Jacquart, André: Mesnil Experience

[English] Made with 100% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil sur Oger. A clear, lightgolden color with refined mousse. The scent is complex: I smell ginger, Tilia blossom, brioche, wet straw, yeast and cinamon. The taste full bodied and the texture is silky, very mineral though and refreshing. I taste citrus fruit, ginger, salty caramel, burnished butter
Rating category: 80-89

Jacquart, André: Brut Experience

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. A yellow golden color with beautiful pearls. The scent is fresh with yellow fruit, wet straw, freshly baked bread and bakery yeast. The taste is mineral and spicry with creamyness (without malolactic fermentation). The aftertaste is dry and buttery at the same time and has some apricot. Nice! About 20
Rating category: 80-89

Jacquart: Brut Mozaïque

[English] Made of 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. Nice golden color with quite agressive bubbles. In the scent: Jonathan apple, toast, nougat and caramel. The taste is not complex and the texture not creamy. I taste mainly apple, hazelnuts and pistache and some kind of artichoke bitterness (like in the aperitif
Rating category: 66-79

Tarlant: La Vigne d’Antan

[English] Drunk in May 2010. Made with 100% Chardonnay from ungrafted vines. Yellow-green color with lively bubbles. In the scent: wet straw, apple, topical fruit like mango, pineapple and white flowers. The taste is reasonably mineral but after a short time I taste hazelnuts and the tropical fruit. In the medium long aftertaste I get
Rating category: 80-89

Henriot: Blanc Souverain

[English] Drunk in August 2010. Made of 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with quite turbulent but small bubbles. Elegant scent of white flowers, apple, lemon, bakery yeast, sea salt, autolytic and wet crushed rocks. The texture is surprisingly creamy. I taste again apple, minerals, a little bit durondeau pears, and almonds. It’s not well balanced.
Rating category: 80-89

Henriot: Brut Souverain

Will be reviewed again due to bad bottle.   Gedronken in April 2010. Gemaakt van 55% Pinot Noir en 45% Chardonnay. Lichtgouden kleur met vrij grote, agressieve parels die al snel verdwijnen in het glas. In de geur: camembert,rode appel, brioche, toast, kalk en zwavel. Ik proef vooral overrijpe appelen met schil zoals in een
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Heidsieck & Co: Blue Top

[English] Drunk in July 2011. Made with 35% Pinot Noir, 32% Pinot Meunier and 33% Chardonnay. Light golden color with refined bubbles. Quite a closed nose but it opens after a while and I smell: yellow fruit, pineapple, peanuts, Redcurrant and a little bit wood. The texture is creamy. I taste lemon, again pineapple, yeast,
Rating category: 80-89

Heidsieck & Co: Silver Top 2002

[English] Greenyellow color with refined mousse. Made with 35% Pinot Noir, 32% Pinot Meunier and 33% Chardonnay all Premier Cru. Interesting scent of gunpowder, citrus fruits with toast, nutmeg and fresh butter. Unfortunately the taste isn’t full bodied enough but everything is there. The aftertaste is way to short and that’s a pitty because it has
Rating category: 80-89

Piper-Heidsieck: Millesime 2002

[English] Drunk in January 2011. Made of 55% Pinot Noir, 15 Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. Very light color with quite agreesive bubbles that form a nice mousse in the glass. The nose is closed. I smell: citrus fruit, toast, brioche bread and bakery yeast. Nothing unpleasant in the scent. I taste a little bit of
Rating category: 66-79

Piper-Heidsieck: Rosé Sauvage

[English] Made of 45% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and  15% Chardonnay. The champagne is cherry red and the bubbles are refined and persistent. In the scent: raspberry, currants, strawberry, liqueur, yeast and toast. The taste is mouthfilling and liqueurous with blackcurrants, cherries and plums. The aftertaste is quite sweet with a hint of chalk,
Rating category: 80-89