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Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV – 9.0 -James Melendez

This Blanc de Blancs starts off with a burst of honey with slight truffle note; this is then followed by characteristics of biscuit, almond, Meyer lemon citrus zest, and star fruit. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions … Continue reading

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé – N.V. – 9.0 – James Melendez

This wine has delicate notes of violet and earthly truffle; and nicely balanced brambled fruit and honeysuckle.  This wine is a bit expensive; I do think there are other Rosé that are equally nice for a lower price point. ¡Salud! … Continue reading

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve – NV – 9.0 – James Melendez

Very dry with an evocation of Lilies and honeysuckle; this wine has notes of dried tropical fruit, fresh Brioche, and almonds. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews:jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Jacquesson Cuvee 733 Brut – NV – 8.7 – James Melendez

This wine is 52% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Meunier, and 24% Pinot Noir and is a classic Brut with blissful touches of tropical fruit (papaya and passionfruit), citrus peel, crushed almonds and bread and evocation of white flowers. ¡Salud! *** A … Continue reading

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Agrapart & Fils Les Sept Crus – N.V. – 9.1 – James Melendez

A very earthy Champagne; a yeast that balances out the earthy qualities of the wine; notes of hibiscus, Abalone mushroom, and cashew nut. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Comte Audoin de Dampierre Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs N.V. – 9.1 – James Melendez

I have been seen countless “Blanc de Blancs” at bargain prices; but getting what you pay for applies in the case of bargain Blanc de Blancs. I am a purest and love Blanc de Blancs and I always expect them … Continue reading

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Bollinger Special Cuvée Champagne N.V. – 9.2 – James Melendez

Despite it’s popularity I still really look forward to each bottle of Bollinger.  This cuvée continues to increase in it’s retail price point but the quality still shines through. This wine presents with crisp and zesty acids; Citron rind, Comice … Continue reading

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Chartogne-Taillet Champagne N.V. – 9.2 – James Melendez

A Champagne this gives considerable Brioche, dry almond and baked Comice pear; a delight; finishes with crisp luxuriant green apple. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: … Continue reading

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Ayala Brut Majeur – N.V. – 9.0 – James Melendez

45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 25% Pinot Meunier; superbly crisp, freshly baked Brioche, crisp green apple and rich citrus zest. *** ¡Salud! A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine … Continue reading

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