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André Robert: Terre du Mesnil 2011

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. Dosage 6.5 grams. Light golden with a hint of gray and an elegant effervescence. At first the nose was austere with lots of green notes of fern, tomato plant, Thaï basilicum and spiced notes of dried mushrooms, turmeric and old mimolette cheese. The fruit seemed muted.
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Philippe Dechelle: Blanc de Blancs 2008

Made of 100% Chardonnay from Brasles and Les Grands Maries à Gland. Dosage of 5 grams. Yellow golden color with fine bubbles. The first nose is what you smell in a cuverie when the grapes are fermenting, the typical smell of champagne yeasts. After swirling the glass it showed wet brioche, candied grapefruit, lemon curd,
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Pierre Brocard: Contrée Noire 2008

Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Celles sur Ources. Light golden color with green hue and rather large bubbles but with a nice mousse. Initial nose is very lactic with creamcheese, burrata followed by sulpher and fireworks, fig, dried apple, cocoa butter. Very plain and uninteresting at first but after a few minutes the aroma
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C.H. Piconnet: 3 cépages

  Made of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Harvest 2014 and about 9 grams of dosage. Very light golden color with a delicate effervescence. On the nose you get ripe pear, charentais melon, soft yeasts, coconut juice, sponge cake, blood orange, acerola, starfruit and elderflower. After a long time in the
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Ponson: La Petite Montagne

Made of 32% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Noir and 45% Pinot Meunier. Vinified in stainless steel. Dosage of 6 grams. Light golden with a soft effervescence with medium sized bubbles. On the nose you get hazelnut, peach, blueberry, mushroom, prunes and iris flowers with a hint of slate minerality. After giving some air you get caramelized
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Poissinet: Héritage

[English] Beautiful golden color with a moderately refined effervescence and a lovely mousse in the glass. In the nose, we get carré confiture (apricot jam biscuit), yellow peach, brioche, lemon, roasted and caramelized hazelnuts, napoleon orange candies, linden blossom, apple and honey. After some rolls we get caramelized and white pepper. On the palate, we
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Poissinet: Constance

[English] Made from 100% pinot meunier. Beautiful golden color with a moderate fine bubbles and fine mousse in the glass. In the nose, we get fig, apricot, yellow raisins, peach syrup, passion fruit with slight yeast and a tip of vanilla. The mouthfeel is soft but quite foamy. On the palate we get apple, apricot, fig,
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Poissinet: Préambule

[English] Made from 100% pinot meunier. Light golden color with a moderate effervescence in the glass. In the nose, we get pastries, peach, apple, honey, apricot jam, milk chocolate with nuts, candied orange and pink pepper. After some time in the glass, we get cuberdon (candied raspberries). The mouthfeel is soft but lacks focus and
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Mumm: Vintage 2009

[English] Light golden color with a refined and consistent effervescence. Seductive nose of peach, cavaillon, quince, apple with cinnamon, pineapple and blackberry. The mouthfeel is unctuous. On the palate we get apricot marmalade, honey, black currant, baked apple and orange zest. In the mid palate we get a rather unpleasant sticky sweetness. . The finale is
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Augustin, Marc: CCXCI “La Terre”

[English] Made from 100% pinot noir. Light golden color with a fine sparkle. The aroma is soft as butter, quite intimate, with strawberry, jasmine, prune, vanilla pudding, juniper, brandy, currants and cake bread. Soft mouthfeel. On the palate we get rhubarb, gooseberry and Cavaillon melon. The finish is mellow with again melon and a soft
Rating category: 66-79