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Champagne

champagne-cave.jpgBy Stig Nygaard, CC2.0

Deep underneath the vineyards of Champagne in northern France, there are miles and miles of caves dug out of the chalky soils where millions of bottles champagne undergo their maturation in a perfectly cool, consistent climate. When they are ready, the bottles are "disgorged": the sediments removed and the corks put in, ready to be popped for your next celebration!

 

Moet & Chandon Brut Impérial N/V 750ml

$69.99

"The minerally undertow imparts a subtle, smoky note that blends with flavors of dried pineapple, biscuit, salted almond and white peach. A balanced version, with a fine bead and well-honed acidity. Drink now through 2018. 92 points" - The Wine...

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Dom Perignon 2010 Brut 750ml

$259.99

A graceful Champagne, featuring fragrant notes of toasted brioche and grilled nut that are more subtle on the palate, with a rich underpinning layered with a pure chime of tangerine and accents of candied ginger, toasted saffron and lime blossom. This...

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Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee 750ml

$89.99

"(60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L1214420):  Bright yellow.  A complex bouquet evokes poached pear, Meyer lemon, chalky minerals and toasty lees.  Fleshy pear and honey flavors show very good depth, picking up...

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Veuve Clicquot Shopping Bag NV 750ml

$73.99

Veuve's 'yellow label' non-vintage Champagne is perhaps the region's most recognisable. It's a blend of around 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, from up to 60 different crus. The doughy base shows a hint of creaminess, layered with...

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Cristal 2013 Brut 750ml

$315.99

The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant...

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Taittinger Brut Reserve 750ml

$69.99

Taittinger's NV Brut Reserve—a blend of more than 35 different vineyards, assembling 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier, including 30% reserve wines—has a clear, fresh and vinous bouquet with Pinot Meunier flavors in front...

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Veuve Clicquot Brut 1.5L

$159.99

(roughly 50% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier; Lot 14009913): Light gold. Musky orchard fruits and dried fig on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering smoky pear and nectarine flavors and a hint of honey...

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Champagne Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut N/V 750ml

$69.99

Light yellow.  Deeply pitched orchard and pit fruit aromas are brightened by ginger, white flowers and orange zest.  The palate offers fleshy poached pear and honey flavors braced by gentle acidity and a touch of ginger.  Smoky, toasty and...

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Champagne Bollinger Brut Rose 750ml

$129.99

"The NV Brut Rose comes across as delicate and even a touch frail. Sweet berries, crushed flowers and spices waft from the glass in this feminine Champagne. The NV Brut Rose is best enjoyed as aperitif wine over the next few years. This is Lot L109004...

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Champagne H. Billiot Fils Brut Reserve 750ml

$86.86

Critical Acclaim: An elegant Champagne, featuring a firm, acidic frame, finely meshed with a detailed mousse and flavors of ripe apple, toasted raisin bread, fleur de sel, peach skin and star anise. Offers a lingering, chalk-tinged finish. Disgorged...

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Krug Grande Cuvee Brut N/V 750ml

$295.99

Krug’s NV Grande Cuvée 168éme Édition is based on the 2012 vintage. Apricot, chamomile, lemon confit, hazelnut and lightly honeyed notes resonate in a super-expressive, inviting Grande Cuvée that will drink well right...

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Perrier Jouet 2013 Belle Epoque 750ml

$235.99

The bouquet is quite fruit-driven (peach and pear) and elegantly floral (spring flowers and lemon tree blossoms), but there is also some autolytic complexity that adds a subtle grace note of hazelnut. With aeration, the nose takes on an added dimension...

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Champagne Bollinger 2012 Grande Annee Rose 750ml

$282.52

67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay.  21 crus:  mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Fermented entirely in barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the...

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Champagne Bruno Gobillard Vieilles Vignes Brut 750ml

$91.21

Domaine Bruno Gobillard Champagne Brut Vieilles Vignes is a precise and focused wine with minimal dosage. It is 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. A linear yet creamy Champagne that offers finely delineated notes of honey, pear, citrus...

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Champagne Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine 1er Cru 750ml

$79.91

The NV Premier Cru Platine Brut is from vineyards in Bouzy, Eceuil and Villers Allerand and blends 78% Pinot Noir with 16% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier. The actual release is based on the 2014 vintage, complemented with 35% of reserve wines aged in...

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