Bonnaire: Variance

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made of 100% Chardonnay. Golden color with perfect streams of small bubbles.  Very pleasant smell of wood like a young Puligny and dried yellow fruits and chocolate… and also, a distinctive, unusual latex or rubber aroma? Everything comes together in the taste (and fortunately, the rubber aroma is not confirmed
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Blanc de Blancs 2004

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Light golden colour with small bubbles. Floral scent with butter and aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with a slight hint of honey. Not overly complex. The taste is a little creamy, and fresh with citrus fruits, butter, and secondary peach flavor. The finish is quite short. This champagne is too
Rating category: 66-79

Bonnaire: Blanc de Blancs

[English] Tasted in June 2011 .Very light color –typical of young Chardonnay– with  perfect streams of small bubbles. Very refreshing smell: dill, citrus fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle and almonds but not very expressive. On the palate: citrus fruits with minerals and yeast. Quite one dimensional and easy to drink. About 21 euro for a bottle.
Rating category: 66-79

Caillez-Lemaire: Jadis 2003

[English] Tasted in May 2011. Light golden color with fine bubbles and fine mousse in the glass. Complex aroma: salty (like mussels), bread, figs, wet stone.  After a while I smell mushroom, dried yellow fruit and some ginger. The attack in the mouth is quite mineral. I taste candied fruit: plum and pear, with a
Rating category: 80-89

Berthelot, Christian: Brut

[English] Tasted in May 2011. Nose of wet stone, minerals, dried apple. Salty mineral flavors and creamy, but with relatively short finish. [FR] Dégusté en mai 2011. Nez de pierres humides, minéraux et pomme séchée. Saveur salée et minérale avec un arrière-goût relativement courte mais crémeuse. [NL] Gedronken in mei 2011. Neus van natte stenen,
Rating category: 66-79

Bollinger: Rosé

[English] Tasted in March 2011. Copper red color with fine bubbles that form a lovely crown in the glass. The scent: blueberry, raspberry, mint, brioche. The taste is light and at the same time liquorous. I taste woodland strawberry and a little blackberry. Good acidity. In the distance there are some earthy notes. The finish
Rating category: 80-89

Bollinger: Spécial Cuvée

[English] Tasted on the 28th of December 2010 (my birthday). Made with 60% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier en 25% Chardonnay. Lovely golden yellow color with fine bubbles. The aroma is complex. I smell citrus fruits, rose hips, walnut, mushroom, smoke and tobacco! The taste is mouthfilling with citrus fruit, wild berries/currants, oak, hazelnuts, tart
Rating category: 90-95

Philipponnat: Réserve Rosé

[English] Made of 55% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay. Nice light salmon color and refined sparkle. In the scent: woodland strawberries, cherries, blueberries, mandarin orange, grapefruit, wet hay and some brioche. The texture is light. The taste is quite bitter: grapefruit, dry cherry taste. The aftertaste is dry and has high acidity.
Rating category: 66-79

Billecart-Salmon: Rosé

…Will be retasted soon… [xrr rating = 60/100] Contact information: 40, rue Carnot  B.P. 8 – 51 160 Mareuil-sur-Aÿ +33 (0)3 26 52 60 22 www.champagne-billecart.fr
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Beaumet: Brut

Made of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. Light yellow color with rays of green. Extremely aggressive bubbles that produce a lot of foam. I get a stinging sensation in my nose and the smell of the wine’s yeast is unpleasant. There’s also a secondary chalk aroma. The taste isn’t particularly interesting
Rating category: -50