Charles Ellner has always been at the forefront for my celebratory Champagne selections!
The current Cuvee De Reserve Brut offers a wonderful minerality. The finish shows true quality as its presence lingers smoothly on the palate for some time. The brut reserve offers great versatility, which can pair well with light appetizers or simply have a glass on its own while relaxing. This wonderful producer has a knack for great consistency and has always produced a great and undervalued bottle of bubbly. Charles Ellner has a rich family tradition that has always been appreciated amongst myself and my piers.
The Wine Stop has been long time supporters of Charles Ellner, and will continue to introduce their collection of champagne to those who are unfamiliar with them.
92 Points Wine Spectator- A baked apple pie flavor--with all the ripe apple, pastry crust, nutmeg, anise and cinnamon notes--runs through this well-meshed Champagne, which is enlivened by fresh, almost lightly chalky acidity and good cut overall, with a smoky finish. Drink now through 2016.