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N.V. Ulysse Collin Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons

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August 27, 2023 - $275


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97The Wine Advocate

Bursting with aromas of mirabelle plum, crisp orchard fruit, fresh bread, vanilla pod and clear honey...full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, with a lavish core of fruit, bright acids and an enlivening pinpoint mousse. Concentrated and precise...

94Vinous / IWC

Rich and ample on the palate... Kirsch, mint, chamomile and dried flowers flesh out in a creamy, voluptuous Blanc de Noirs full of personality.

92+ John Gilman

...deep and vinous blend of peach, fresh-baked bread, a fine base of soil, an exotic hint of crushed violet and a discreet touch of cask influence that seems to reflect gently-browned butter...deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with a superb core, delicate mousse, excellent focus and grip and a very long, classy finish... Impressive juice.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Rich stewed-apple flavour. Dried apple-skin finish.


France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.