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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.eRobertparker.com or from the Wine Spectator (WS) from www.Winespectator.com or from
Antonio Galloni (AG) and taken from his web site www.vinousmedia.com
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    NON-VINTAGE
CHAMPAGNE
 
    NV = Non Vintage
    BOLLINGER
Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin. Over the years the vineyard holdings have been steadily increased with the largest expansion taking place under the stewardship of the legendary Mme Lily Bollinger. She ran the company between1941 and 1977 and today it is managed by her great-nephew, Ghislain de Montgolfier.

Bollinger produces classic, complex, Pinot-Noir dominated champagnes with considerable ageing potential.
     
18 75cl BOLLINGER PN VZ16
Brut Champagne
BOLLINGER

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
Soft, open-knit and wonderfully inviting PN VZ 16 is a worthy follow up to the sublime 2015 that launched this new Blanc de Noirs in the Bollinger range last year. Sweet red cherry, Mirabelle, spice, mint and dried flowers all grace this wonderfully translucent, expressive Blanc de Noirs. North-facing sites in Verzenay that confer tension and energy make up about half the blend, with wines from Aÿ, Bouzy and Louvois playing supporting roles. Vinification is done in equal parts steel and oak. This release is based on 2016 (50% of the blend), with reserve wines that go back to 2006, including 23% from reserve magnums. Readers who enjoy Blanc de Noirs will adore the PN VZ 16. I find the interplay of vibrancy and the creamier notes that are so typical of the house style to be incredibly appealing.
NV 66.00  



AG93
2021-33


 

12 75cl BOLLINGER PN VZ15
Brut Champagne
BOLLINGER

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
A fabulous Champagne, the NV PN VZ 15 is a new wine from Bollinger and the first addition to the range in over a decade. As the name implies, it is a 100% Pinot Noir built on a core of fruit from Verzenay and based on the 2015 vintage.

Bright and vibrant on the palate, the PN VZ15 captures all of the Pinot richness that is such a Bollinger signature but with the freshness and verve that make Pinots from Verzenay so distinctive. Rich red fruit, mint, dried flower and spice notes play off bright acids and veins of saline-drenched minerals in a display of aromas, flavours and textures that dazzle all the senses. Think of it as a baby VVF, but with the tension of Verzenay. The blend is approximately 50% Verzenay and 50% Aÿ, Bouzy and Louvois, done about half in steel and half in oak.

NV 69.00  



AG94
2020-30


 

           
           
    VINTAGE
CHAMPAGNE
 
     
    CHAMPAGNE
BARONS de ROTHSCHILD


The name Rothschild is a guaranty of excellence in more than one field, starting with that of wine.

Associated with some of the most prestigious wines in France and the world, it is a family name which refers to a tradition combining expertise and a sense of innovation.
Its representatives have close and long-standing relationships with the leading families in the Champagne region and have united once again to honour it by taking up the challenge to launch the Maison de Champagne Barons de Rothschild.

     
13 75cl BARONS de ROTHSCHILD
 MILLESIME

Blanc de Blancs

DECANTER/Jane Anson -
A real success for this inaugural vintage release of a Champagne that brings together all three branches of the Rothschild family - Mouton, and their cousins Baron Eric at Lafite and Baron Benjamin at Château Clarke. It has tightly focussed minerality, softly toasted vanilla bean (without being sweet), hints of crab apple and great persistency.
2006 £145.00  


JA94
2020-32

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    BOLLINGER
Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin. Over the years the vineyard holdings have been steadily increased with the largest expansion taking place under the stewardship of the legendary Mme Lily Bollinger. She ran the company between1941 and 1977 and today it is managed by her great-nephew, Ghislain de Montgolfier.

Bollinger produces classic, complex, Pinot-Noir dominated champagnes with considerable ageing potential.
     
1 75cl 'LA GRANDE ANNÉE'
Brut Vintage Champagne
BOLLINGER

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni:
Bollinger's 2008 Grande Année is rich, ample and full-bodied, with all of the pedigree of the vintage on display. Dried pear, dried flowers, chamomile, red plum and mint develop as the 2008 shows the breadth and creaminess that are such signatures of the Bollinger house style. A whole range of brighter, more floral and chalky notes appear later, adding translucence and energy. The 2008 is 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay taken across 18 crus, and it is the Pinot that very much informs the wine in both flavour and texture. More importantly, the 2008 is one of the best Grande Années I can remember tasting. Bollinger fans won't want to miss it. Disgorged November 2018. Dosage is 8 grams per litre.
2008 £130.00  



AG97
2020-48

BIN END Price


 

5 75cl EXTRA BRUT RD
Brut Vintage Champagne
BOLLINGER

RP/Stefan Reinhardt:
Fermented in oak barrels and aged under natural corks for almost 13 years, Bollinger's 2004 R. D. Extra Brut blends 66% Pinot Noir with 34% Chardonnay from 16 crus, 88% of which are classified as Grand Cru. The wine opens with a very clear, deep, rich and aromatic but also pure and mineral-fresh nose of crushed rocks, cherries, brioche, pain aux raisin, white nougat, chalk and ripe, yellow-fleshed fruits. Highly elegant and complex on the weightless yet persistent and salty palate, this is an intense, densely woven, firmly structured yet elegant, beautifully refined and refreshing "recent disgorgement" (February 2018) that reveals just a kiss of oxidative flavours that adds even more complexity. A great Champagne on its way to improve over many years in the bottle.
2004 £145.00  



RP/SR97
2018-34

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2 75cl EXTRA BRUT RD
Brut Vintage Champagne
BOLLINGER

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni:
The most remarkable thing about the 2002 Extra Brut R.D. is how tense and structured it is. Despite having been disgorged over two years ago, the 2002 is very much tightly wound. After several hours, the power and resonance of the vintage start to come through, along with the natural richness of Pinot from Aÿ. Whereas most 2002 Champagnes are quite ripe in profile, the 2002 R.D. has plenty of depth, but it is depth through concentration as opposed to elevated ripeness. The low dosage style further adds to that sensation. Hints of chamomile, sage, dried flower and red fruits emerge over time, but only with reluctance. I would prefer to cellar the 2002 for at least a few years. If that is not possible, readers should open the wine at least a few hours in advance. Even so, the 2002's best drinking lies somewhere in the future.
2002 £158.00  



AG95
2020-32

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    CHARLES HEIDSIECK
Charles Heidsieck is one of Champagne's historic houses founded some 150 years ago.
Top quality!
     
14 75cl Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime
CHARLES HEIDSIECK

Essi Avellan MW -
Deep golden colour. Highly creamy nose with emerging toasty opulence. Full of luscious, ripe fruit. Opens beautifully in the glass. There is impressive generosity on the mouth-filling, oily palate, boosted by concentrated, age-mellowed fruitiness. Long, almost chewy but appropriately fresh finish. Finely balanced at 10g/l dosage.
2006 £64.00  




EA96
2018-30


 

 

4 75cl 'BLANC des MILLENAIRES'
Blanc de Blanc Vintage Champagne
CHARLES HEIDSIECK

RP/William Kelley -
Disgorged in November 2017 after 13 years on the lees, the stunning 2004 Blanc des Millénaires is a worthy successor to the 1995. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of green apple, pear, brioche and fresh pastry that are framed by a lovely smoky, autolytic top note, the wine is full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with ripe acids, superb depth at the core and a textural, vinous quality while remaining very classical in profile. The finish is long and expansive. A blend of Chardonnay from Cramant, Avize, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Vertus, it saw nine grams per litre dosage. This is a terrific blanc de blancs from Charles Heidsieck that has a long and glorious future ahead of it.
2004 £110.00  




RP/WK95
2020-40

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    MOET  & CHANDON
Famous champagne house best known for its excellent DOM PERIGNON Vintage Champagne Cuvee's
     
4 75cl DOM PERIGNON
Brut Vintage Champagne
MOET & CHANDON

RP/William Kelly -
The 2010 Dom Pérignon is already expressive, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp green apple, peach, iodine, freshly baked bread, orange oil and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming, it's soft and round, with ripe acids, a moderately concentrated core of fruit and a pearly mousse, concluding with a saline finish. Open-knit and pretty, this is a giving Dom Pérignon that readers might think of as reminiscent of a less reductive version of the 2000 vintage.
2010 £118.00 RP92
2020-35

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    JOSEPH PERRIER
The vineyards of Joseph Perrier are situated in the Vallée de la Marne where it owns 21 hectares of vines, mainly planted with Pinot Noir. Twelve hectares are located in Verneuil with the remaining nine hectares divided between the villages of Cumières, Hautvillers, and Damery.
 Pinot Noir is in the ascendancy at Joseph Perrier offering a tense and lively tone to the range. The Chardonnay grapes offer a contrasting minerality and power.
     
24 75cl CUVEE JOSEPHINE
Brut Vintage Champagne
JOSEPH PERRIER

DECANTER 03.2019/Yohan Castaing -
The 2008 Cuvée Joséphine constitutes only the ninth edition of this iconic cuvée, coming after 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2004. It has a powerful aromatic intensity with white flowers, orchard fruit, mint and white pepper, while the dense, generous yet silky texture is supported by finely-judged acidity.
2008 £92.00
YC96
2021-50

 

           
    PAUL BARA
According to the expert Champagne critic Richard Juhlin: "Paul Bara is a legend.....his Champagne is of world class".
     
18 75cl 'SPECIAL CLUB'
Brut Vintage Champagne
PAUL BARA

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni: The 2012 Special Club is a stellar wine, just as it was last year. White orchard fruit, Mirabelle plum and spice accents are immediately alluring. Rich and beautifully layered, the Special Club possesses notable expansiveness. Lemon confit, marzipan and dried flowers develop later, filling out the wine's frame with notable layers of complexity. The deep, vinous style is immensely appealing, to say the least. Disgorged: November, 2019.

2012 £55.00  

AG94
2020-32

TOP Champagne Vintage
 


 

 

           
    POL ROGER
Winston Churchill loved the Champagne from PR - a great recommendation!
 
    One of the UK's favourite  Champagne Houses - highly recommended!
3 75cl POL ROGER BRUT
Blanc de Blancs Champagne
POL ROGER

RP/Stephan Reinhardt
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Great elegance and finesse already on the perfectly brilliant and aromatic nose shows Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut, displaying white and stewed apples with fine citrus flavours and discreet chalky aromas. The palate is dense and citric, as if limes and lemons are squeezed on a chalky rock. The purity, power and intensity is as remarkable, as is the finesse and persistence of the bubbles, the mousse on the palate and the long, persistent finish. Dosed with seven grams per litre, this extraordinary Blanc de Blanc Brut tastes drier than the Réserve Brut, but reveals a perfect ripeness of yellow fruits. The finish is lovely aromatic and intense, but also clear, fresh, firm and absolutely stimulating. This is a great Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru villages of Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger.
2012 £67.00  


RP95
2016-27

BIN END Price

 

 

           
    TAITTINGER
The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne white is always a Blanc de Blancs (100% chardonnay), and only produced in the best vintages; recent top vintages are 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
    Antonio Galloni - "Comtes de Champagne remains the best value in grand marque Tête de Cuvée Champagne".
4 75cl COMTES de CHAMPAGNE
Blanc de Blanc Vintage Champagne
TAITTINGER

Antonio Galloni - The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.
2006 £100.00

AG97+
2016-46

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