2017 is almost upon us so don’t forget to ring in the New Year with a celebratory Champagne pop! We have over 50+ different bubblies ranging from popular large houses, to small Grower’s to the crème de la crème vintage cuvees.
Gaston Chiquet Blanc de Blancs D’Ay $59.99*
Very nicely captured fragrance here, plus subtly complex minerals and lemon/lime notes with a yeasty thread too; very pure. The palate’s built in subtle layers, with initial crisp lemon and grapefruit flavors wrapped in toasty grilled almonds. Really fine, delicate and focused.
Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs $64.99* Wine Advocate/92 Points
Striking. It shows fabulous cut and definition in its fruit, expressive aromatics all backed up by plenty of underlying structure. A bright, mineral laced finish rounds things out in style.
Claude Genet Blanc de Blancs $49.99*
Lively with citrus and honey flavors, crisp acidity and good depth. A mouthful of refreshing flavors retaining a crisp minerality on the long and elegant finish.
Vadin-Plateau Blanc de Noirs $59.99*
Blending Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this is rich and full in the mouth. It has great acidity to go with its raspberry and red currant fruitiness. To give structure, a tense, steely backbone brings in the acidity.
Pascal Doquet Rose Premier Cru $74.99*
Beautiful strawberry aromas as soon as you pop the cork. Lovely acidity and depth carry the wine to a lip smacking long finish.
Marie-Courtin “Efflorescence” Extra Brut $89.99*
Medium straw color, clear and sound with a steady mousse of very tiny bubbles. Profound aroma: pear cider, warm bread, marzipan, cashew butter, and wet stone. Crisp and agile on the palate with persistent wafts of the bouquet carrying through the long finish. Very dry with great tang, but it also has the flavor to pull it off.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs $79.99*
A very appealing and satisfying style that fully captures the elegance and poise of chardonnay. The aromas here are all based around lemons, grapefruit, honey, fresh floral notes, stone fruits and toasty autolysis.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose $89.99*
Persistent mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade of gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear. Delicate fruit on the palate, elegant, and showing great finesse.
Bollinger Special Cuvee $69.99*
Vibrant and well-knit, this layers a refined texture and mouthwatering acidity with a rich profile of dried white cherry, raw almond, mandarin orange peel and smoke-tinged minerality. Finely knit and focused, presenting a creamy, spiced finish.
Pol Roger 1.5 Liter $149.98*
An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping.
Veuve Clicquot $44.98* HOT PRICE
Bright and lightly toasty, this elegant Champagne layers flavors of cassis, crushed hazelnut and lemon meringue pie on the creamy bead.
Taittinger Brut NV $49.99*
Smoke and toast accents lace crushed raspberry, candied lemon zest and apple blossom notes in this firm, aperitif-style Champagne that will leave you hungry for more.
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut $49.99*
Lively and mouthwatering, with flavors of black currant, graphite, candied lemon zest and smoky mineral, supported by a creamy mousse. A balanced crowd-pleaser.
Crème De La Crème
1998 Veuve Clicquot “La Grand Dame” $149.99*
La Grande Dame 1998 has a pale gold color with jade glints. The wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles.
On the first nose, typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with the arrival of floral and mineral aromas (acacia, ferns, chalk). By agitating the wine, scents of candied fruit (citrus fruits, apricots, quince) and sweet almond emerge, to reappear later in the mouth. After rotating the wine for a few minutes more, rare notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs, are gradually unveiled.
This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. On the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure, perfectly balanced with a delightful silky smoothness.
This wine has unbelievable aging potential. The 1998 vintage of La Grande Dame, the quintessence of the Veuve Clicquot style, reaches a peak of refinement.
2003 Krug Vintage $299.99*
Looking very fresh and complex with plenty of richness and caramelized autolysis characters. Quite distinctively fragrant chardonnay notes of citrus, stone fruits and melon. It heads into spicy territory, very resolved and composed, with nutty, bready nuances and chalky notes. There’s trademark kaleidoscopic appeal. The palate has depth and composure with assertive acidity amid supple, fleshy chardonnay grapefruit and white-peach-sorbet flavors, plus lemon pith and nougat. Long, majestic, commanding, dark, nutty, red-grape flavors and phenolics drive the palate long.
Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne MV $199.99*
Elegant, with a fine, creamy mousse, delicate acidity and layered notes of toasted almond, black cherry, honey, crème de cassis and lots of ground clove, anise and ginger. The minerally underpinning holds sway on the finish.
2002 Dom Ruinart Brut Rose $349.99* Vinous/96 Points
A mysterious, beguiling beauty, the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé boasts fabulous intensity and pure resonance. Tangerine, exotic spices, mint, crushed rose petals and sweet red berries blossom in the glass.
2006 Dom Perignon $149.98* Vinous/97 Points
The 2006 Dom Pérignon comes from a very rich vintage with an early ripeness that brought a lot of aromatic maturity. The white-golden prestige cuvée contains a bit more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir and opens with a deep and seductive, pretty accessible nose with intense yet fresh fruit aromas of pineapples, with peaches and tangerines. Lively, elegant yet full bodied on the palate.
2002 Bollinger R.D Extra Brut $389.99* Suckling/99 Points
Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose – plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there’s a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne.