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Fallet-Dart "Grande Sélection" Brut Champagne (1.5L) (Previously $75)

SKU #1254195 90 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A selection of wines with a good amount of reserves in the blend has produced this Champagne that is both toasty and freshly fragrant. The edge of acidity and spice contrasts with the more mature feel that comes through at the end. (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A firm, elegant style, this reveals floral, dough and candied berry notes. Harmonious, ending with a refreshing crispness. (BS) Inner quote mark (12/2006)

K&L Notes

This all-estate Champagne is aged for six years on the lees and is composed of 70% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier. This wine has very fine, brioche like aromas from the long sur lie aging as well as a savory cherry note from the high-quality Pinot. It is very rich and long in the mouth, with a fine bead, again from long aging.


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By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/11/2018 | Send Email
The mere fact that this cuvee from Fallet Dart has a whopping seven years on the lees should immediately grab your attention. That said, it's not all about the lees, you need to start with great base wine. This is absolutely the case for this delicious bottle of Pinot Noir based bubbles made an hour west of Epernay. A bright nose loaded with citric fruits leads to a focused, lively, fresh and engaging palate. Compared to their also tasty Grande Reserve, this wine comes across as drier and slightly lower dosage. Fantastic value for money, and a likely selection for house Champagne at our place. If you are inclined to do the same, it will be super affordable at under $35!

By: Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/11/2018 | Send Email
As far as our portfolio of direct imports go, I'm personally a huge fan of everything Fallet Dart has released, and the Grande Selection is definitely one of my all time favorites. If you need a good house champagne, look no further. Grande Selection delivers on so many levels. It's well balanced, the acidity is damn near perfect, and it has a nice toastiness to it like no other. Try it with pizza. Trust me.

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