• Es7e2003 Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 1, 2022 - See previous notes. The Pinot noir increasingly shone through this time around. Gastronomic wine.

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  • mflesh wrote:

    January 1, 2022 - Very oxidative character. Yeasty, bready and lots of brioche here. Mature yellow fruits with tiny bubbles. Finishes with a hint of tart when the front and middle really didn't suggest that it would. This is a really nice bottle of champagne. Supposedly I have a 2002 as well (and I know I have one more of this) and would be really interesting to do a side by side comparison of these two. Happy New Year 2022!

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  • WineSlurm Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2021 - Served from bottle at 13 degrees (no decanting). I get apples, autumn leaves, pebbles, apricot, pan fried minced veal, vanilla, lemon and coffee. Impressively complex. And it has a good amount of fine bubbles. A good match for lobster. It has vast amounts of finesse.
    I feel that the wine somewhat lacks intensity. My advise is to skip the tulip glasses and opt for the burgundy stemware.

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  • The_Cat wrote: 94 points

    December 19, 2021 - Pale golden color. Luscious complex flavors of Sunday brioche some exotic fruits line lychee and candied pineapple and red berries. Full bodied with very fine bubbles and long and persistent finish

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  • Collector1855 wrote: 93 points

    December 19, 2021 - A clear step up from the 2009 Vintage brut side by side. Nose is still shy but there is good richness and complexity, bakery notes as well. Not a stunner, but solid. 93-94

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  • wiscgrad wrote: 95 points

    December 16, 2021 - rich, creamy. powerful bubbles. long life ahead, but delicious right now.

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  • TheFoodieTraveler wrote: 91 points

    December 12, 2021 - Great acidity and length, paired exceptionally well with many sushi and caviar dishes

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  • coremill wrote: 90 points

    December 10, 2021 - Rich and round, pinoty, lots of golden apple and ginger, some almond and pastry notes. Extract is refined and silky, just a hint of mineral. Tasty but I would liked a bit more cut and drive. The last glass held up well on day 2.

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  • Cbailey501 Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 5, 2021 - A beautiful 2006 that is still fresh on the palate but showing some lovely tertiary notes on the nose. I've heard that some '06s are starting to show signs of decline, but not this one. Marzipan, honey, buttered toasted brioche fill the nose while the palate is overwhelmed with still fresh citrus and apples and refreshing acidity. Long pleasing finish of fruit and brioche. Still life left in this 2006 Champagne1

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  • WST Likes this wine:

    November 20, 2021 - Hospice Auction Wine Night (Samish Hill, Bellingham, WA): Well, we had finished the other wines and weren't ready for dessert, so what it one to do? Anyone who knows me can predict the answer: more Champagne! I really love this cuvee. The '06 doesn't quite reach the current heights of the '02, but maybe it will in time. A delicious, energetic, deep champagne. The last sip was the best, a sign of good things to come

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