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N.V. A. Margaine Champagne Demi Sec Traditionelle

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  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2006 - 2017 (Edit)
CT89.6 41 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 27

  • JWG wrote: 94 points

    May 9, 2015 - Even better than the last bottle. A fabulous demisec that is more sec than demi. Clean, clear flavors, bright nose, significant tartness balanced by the bit of sweetness in the back.

  • yofog wrote:

    November 1, 2014 - Relatively low dosage and not lacking chalkiness or freshness, this comes from an impressive 6 vintages and is incredibly well-balanced and complex. The food pairing possibilities here are intriguing.

  • KeithAkers wrote: 89 points

    October 20, 2014 - Nose: There is a nice richness to the nose with quince, apricots, red and green apples, pears, and a touch of baking spices.

    Taste: Medium/full bodied with medium acidity. The acidity springs the palate to life with quince, apricots, melons, peaches, and some pears.

    Overall: This is an absolutely fantastic Demi-Sec. It has the richness one would expect and it isn't close to being cloyingly sweet. This has a real nice character to it and is quite enjoyable.

  • JWG wrote: 93 points

    September 15, 2014 - An lovely demisec that is more sec than demi. Clean, clear flavors, bright nose, significant tartness balanced by the bit of sweetness in the back -- a remarkable champagne.

  • liteagilis wrote:

    January 14, 2013 - Better than a number could give it. A reference point for this style and a fixture on my dinner table.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: 2020 New Releases (Nov 2020), 11/1/2020 (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    March 2017, Issue #22, Champagne Tasting Notes

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    March 2017, Issue #22, Champagne Tasting Notes

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Season’s New Releases (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    April 2015, Issue #19, Champagne Tasting Notes

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Vinous

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

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    The Season’s Best NV Champagne Releases (Jan 2015), 1/1/2014 (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    November 2013, Issue #17, Champagne Tasting Notes

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne – A Wine For All Seasons (Nov 2013) (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    May 2013, Issue #16, Champagne Tasting Notes

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  • Report 34: Champagne Revisited, 12/1/2012 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November 2012 (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    July 2012, Issue #14, Champagne Tasting Notes

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Vinous

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

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    June 2011, Issue #11, Champagne Tasting Notes

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Last Frontier (Dec 2009) (link)

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  • By Brad Baker
    November 2009, Issue #4, Don’t Forget About Us Producers You Need to Pay More Attention to

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  • By Brad Baker
    November 2009, Issue #4, Don’t Forget About Us Producers You Need to Pay More Attention to

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  • By Brad Baker
    January 2009, Issue #1, Tasting Notes of Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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    New Releases from Champagne (Dec 2008) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/17/2016 (link) 88 points

    (NV A. Margaine Champagne Demi Sec Traditionelle) Very light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; autolytic, chalk nose; creamy textured, apple, chalk palate with residual sugar; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013 (link) 90 points

    (NV A. Margaine Champagne Demi Sec Traditionelle) Very light yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; yeasty, tart apple nose; rich, creamy textured, almond, almond brioche palate; medium-plus finish (disgorged Jan. 2012)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/15/2012 (link) 89 points

    (NV A. Margaine Champagne Demi Sec Traditionelle) Pale yellow color with abundant mousse; lime cream, honeydew melon nose; creamy textured, honeydew melon, sweet lime cream palate; medium-plus finish

Terry Theise Estate Selections

  • By Terry Theise
    2011 Champagne Catalog, 6/1/2011 (link)

    (NV A. Margaine Demi-Sec) ($54.00) Same base wine as the NV, and it’s basically that wine with more Ben & Jerry’s.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 87 points

    (NV A. Margaine Champagne Demi Sec Traditionelle) Light yellow color; floral, yellow apple nose; rich, tart yellow apple, peach palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/7/2009 (link)

    (NV A. Margaine 1er Cru Demi-Sec) This is a nice Champgane but is a bit pricey for what it is. A solid demi-sec that really is not sweet at all. Racy and pure with apple-tinged fruit and a good core of minerality. Steely. I liked it but the next wine done in a similar style crushed it.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer A. Margaine
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Demi Sec Traditionelle
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

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  • In Cellars 30 (22%)
  • Consumed 104 (78%)

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