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Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 18th, 2018, 8:02 pm
by Bob Hoelting
C Chen wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 10:31 am
Anyone biting on that $39.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee?
I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week.

I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;)

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 20th, 2018, 11:20 am
by Russ Williams
Just ordered some of the 2014 Hebrart Special Club. Big fan of this producer.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 20th, 2018, 11:40 am
by C Chen
Russ Williams wrote:
October 20th, 2018, 11:20 am
Just ordered some of the 2014 Hebrart Special Club. Big fan of this producer.
Same!

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 11:59 am
by Frank Murray III
I am done with Special Club purchases until I can figure out a permanent way of making these bottles work in my cellar. Although, I have gone long on Marie-Courtin, which are as terrible as the SC bottles but I just love the MC wines so they are getting my limited 'Scraper space for the PITA shape.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
by Gary Zimberg
Bob Hoelting wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 8:02 pm
C Chen wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 10:31 am
Anyone biting on that $39.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee?
I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week.

I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;)
Mine were delivered yesterday, Are these ready to show? or will they need a few years of cellar time.... interested in trying one

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 1:42 pm
by Bob Hoelting
Gary Zimberg wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Bob Hoelting wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 8:02 pm
C Chen wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 10:31 am
Anyone biting on that $39.99 Bollinger Special Cuvee?
I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week.

I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;)
Mine were delivered yesterday, Are these ready to show? or will they need a few years of cellar time.... interested in trying one
Are you talking about the Bollinger or the Marie Courtin? I'll be waiting a couple years before I pop one of the MC

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 21st, 2018, 5:15 pm
by Gary Zimberg
Bob Hoelting wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 1:42 pm
Gary Zimberg wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Bob Hoelting wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 8:02 pm


I didn't get that offer, but I was happy to pick up two of the 2014 Marie Courtin Concordance Extra Brut this week.

I also needed to post in this thread so I can see these replies ;)
Mine were delivered yesterday, Are these ready to show? or will they need a few years of cellar time.... interested in trying one
Are you talking about the Bollinger or the Marie Courtin? I'll be waiting a couple years before I pop one of the MC
The MC... Guess I'll be waiting too....
I did have one of these the other night... really enjoyed it ...

NV Godme Brut Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 10:44 am
by ky1em!ttskus
Vilmart rosé.

In!

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am
by Neal.Mollen
So tempted. But I already have bunch. Great price

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 11:15 am
by Greg K
I'd probably be in if I got the offer :D

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 2:04 pm
by Blake Brown
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am
So tempted. But I already have bunch. Great price
+1 Having just poured {and repeatedly tasting} this plus 4 other Vilmart gems at a recent trade tasting, I almost opted to get more. Its one of my NV rose favs.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 22nd, 2018, 4:15 pm
by Russ Williams
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am
So tempted. But I already have bunch. Great price
Same here and it’s not like Greg doesn’t offer this on a regular basis. Thanks Greg!! champagne.gif

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
by ky1em!ttskus
In for three of the ‘10 CdC; anniversary vintage for us.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 10:49 am
by RyanC
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
In for three of the ‘10 CdC; anniversary vintage for us.
I also put in for 3 of these. One of my favorite Champagnes every vintage.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 11:34 am
by Frank Murray III
Same here. Just emailed for 3. Have we got to the point with Vilmart when being 75 mins after the offer is too late? Gulp.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am
by amjohnstone
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
In for three of the ‘10 CdC; anniversary vintage for us.
Can I ask the price on the CdC? I didn't get that particular email, and I love that wine.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 11:57 am
by RyanC
amjohnstone wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
In for three of the ‘10 CdC; anniversary vintage for us.
Can I ask the price on the CdC? I didn't get that particular email, and I love that wine.
$119.99

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 12:22 pm
by ky1em!ttskus
Frank Murray III wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 11:34 am
Same here. Just emailed for 3. Have we got to the point with Vilmart when being 75 mins after the offer is too late? Gulp.
This is all your fault! flirtysmile

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 12:23 pm
by Frank Murray III
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 12:22 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 11:34 am
Same here. Just emailed for 3. Have we got to the point with Vilmart when being 75 mins after the offer is too late? Gulp.
This is all your fault! flirtysmile
Of course, happy to help. [pwn.gif]

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 3:10 pm
by Russ Williams
I also asked for 3 an hour after the email arrived. Fingers crossed.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 23rd, 2018, 11:56 pm
by Eric Sch
I buy more Rubis every time its offered. I have plenty stashed to try and get some age on it but it's very good value so I continue to add more, 3-4 at a time. I also put in for a couple CdC.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 4:45 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
I asked for some cdc as well. Gonna try to do a vit of a vertical tasting. Btw wally’s has/had the 08 and 09 for a decent price with this tent sale.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:13 am
by ky1em!ttskus
And now a crazy-good price for the Grand Reserve.

I’m in. pileon

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:21 am
by Neal.Mollen
ETA is July?

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:23 am
by BenW
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:21 am
ETA is July?
"Late July"

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:26 am
by Neal.Mollen
weird. concerning

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:28 am
by ky1em!ttskus
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:26 am
weird. concerning
Yeah, not super stoked about that lead-time. But, I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that late-July will be the soonest these will be available again so I jumped.

Why do you say "concerning"?

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 8:32 am
by Neal.Mollen
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:28 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:26 am
weird. concerning
Yeah, not super stoked about that lead-time. But, I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that late-July will be the soonest these will be available again so I jumped.

Why do you say "concerning"?
"Concerning" may be too strong, but I'm trying to figure out the chain of circumstances that would lead to that kind of lead time. This is their bread and butter wine; are they really sold out now? Won't have any until summer? Weird

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 24th, 2018, 3:46 pm
by Russ Williams
Doing the happy dance!! Just received confirmation on my Vilmart CdC and ‘14 Hebrart Special Club. Lordy, Lordy how I love great bubbly. Thank you Greg!!

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 2:57 pm
by Yao C
Sprang for a couple of the '08 Clos des Goisses

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 3:04 pm
by Neal.Mollen
Too rich for my blood. I am sure it is fantastic

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm
by Howard Cooper
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:32 am
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:28 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:26 am
weird. concerning
Yeah, not super stoked about that lead-time. But, I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that late-July will be the soonest these will be available again so I jumped.

Why do you say "concerning"?
"Concerning" may be too strong, but I'm trying to figure out the chain of circumstances that would lead to that kind of lead time. This is their bread and butter wine; are they really sold out now? Won't have any until summer? Weird
Could that be when this batch is disgorged and released?

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 4:23 pm
by Russ Williams
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Too rich for my blood. I am sure it is fantastic
Way too rich!!

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 25th, 2018, 4:29 pm
by Neal.Mollen
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:32 am
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 8:28 am


Yeah, not super stoked about that lead-time. But, I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that late-July will be the soonest these will be available again so I jumped.

Why do you say "concerning"?
"Concerning" may be too strong, but I'm trying to figure out the chain of circumstances that would lead to that kind of lead time. This is their bread and butter wine; are they really sold out now? Won't have any until summer? Weird
Could that be when this batch is disgorged and released?
I suppose Howard. But as I recall, the ad didn't say so, and it is hard to believe that the current release is sold out. And if the wine won't be released until next summer, why offer it now?

Anyway, it just seemed very odd to me.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 26th, 2018, 4:02 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
About 3 cases of champs just got here from envoyer along with a lot of other stuff.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 27th, 2018, 8:44 am
by chetkern
Also just recently received 3 cases of assorted Champagne and a bottle of Olive Oil.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 2:31 pm
by AndyK
Any thoughts on the 2012 Aubry offered today?

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 3:06 pm
by ky1em!ttskus
AndyK wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 2:31 pm
Any thoughts on the 2012 Aubry offered today?
I want it, but I'm on the same restriction as Mr. Mollen, unfortunately. Paid the CC bill today. pileon

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 3:22 pm
by julianseersmartin
AndyK wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 2:31 pm
Any thoughts on the 2012 Aubry offered today?
Cellar door is a bit under $30 all in, so I don't think this is a screaming deal. Fantastic vintage mind you, so I'm sure it'll be lovely. A pass for me though.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: October 31st, 2018, 4:12 pm
by C Chen
chetkern wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 8:44 am
Also just recently received 3 cases of assorted Champagne and a bottle of Olive Oil.
Baller with the olive oil.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 12:47 pm
by T. Altmayer
Bit on on the 07 Ruinart Blanc des Blancs. I don't think Ruinart gets enough attention but both the NV and Vintage Blanc de Blancs are outstanding wines.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 1:41 pm
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
Very temptempted by the Dom Ruinart, but deleted the email in a moment of willpower. If offered again I'm likely to cave.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 1:43 pm
by Neal.Mollen
Love love love Ruinart and this one sounds especially delicious but TOO MUCH WINE, and I still have way too much of the 2002. Deleted

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 1:55 pm
by Josh Grossman
Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Love love love Ruinart and this one sounds especially delicious but TOO MUCH WINE, and I still have way too much of the 2002. Deleted
$10 cheaper on wine searcher too. Think I'll wait for the big 2008 on this though. I did grab some Shaman though.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 2:12 pm
by Greg K
Ruinart is my upscale "everyone likes this" champagne, even as I wish they'd use less dosage. I love its precision, I dislike the sweetness.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 8th, 2018, 3:15 pm
by Josh Grossman
Greg K wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Ruinart is my upscale "everyone likes this" champagne, even as I wish they'd use less dosage. I love its precision, I dislike the sweetness.
Said this was the first year with a new vintner and the dosage was cut in half.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 15th, 2018, 8:30 am
by DanielP
I have an email from January 1st with a subject line that includes "...last chance at this price! 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne" [snort.gif]

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 15th, 2018, 8:53 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
I’ve stopped buying it just bc of storage, still have a case or so and it’s hard to find space for them. I’m just sticking a few of them in lay flat boxes with other wine in the cellar bc they won’t fit racks well.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 8:09 am
by Elliot Steele
Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires is such a great price. Had to break my already short lived moratorium for it. If it's anything like '95 with some cellar time I'll be a very happy camper.

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 12:41 pm
by Brad Baker
Josh Grossman wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Greg K wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Ruinart is my upscale "everyone likes this" champagne, even as I wish they'd use less dosage. I love its precision, I dislike the sweetness.
Said this was the first year with a new vintner and the dosage was cut in half.
This was the first wine made completely by the current Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis, but he has been in charge of disgorgement and releasing the wines since the 1998 Dom Ruinart vintage. Also, the 2007 Dom Ruinart BdB actually has a slightly higher dosage at 5 g/L than the 2006 Dom Ruinart BdB which was approximately 4.5 g/L. The Dom Ruinart BdB dosage data (on original releases) since 1985 is:

- 1985: 9 g/L
- 1986: 7 g/L
- 1988: 9 g/L
- 1990: 10-11 g/L
- 1993: 10 g/L
- 1996: 7 g/L
- 1998: 7 g/L
- 2002: 6-6.5 g/L
- 2004: 6-6.5 g/L
- 2006: 4.5 g/L
- 2007: 5 g/L

The dosage has fallen over time, but this isn't a recent trend and not something worth discussing with the 2007... especially since it is higher than the previous vintage.