Full Review

Champagne Lallier

Champagne Lallier
NV R.018, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 0.00%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49

Champagne Lallier
NV R.018, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 0.00%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd on brioche, spiced stone fruit pastry, rising dough, and magnolia with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, buoyant finish manifesting accents of apple infused water and minerals with no oak flavor. A dainty and appetizing Champagne with effortless drinkability.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory, Quaffable, Old World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd on brioche, spiced stone fruit pastry, rising dough, and magnolia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apple infused water and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dainty and appetizing Champagne with effortless drinkability.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

Their Portfolio

86 Ancho Reyes Chile Ancho Liqueur 40% (Mexico) $22.00.
90 Ancho Reyes Verde Chile Poblano Liqueur 40% (Mexico) $29.00.
91 APPLETON ESTATE 8 Year Old Reserve Rum 43% (Jamaica) $28.99.
93 APPLETON ESTATE 12 Year Old Rum 43% (Jamaica) $41.00.
94 APPLETON ESTATE 15 Year Old Rum 43% (Jamaica) $64.00.
96 APPLETON ESTATE 21 Year Old Rum 43% (Jamaica) $149.00.
89 Appleton Estate Signature Gold Rum 40% (Jamaica) $21.00.
89 Bulldog Gin 40% (England) $28.00.
91 Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $35.00.
89 Cabo Wabo Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $45.00.
93 Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $40.00.
86 Champagne Lallier NV R.018, Champagne 12.5% (France) $49.00.
87 Champagne Lallier NV Grand Rosé Brut, Champagne 12.5% (France) $69.00.
90 Champagne Lallier NV Blanc De Blancs Brut, Champagne 12.5% (France) $79.00.
89 Cinzano NV Cuveé Storica, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $10.00.
90 Cinzano NV Cuvée Storica, Asti DOCG 7% (Italy) $10.00.
90 Cinzano NV Cuvée Storica, Glera, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $10.00.
91 Cinzano 1757 Vermouth Di Torino Extra Dry 16% (Italy) $29.00.
93 Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth 18% (Italy) $8.00.
93 Cinzano 1757 Vermouth Di Torino Rosso Sweet 16% (Italy) $29.00.
88 Cinzano Vermouth Rosso 15% (Italy) $8.00.
93 Cinzano Vermouth Bianco 15% (Italy) $8.00.
BR Espolón Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $27.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Espolón Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $27.00.
93 Espolón Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $37.00.
91 Glen Grant 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 43% (Scotland) $46.00.
93 Glen Grant 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 50% (Scotland) $78.00.
93 Glen Grant 18 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 43% (Scotland) $134.00.
94 Montelobos Ensamble Joven Mezcal 45.3% (Mexico) $0.00.
91 Montelobos Tobalá Joven Mezcal 46.8% (Mexico) $99.00.
91 Montelobos Pechuga Blanco Mezcal 47.9% (Mexico) $0.00.
95 Montelobos Espadín Joven Mezcal 43.2% (Mexico) $39.00.
91 Ouzo 12 Anise Liqueur 40% (Greece) $23.00.
93 Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 45% (USA) $47.00.
87 Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey 55% (USA) $58.00.
94 Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 52% (USA) $63.00.
93 Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 45% (USA) $40.00.
95 Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 55% (USA) $59.00.
90 SKYY Vodka 40% (USA) $14.99.
86 SKYY Infusions Watermelon Vodka 35% (USA) $14.00.
88 SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Vodka 35% (USA) $14.00.
89 SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka 35% (USA) $14.00.
88 SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka 35% (USA) $14.00.
90 Wild Turkey Longbranch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 43% (USA) $39.99.
91 Wild Turkey 101 Rye Whiskey 50.5% (USA) $37.99.
90 Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 50.5% (USA) $25.00.
93 Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 58.4% (USA) $46.00.
90 Wild Turkey American Honey Flavored Whiskey Liqueur 35.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 40.5% (USA) $20.00.
96 Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 56.1% (USA) $59.00.
96 Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum 63% (Jamaica) $25.00.

Champagne Brut NV

Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
Serve in a Champagne Flute
Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.