Bonnaire: Prestige

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made of 100% Chardonnay grapes.  Light golden color with perfect strands of small bubbles. Fresh and vibrant smell of chamomile, grapefruit, rose,  dried yellow fruits. I taste pineapple, citrus fruits, white flowers, Pear Durondeau and minerals, with a small hint of butter. The aftertaste is fresh and medium-long. [FR] Dégusté
Rating category: 80-89

Bonnaire: Rosé

[English] Tasted in June 2011. Made with 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir (including 10% Coteaux Champenois Bouzy Rouge from Paul Clouet).  Light copper-red color with perfect elegant bubbles.  Quite closed nose, but very fresh and lively with citrus fruits, chalk, wild strawberries, a little iron and red currants. Unfortunately, the flavors are rather flat and
Rating category: 66-79

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