage bottle. It's on the back label among the details and not on the front where you would expect the vintage to be. Another interesting thing among the details is they call out the "apogee" for this wine in a vertical statement next to everything else. 2020-2021 for the curious. I hope this becomes more available in the states. I really dig it. Especially for the price.

  • GrapeScott wrote: 91 points

    June 6, 2020 - Disgorged 9/15, 2012 base, 100% Meunier. Toasty nose with biscuits and marzipan. On the palate, seckel pear and lemon, bone dry minerally finish.

  • philmtl Likes this wine:

    May 9, 2020 - 2 ans et demi après la dernière note et l'évolution est marquée... Pour le mieux! Le pinot meunier s'exprime bien. Beaucoup de pâtisserie et d'épices mais avec une belle structure et fraîcheur. Succulent.

    Dégorgement: 28/07/2017

  • Periko wrote: 91 points

    April 12, 2020 - 100% 2014. 100% Meunier. Disgorged Jul-2017.
    Awesome as always. Mineral and rich. A food wine.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne – The Season’s New Releases (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

    (NV Francis Boulard 2013 Extra Brut Les Murgiers Sparkling White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Summer 2017 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Index

    (NV Francis Boulard “Les Murgiers” Extra Brut NV (Cauroy-lès-Hermonville) Disgorged 9/16) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Summer 2017 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Index

    (NV Francis Boulard “Les Murgiers” Extra Brut NV (Cauroy-lès-Hermonville) Disgorged 4/15) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2016, Issue #65, The Bi-Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Review Autumn 2016

    (NV Francis Boulard “Les Murgiers” Extra Brut NV (Cauroy-lès-Hermonville) Disg: Sept. 2015) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Season’s New Releases (Nov 2014), 11/1/2014 (link)

    (NV Francis Boulard Extra Brut Les Murgiers) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: So Much More Than a Celebration Wine (Oct 2012) (link)

    (NV Francis Boulard Extra Brut Les Murgiers (2010)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (NV François Boulard et Fille Blanc de Noir “les Murgiers” Extra Brut NV) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2011) (link)

    (NV Francis Boulard Extra Brut Les Murgiers) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Peter Liem
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    (NV Francis Boulard Les Murgiers Extra Brut (base 2007)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Francis Boulard
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Les Murgiers Extra Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 128 (27%)
  • Consumed 347 (73%)

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