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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!

 

Veuve Clicquot Brut N/V 750ml

$72.99

Critical Acclaim: 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. Finishes on a gently spicy note, with very good cling and a...

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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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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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Cristal 2012 Brut 750ml

$299.99

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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Champagne Bruno Gobillard Brut N/V 750ml

$69.48

A linear yet creamy Champagne that offers finely delineated notes of honey, pear, citrus and brioche. Its refined texture lends additional complexity while lively acidity provides lift on the mouthwatering, aromatic finish.   Critical...

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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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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 Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 750ml

$91.21

Based on the 2015 vintage and disgorged with nine grams per liter dosage, the latest release of Billecart's NV Brut Réserve contains fully 55% reserve wines and is showing very well, offering up complex aromas of warm bread, crisp green orchard...

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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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Champagne Bollinger 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 Gardet Brut Tradition 750ml

$58.17

Rich, featuring notes of marzipan and lemon curd and enlivened by sleek, mouthwatering acidity, this finds fine balance and offers flavors of toasted brioche and baked currant that linger on the creamy finish.  Score: 91 points -- AN, Wine...

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Champagne Henri Billiot Brut Rosé 750ml

$93.82

Billiot's NV Brut Rosé is super-expressive. Blood orange, mint, cinnamon and red berry are all laced together in this nuanced, wonderfully inviting Rosé. Medium in body and gracious in feel, the Rosé is delicate and yet has more than...

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Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain N/V 750ml

$84.26

The latest release of Henriot's NV Brut Souverain is showing well, wafting from the glass with notions of lemon oil, pastry cream, dried white flowers and fresh walnuts. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and incisive, with brisk acids, good...

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Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee 1.5L

$215.99

Critical Acclaim:  A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It's all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and...

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