2007 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Fascination" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne SKU #1178720

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Tasting Notes

Alexandre le Brun is a young, ninth generation winemaker in Monthelon in the Ardenne (Marne) region of Champagne. His family established themselves in Champagne in 1750 and their cellars were built in 1822. We were very pleased to meet him and are very excited to carry his wines.

Staff Reviews

  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    1/10/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The perfect celebratory Champagne! A special 2007 release from staff favorite producer Alexandre Le Brun, the "Cuvée Fascination" Blanc de Blancs is an investment well worth it, especially as a gift for more sophisticated palates. Sharp nectarine fruit and chalky minerality sing together through the palate, and the super low dosage makes for a dry yet lingering finish. This is high-quality Chardonnay, taut and linear but still approachable, with electric acid and biscuity leesiness. We’re down to just a few bottles, so get it while you can.
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    10/3/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the loveliest Champagnes I have tasted recently. Precise and exquisite. Blanc de Blancs is my favorite type of Champagne and "Fascination" has everything I love: fresh and bright aromas with hints of brioche and white flowers. Dry, very focused palate with deep, rich flavors of citrus fruit and little bit of toastiness, beautifully balanced with a long mineral finish.
  • Dave Genevro
    By: Dave Genevro
    4/15/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This vintage bottling is 100% Chardonnay, full of an expressive nose of raisins and apple blossoms. The chalky texture and mineral-driven body are what I really enjoy about this great wine from a small producer. Enjoy — I am sure you will!
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    1/21/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This 100% Chardonnay is organic and has an excellent, clean character. There is some richness mid-palate for complexity and elegance. One of my favorite Champagnes at present!
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    1/7/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Young Alexandre Le Brun has to be one of the most exciting winemakers in Champagne right now. His wines have wowed staff and customers alike here at K&L. This wine is hand selected from just two individual rows of Grand Cru Chardonnay vines. The fruit is pressed in one single press load and received 8 long years resting on the lees. As with all of Le Brun's wines there is a knife edge balance of power and delicacy. The textures are fine, the clarity and precision of this wine is simply breathtaking. Compared to some big house, advertising driven, "luxury product" Champagnes the quality here is embarrassingly good for the modest price point.
    Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2036
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    12/23/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    The only problem with this great Champagne is the production- it is only one press load and we don’t get very much! This Champagne is all Chardonnay from two long rows in the Monts Aigu parcel of the Grand Cru of Chouilly- right across a small path from Cramant. If you love the high class toast of Taittinger’s Comte de Champagne, this is a bottling that you don’t want to miss. The Chardonnay in this bottle has top notch concentration and texture as well as a complex array of flavors; baguette, succulent nectarine and bright chalk. This wine is labeled as Extra Brut since the dosage is very low, but while it is quite dry, it is not overly austere. It has one of the longest finishes of any type of wine that we carry- truly top notch!
    Drink from 2015 to 2027

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