Chandon Brut Classic
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2006
On the sweet side, but so nicely acidified and delicious in fruit that you hardly notice the sugar, which just gives the wine a round softness. Beautiful hazelnut, peaches-and-cream and vanilla flavors, with a tough of raspberry zest.
89 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2011
Crisp and lively, with aromas of green apple, cinnamon and vanilla that lead to appealing flavors of tropical fruit and spicy anise. Drink now through 2014.
88 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2003
Chandon’s basic brut is balanced and harmonious, with flavors of citrus, pear, raspberry and vanilla, and an engaging edge of dough and smoky oak. Basically dry, but with a sweetly ripe dosage that makes it round and creamy. Best of all, it avoids sharpness, and is smooth.
88 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 2006
Rich and intense, with complex pear, ginger and spicy apple scents. Turns rich and fruity on the palate. Drink now.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2001
This medium-to-full-bodied sparkler has a mouthfeel that is at once gravelly and richly smooth — go figure. Granny Smith apples and granite-slate aromas play on the nose; on the palate, the same Granny Smith notes are swathed in dusty-earthy flavors. Though the back palate shows a little toast and cream, the wine’s finish is more zippy, tangy citrus than oaky.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 1997
Very pale straw with a metallic cast. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Apples, quince, bread. Hints of toasty yeast on the nose. Delicious fruity attractive palate makes for an easy drinking style. Generous and rounded without being a heavyweight.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2011
Lots to like in this dryish to slightly sweet brut. It has polished lime, strawberry, vanilla and yeasty flavors. The all-important texture of the bubbles is a little rough and scoury.
87 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2005
Good intensity, with a solid center of ripe pear, apple, spice and a hint of ginger and lemon twist. It leaves you hoping for another sip as it gains complexity and length. Drink now.
84 pts. Wine Spectator: Web only – 2012
Soft and creamy, with floral tropical fruit aromas and modest flavors. Drink now.
Member Store Reviews
Domaine Chandon blends Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier to create a full, rich and flavorful sparkling wine. Delicious with seafood, smoked or creamy dishes.