Chapoutier calls for 7-10 years cellaring for the 2009 and mentions "can last 15+ years" for the 2010.
I only bought two and will probably forget about them for 2-3 years.
Thanks. I might pick up a couple as well. There certainly seems to be a lot of it floating around.
MV Krug Champagne Grande Cuvée Brut
2002 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
NV H. Billiot Fils Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé
NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve
NV Domaine Tissot (André & Mireille now Stéphane) Crémant du Jura Extra Brut
NV L. Aubry Fils Champagne Brut 1er Cru
Plus a few sparklers for the family on Christmas Eve
Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
Gruet Blanc de Noirs
Roederer Anderson Valley
Wow - close-out on bubbly somewhere?
We are hoping some of them go on sale after the holidays so we can re-stock.
You know who went to Binny's for some cheap sparklers for my beer drinking family on Christmas Eve. The others somehow appeared in the cart.
How much? I saw it at another store last week for $39 but did not buy.
$49. I've found that Binny's seems to be higher on Champagne than other stores. $39 is below the average on CT.
I've noticed this as well, and found it to be very strange, considering they are usually priced so well on most other things.
Last weekend, I got a couple early Christmas presents: 2 x 2010 Le Vieux Donjon CdP.
Drinkers (or sippers) for the Christmas weekend:
Highland Park 12
Caol Ila 12
2010 Domaine Notre Dame des Pallieres Gigondas Les Mourres
2010 Ridge Crest Cab Sauv Colubia Valley
2009 Columbia Crest Amitage Red Columbai Valley
2009 M. Chapoutier Cotes du Roussiloon Villages Latour Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem
2009 Domaine des Rozets Coteaux du Tricastin
2009 Soos Creek Sundance Columbia Valley
2010 Plowbuster Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
2011 August Kesseler Riesling Kabinett Pradikatswein Rheingau
4 x Scharffenberger Brut Excellence Mendocino County
2008 Argyle Knudsen Vineyard Julia Lee's Block Blanc de blancs Sparkling Wine.
1 x 1996/97 Herbert Triebaumer Furmint Gelber Muskateller Ruster Ausbruch (375ml) @ $8
If anyone in Chicago is looking for a great deal on a ready to drink dessert wine, this is it. Wine Discount Center has cases of this marked down from $28. This Austrian wine should drink similar to a Beerenauslese. Not as concentrated as a Kracher but hard to beat this price.
Speaking of Wine Discount Center, they seem to beat Binny's on a whole bunch of sparklers/Champagnes, sometimes by a somewhat wide margin. FYI for those in the area looking to buy bubbly for the holidays.
Via WTSO, 2 x NV Philippe Prie Brut Rose Champagne. I've really liked the other two wines we've had from this house.
2010 Domaine de Marcoux Lirac Lorentine
2010 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis
2009 Evening Land Vineyards Celebration Les Gamines Seven Springs Vineyard
2011 Walter Scott Pinot Noir La Combe Verte
2009 Gramercy Cellars Syrah
NV Camille Savès Champagne Brut
My CT Note:
"Wow! Never had Shiraz like this! Easily a ringer for N. Rhone. Olive, brine, pickles, capers, pepper, meat, dark fruit is totally background. Not hugely structured on the palate, but moderate acid and a nice long finish. Well done. (93 Points)."
I'm not sure this has the structure to age like a Cote-Rotie or Hermitage which I usually find to be extremely tight, primary and tannic in their youth. By contrast, this wine, after 30 mins in a decanter was quite open. I would say it's drinking fine now and I'd let it go up to 10 years. Of course I would be checking in along the way.
3 x Flaccianello della Pieve Fontodi Colli 2009
3 x Do Ut Des Carpineta Fontalpino 2009
2010 William Fevre Le Clos Chablis Grand Cru
2009 Francois Villard L'appel de Sereine
The only 2010 of theirs I tasted was the base Chablis, and it was impressive. I bet that Les Clos will shine.
Just one more sip.
And I do hope so
Also bought their 2010 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre. Will open one soon enough...
With a little help from my friends...
2 x 2010 Janasse Vieilles Vignes CdP
For fkg's big birthday
02 Corbon brut blanc de blanc
99 Charles Ellner brut seduction
05 George Laval Cumieres brut nature
A special wine from a special friend. Enjoy.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
3 x 2009 Nicolas Joly Les Vieux Clos AC Savennièrres
3 x 2008 Luigi D’Alessandro Il Bosco Sryah Cortona
4 x 2007 Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Spätlese
1 x 2003 Cos D’Estournel
1 x 1996 Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru
1 x 1990 Roumieu Lacoste, Barsac
Plus assorted Bourgogne, Ripasso, Soave for ecnomical QPR wines.
6x 1999 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Épenots
2x 2010 Bouchard Père et Fils Montrachet
6x 2009 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château d'Ampuis
No wine lately but I did buy myself a Benelli M3 Super 90 12 GA Auto Loading Shotgun.
"One may dislike carrots, spinach, beetroot, or the skin on hot milk. But not wine. It is like hating the air that one breathes, since each is equally indispensable."
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