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Community Tasting Notes (23) Avg Score: 87.6 points

  • Retail $50. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. In general, the scores here on Cellar Tracker for this wine have been going up. I did not do a statistical analysis, but there seems to be a clear upward trend (particularly when you exclude the bozo who rated this wine seven times [his *only* notes written in his nine years on CT] with scores from an 85 down to a 64). This makes sense as the winery has both been continually modernizing and gradually reducing the amount of sugar in the dosage. Brilliant bubblegum reddish-pink with strawberry confit, watermelon, canteloupe, and a host of other aromas on the nose. The palate is fruity, tart, and focused. It seems as though they are pretty close to the level of sugar here in the dosage (8g/l) but it could still go a tad lower, in my opinion. Rich fruit, zingy tartness, considerable minerality, and a touch of yeasty goodness dominate the palate. Fantastic.

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  • Retail $50. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Overall, consistent notes. But. I have to go there. In general, I love Cellar Tracker. I have been here for over 13 years and I find the platform quite valuable. I also enjoy the tasting notes and views of others (even when I don't necessarily agree). But. This wine has (now) 31 tasting notes with an average score of a hair above 87. Huh? I did a little digging (and calculating) and if it were not for one user, the average would be above 90 points. Why does it matter? It doesn't, really, but one guy who scored this wine seven times (with an average of 78 and a standard deviation of 7(!)) successfully has pulled this wine down significantly. Doesn't seem right. Rant over.

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  • Structured. Cherry, strawberry chalk on the nose and palate. Finish goes on.

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  • Retail $50. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. There are so many reasons why Mailly Grand Cru is my go-to champagne. I first visited the winery as a cycling tour guide a couple of decades ago before they built the big, but stylish tasting room. It is a cooperative (I am a socialist at heart) and easily the best in Champagne if not all of France. It reminds of dear friends in Paris who, and this is in a bit of dispute, first told us about the wines (I think I told them, but...). We love the wines so much, that we named our dog Mailly. In fact, her full name is: Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rosé (since she is decidedly amber in color). Need I say more? Oh yeah, the wine is great, with consistent notes.

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  • Grapefruit, little bit of lime on the finish. Green apple as a secondary flavor.

    Crisp though, which was enjoyable.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 14.5 points

    (NV Mailly Grand Cru Rosť) A firm salmon pink, with a good nose, showing some floral-tinged red fruits. Quite expressive. Nice structure on the palate, with some appealing red fruits and a stony character, but also a rather bitter twist. Moderate impact. Decent enough.

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