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Belle Epoque 2012 en Magnum

2012

A mild winter was followed by a cool, wet spring which resulted in the late blooming of the vines between 16th and 21st June 2012. The summer was hot and bathed in sunshine from mid-July all the way until the end of the harvest, favouring the maturity of the grapes.

Bollinger 2012

2012

Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. On the palate exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.

Bollinger 2012

2012

Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. On the palate exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.

Bollinger Rose

NV

62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier.
Only 5 to 6% red wine

Blend: 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier.
Only 5 to 6% red wine added due to its power.
Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
Exclusive use of the cuvée.
Maturation: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: Moderate, 7 to 8 grams per litre

Bollinger Rose NV

The wine starts with a base of Special Cuvée: complex and full bodied, perfectly balanced with fresh acidity and a texture that only time can lend, creating a harmony of richness and elegance. 30% of the base wine is vinified in used oak barrels of 228 liters, with some 400 liter casks up to 40 years old. The wine will have matured for 30-36 months on the lees, with a final blend of 50% reserve wines, and 5-10% of the blend consisting of reserve wines 5-15 years of age kept in magnum under cork. This totally unique, laborious process (each magnum is disgorged by hand to be blended) results in wines with a vast spectrum of aromas and flavors, and an unmatched texture. Then, because of the quality and power of Bollinger’s still red Pinot, only 5-6% of red wine is added, less than half (or even a third) what you find in typical Rosé Champagnes.

Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut

NV

60% Pinot Noir
25% Chardonnay
15% Meunier

Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. Dosage: moderate, 7 to 8 grammes per litre. To the eye: a golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties; very fine bubbles. To the nose: a beautiful aromatic complexity; ripe fruit and spicy aromas; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. To the palate: a subtle combination of structure, length, and vivacity; bubbles like velvet; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.

Charles Heidsieck 2012

2012

A brilliant golden yellow colour with glints of green and delicate effervescence. The nose is complex with notes of candied citrus and dried fruits with overtones of pecan and hazelnut. The palate is taut and vivacious, leading to a generous mouthfeel and a pronounced minerality. A long finish with rich aromas and caramel notes.

Charles Heidsieck 2012

2012

A brilliant golden yellow colour with glints of green and delicate effervescence. The nose is complex with notes of candied citrus and dried fruits with overtones of pecan and hazelnut. The palate is taut and vivacious, leading to a generous mouthfeel and a pronounced minerality. A long finish with rich aromas and caramel notes.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

NV

Alcohol (ABV): 12 %, Acidity: 6.40 g/l, Residual sugar: 11.20 g/l The Brut Réserve NV is a radiant pale gold colour with fine, persistent bubbles. The nose is characterised by complex pastry aromas, with an opulent combination of ripe apricot, mango, greengages, dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The palate begins with a silky-smooth sensation, developing into ripe fleshy apricot, melon and enticing plum pastry notes and delicate spice. There is perfect balance of freshness and generosity.

Charles Heidsieck, Blanc de Blancs

NV

100% Chardonnay

On the palate, the Blanc de Blancs bears all the hallmarks of a Charles Heidsieck Champagne: boldness, generosity and elegance. Embracing yet light, it displays appealing mineral, slightly salty, iodine notes, and has a silky, creamy texture – unexpected from a Chardonnay – that leaves a lasting impression.

Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007

2007

It has a fine and delicate nose which combines white blossom and a certain minerality with general overtones of Anjou light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of aniseed and smoky flavours follow this suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This is immediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellow freshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness and a full-rounded flavour. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crisp finish with hints of salted butter. This elegant wine lives up to its reputation with its freshness, strength, minerality and mellow fruitiness. Its freshness encapsulates a certain moment in time and promises interesting cellaring potential.

G.H. Mumm 2012

2012

The vintage of 2012 will be remembered for its capricious climate, characterized by strong frost, difficult flowering and high humidity. This limited vintage, described by Chef de Caves as the "most demanding" vintage, produces grapes of exceptional quality that give the wine a lively and intense body.

G.H. Mumm 2013

2013

The wine's yellow robe is highlighted with glints of golden reflections. A supremely light and elegant vintage, the wine opens with lush aromas of fresh white and stone fruits - a hint of
pear is perceptible. Alluring floral notes give way to delicious nuances of brioche, fresh-churned butter and fresh hazelnuts.

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge

NV

45% Pinot Noir
30% Chardonnay
25% Meunier

TO THE EYE, the robe’s golden-yellow hue, enlivened by a delicate stream of fine bubbles. ON THE NOSE First impression: a sensation of freshness, with rounded, delectable notes. Juicy scents of succulent white and yellow fruits entice, with hints of lychee, pineapple, praline. Appetizing aromas of pastry – yeast, brioche. ON THE PALATE Vibrant freshness and exuberant energy excite the palate. Complex and perfectly balanced, the wine reveals rounded, elegant flavours of fruit and caramel. The blend of grape varieties is Pinot Noir (45%) that endows the wine with structure and strength, Chardonnay (30%) that ensures both finesse and elegance and Pinot Meunier (25%)

G.H. Mumm Rosé

NV

A vivacious initial impression: energetic, bracing and fresh. Elegantly structured, it delivers flavors of fragrant summer fruits and a long, bright finish, balanced by the succulent sweetness of red berries.

Heidsieck & Co Monopole Blue Top

NV

70% Pinot Noir
20% Chardonnay
10% Pinot Meunier

Pale straw yellow colour with emerald accents Nose: The bouquet is powerful and generous, almost woody and spicy, characterised by intense aromatic richness, with toasted, buttery, and wine-rich aromas. Bold initial notes presaging a full, fruity taste that is nicely structured palate. 70% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Meunier

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Cuvée Impératrice

NV

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

Aromatic with notes of strawberry and green apple. Earthy with medium body and dry finish. Fresh and lively. Very chalky, honeyed apples, red fruit, lemon sherbet - it has a bit of everything. Soft fine mousse.

Krug 2004

2004

At first sight, the beautiful light golden colour promises radiant freshness. The nose begins with an expressive bouquet of ginger, candied citrus and quince, followed by richer notes evoking lemon meringue tart, plum and
mirabelle. On the palate, a very balanced Champagne with light notes of brioche and honey giving way to an
array of fresh citrus, including oranges,
lemons and mandarins, enhanced by a very elegant finish.

Krug 2006

2006

Pinot Noir constitutes almost half (48%) of the blend, with the majority coming from plots in Montagne de Reims Nord, Sud and Les Riceys. Ripe and full-bodied Chardonnays (35%) add roundness and opulence while Meuniers (17%) from Leuvrigny and Sainte Gemme bring tension and length.

Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition

NV

43% Pinot Noir
35% Chardonnay
22% Meunier

It is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000. Its final composition is 43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 22% Meunier. A stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Éditions its distinct expression and elegance. A light golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, holding a promise of pleasure. Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe, dried and citrus fruits, as well as marzipan and gingerbread. Grilled notes and flavours of almond paste, quince, lemon, limoncello and dried fruit.

Krug Rosé, en Magnum

MV

47% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay, 16% Meunier | inc. 10% Red Wine

A pale pink-gold colour. On the nose, aromas of rose hips, cured ham, mulberries, redcurrant, peony, pepper and pink grapefruit. On the palate, delicate flavours of honey, citrus and dried fruit with a long finish

Lanson 2009

2009

The 2009 harvest offered a complex wine that is characterised by its richness, its freshness, its generous aromatic expression, and its balance. The colour is straw yellow, sparkling with fine bubbles. The aromas of pears, apricots, candied fruits, honey, acacia flowers and lime blossom form an intense bouquet.

Lanson 2009

2009

The 2009 harvest offered a complex wine that is characterised by its richness, its freshness, its generous aromatic expression, and its balance. The colour is straw yellow, sparkling with fine bubbles. The aromas of pears, apricots, candied fruits, honey, acacia flowers and lime blossom form an intense bouquet.

Lanson Black Label

NV

50% Pinot Noir
35% Chardonnay
15% Pinot Meunier

The Blend is 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay & 15% Pinot Meunier. A Dosage of 8g/l Brut. On ethe Eye, Brilliant, Clear with Amber highlights and a stream of fine bubbles. On the Nose, Springtime aromas, Toasty hints and honey notes. On the palate a bouquet of ripe aromas, with Citrus notes, coupled with Maturity, Lightness & Freshness.

Lanson Le Blanc de Blancs, en Magnum

NV

On the nose: fine and profound aromas, frangipane notes, fine pastry, candied citrus, William pear, sesame seeds, lime-blossom, aniseed

Palate: revitalising fresh grain, candied lemon, almond, nougat, honey, saline and pure finish, candies orange bark, touch of chalk

Laurent Perrier 2008 en Magnum

2008

The Vintage is white gold in colour with a fine sparkle. The nose displays both mineral and chalky notes giving way to elegant grapefruit and white fruit aromas. On the palate it is lively, the wine has depth with a persistent freshness and notes of bitter orange and lemon on the finish.

Laurent Perrier 2008 en Magnum

2008

The Vintage is white gold in colour with a fine sparkle. The nose displays both mineral and chalky notes giving way to elegant grapefruit and white fruit aromas. On the palate it is lively, the wine has depth with a persistent freshness and notes of bitter orange and lemon on the finish.

Laurent Perrier Blanc de Blancs, Brut Nature, en Magnum

NV

100% Chardonnay

The wine has a white gold colour with a fine sparkle.The nose displays minerality and hints of citrus. On the palate the wine is balanced and sustained with a finish that is fresh with notes of lemon.

Laurent Perrier La Cuvee

NV

50% Chardonnay
30-35% Pinot Noir
10-15% Meunier

A light golden colour with a fine effervescence. Very delicate yet direct and bright on the nose offering floral notes and a nice complexity. A bold attack of citrus flavours, great freshness and a touch of salinity. The initial attack gives way to white fruit notes and then bitter orange flavours on the finish. Acidity: 6.80 g/l Residual sugar: 10.40 g/l a majority of Chardonnay, over 50% Pinot Noir, between 30% and 35% rounded out with Meunier, between 10% and 15%

Louis Roederer 2014

2014

A subtle bouquet on the nose, with a vibrant freshness. Citrus notes, lemon and almonds combine on the mid-palate. Hints of toast and brioche with great acidity shines through right through to the finish.

Louis Roederer 2014

2014

A subtle bouquet on the nose, with a vibrant freshness. Citrus notes, lemon and almonds combine on the mid-palate. Hints of toast and brioche with great acidity shines through right through to the finish.

Louis Roederer Brut Premier

NV

40% Pinot Noir
40% Chardonnay
20% Meunier

A blend of around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns. The freshness, finesse, and brightness of Brut Premier make it the perfect wine for festive occasions. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic. It has a dosage of between 10 and 11 g/L which is adapted to each vintage.