White - Sparkling

N.V. Dhondt-Grellet Champagne Premier Cru Les Terres Fines Blanc de Blancs


  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Premier Cru
Drink between 2020 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • WetRock wrote:

    April 29, 2019 - Lightly toasted bread with melted butter on the nose behind some golden apple and lemon. Palate is a little more straight forward with dried pear and lemon. Dry finish. The light dosage doesn't leave much of a trace but the fruit has enough heft to carry itself. In fact, there is a nice core here that seems a bit unfurled honestly. Like this is a NV that can stand up to some aging like some of the better houses do theirs. Base vintage of 2015 at %70 with the remainder from the library dating to 1986. Dosage is a mere 2 g/L but like I said unlike so many low dose wines this has the fruit to make that work. I'm impressed. I'd buy again even with it's comically heavy, wide hipped bottle.

  • maxima wrote: 91 points

    December 29, 2018 - Bu en succ...les 3 cuvées.
    Mon préféreé des 3.
    Hyper droit et racé, bien minéral et frais.
    C`est crayeux et salin, acidité vive et pas mal de
    matière et de vinosité. Excellent et pourra
    s`améliorer avec le temps.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mimik Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 25, 2018 - Décent. Well made but a tad pricey for what’s in the bottle.

  • Aleks Che Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 14, 2018 - CHE4.1.
    Thin and high acidity, disgorged at 2015 and not ready to drink

  • forceberry wrote: 90 points

    November 27, 2017 - 100% 1er Cru-level Chardonnay from Cuis, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Gone through MLF. Based on vintage 2014 (70%), with 30% reserve wine from a perpetual reserve started in 1986. Bottled in May 2015, disgorged on 22nd of December 2016. Dosage 2 g/l. Served blind.

    Moderately deep lemony yellow-green color. Nose-wise the first thing I notice: "Where's the fruit?" - the nose is a bit reticent, but not really mute. There just aren't really any fruit aromas there, only notes of wet stones, something waxy, a little bit of chalk dust and a hint of steely minerality - perhaps there's a touch of golden raisins in the background. The wine is ripe, broad and somewhat round on the palate with a bit more fruit character than what the nose had. There's a pronounced streak of chalky minerality with nuanced flavors of creamy richness, some ripe yellow apples, a little bit of lemony citrus fruits, a hint of complex caramel character and a touch of yeasty leesiness. The wine is fresh and structured with high acidity. The finish is crisp and mineral with quite persistent flavors of steel, wet stones, some yeasty leesiness, a little bit of lemony citrus fruits and a hint of tart green apples.

    A very lovely, fresh and mineral Blanc de Blancs which is still very primary, but not aggressively tightly-knit like so many Blancs des blancs at this age. The wine might be quite simple and straightforward, if made in a vintage Champagne style, but that small addition of perpetual reserve wine really adds a delicate, yet noticeable layer of complexity to the wine and most likely contributes to the sense of richness and roundness without taking a toll on the freshness, structure and minerality. A very enjoyable and really sophisticated effort, albeit a bit reticent and slightly closed one - I think this wine will start showing much better with a few years more under its belt. Enjoyable effort with good promise for the future. Nice!

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2018, Issue #76, The Abbreviated Spring 2018 Champagne Trip And Other Recently Tasted Bottles

    (NV Dhondt-Grellet “les Terroirs Fines” Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut NV (Flavigny)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2017, Issue #71, The Bi-Annual Champagne Report Part Two- October 2017

    (NV Dhondt-Grellet “les Terres Fines” Blc de Blc 1er Cru Extra Brut (Flavigny)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Brad Baker
    February 2017, Issue #21

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: The Season’s New Releases (Dec 2016), 11/1/2016 (link)

    (NV Dhondt-grellet Extra Brut Blanc De Blancs Les Terres Fines 1er Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne: 2017 New Releases (Dec 2017) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Dhondt-Grellet
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Les Terres Fines Blanc de Blancs
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne Premier Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (2%)
  • In Cellars 166 (46%)
  • Consumed 188 (52%)

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