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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
    WARIS & Filles
A lesser-known champagne house, making good value (as you do not pay for the name), easy-drinking champagnes.
     
27 75cl VILLE de la REINE
Grand Cru - Blanc de Blanc

WARIS & Filles

RUDY- A great Reception/Party champagne, that will not break the bank.
Please try a bottle!
NV £24.00  


2021-31

A great Buy!
As Grand Cru 'Blanc de Blanc' usually costs a lot more that straight Brut Champagne.



 

           
    CHARLES HEIDSIECK
An excellent champagne house that uses
important volumes of old reserve wines and long aging sur lattes, the house style is complex, concentrated and immensely appealing.
     
30 75cl BRUT RESERVE
Brut Champagne
CHARLES HEIDSIECK

RP/William Kelley-
On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack and a racier, tighter-knit core than either the 2012- or 2010-base renditions, displaying good concentration and underlying richness. This is a bottling that continues to punch above its weight and which both merits and rewards a few years in the cellar before opening.
NV £38.00  


RP/WK92+
2020-35


 

42 75cl BLANC DE BLANCS
CHARLES HEIDSIECK

RP/Yohan Castaing -
Disgorged in 2022, the latest release of the Charles Heidsieck NV Blanc de Blancs is elaborated with 30% of reserve wines, of which 10% to 12% are aged in old barrels.
It has a captivating bouquet with aromas of honeysuckle, lemon oil, citrus, peach, tangerine and delicate hints of pastry, followed by a medium to full-bodied, round and creamy, layered and elegant palate that finishes with chalky and brioche notes. A little time in the cellar will be more than profitable.
NV £45.00  


RP/YK91
2023-35


 

           
    VINTAGE
CHAMPAGNE
 
     
    BOLLINGER
An excellent champagne house. The 'La Grande Annee' represent great value for money for top vintage champagnes.
 
     
12 75cl 'LA GRANDE ANNEE'
Brut

BOLLINGER

RP/William Kelley -
The 2015 Brut La Grande Année was disgorged last year with eight grams per litre dosage. The wine has turned out beautifully, exhibiting a more muscular, old-school Bollinger profile in contrast to the unusually racy, fine-boned 2014 that preceded it. Wafting from the glass with notes of pear, orange oil and white flowers mingled with notions of mocha, toasted hazelnuts and fino sherry, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, with a dense core of fruit framed by chalky structuring extract, concluding with a long, sapid finish.
2015 £112.00 RP/WK95
2024-45
1 75cl 'LA GRANDE ANNEE'
Brut

BOLLINGER

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2014 La Grande Année is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting. What comes through most is the wine’s sizzling energy and tension, qualities that aren’t often associated with Bollinger, where the Champagnes tend to show more breadth and volume. In 2014, readers will find a Grande Année built on linear intensity and drive.
2014 £95.00 AG98
2023-45

BIN END PRICE

2 75cl 'LA GRANDE ANNEE'
Brut

BOLLINGER

RP/William Kelley -
Disgorged in July 2019, Bollinger's 2012 Brut La Grande Année is showing well, offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh peach, orange oil, toasted walnuts and dried apricot that's still quite reserved with less than a year on cork. Full-bodied, deep and muscular, the 2012 is blockier and broader-shouldered than its 2008 predecessor, with a weightier and even more concentrated palate built around a bright spine of acidity, concluding with a chalky finish that carries appreciably dry extract. This isn't quite as elegant as the exquisite 2008, but it is a superb effort and obviously built to age.
2012 £98.00 RP/WK95
2024-50

BIN END PRICE

 

           
    PIERRE GIMONNET
An excellent grower champagne house. These champagnes show beautiful focus and minerality.
We are particularly fond of his Special Club Cuvees, and can strongly recommend them.
     
2 75cl 'SPECIAL CLUB CHOUILLY'
Extra-Brut Grand Cru
PIERRE GIMONNET

RP/William Kelley -
Disgorged in October 2019 with four grams per litre dosage, Gimonnet's 2014 Extra-Brut Special Club Chouilly Grand Cru is showing superbly, offering up aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, nougat, apple blossom and white peach. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a pillowy core of crisp, vibrant fruit that's complemented by a pinpoint mousse, this is elegant and concentrated, with a long, beautifully defined finish.
2014 £50.00 RP/WK94
2021-45

BIN END PRICE

 

           
    PIERRE MONCUIT
The Moncuit Family make really excellent champagne with lots of energy and personality. Their main vineyard holdings are in Mesnil - I can highly recommend these champagnes.
     
13 75cl 'CRU MILLÉSIME'
Extra-Brut Mesnil,
Blanc de Blancs,
Grand Cru
PIERRE MONCUIT

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
Moncuit's Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Millesimé shows a different facet of its personality in this version, with lower dosage vis-à-vis the Brut version. Here the flavours are more sculpted throughout. Hints of toastiness, almond and tangerine oil add an exotic flair that makes the Extra Brut absolutely beguiling.
2008 £45.00 AG94
2021-32
           
    DEUTZ
A solid Champagne house, making quality champagnes representing representing excellent drinking value.
     
6 75cl 'AMOUR de DEUTZ'
Blanc de Blancs
 Brut Millesime
DEUTZ

RP/William Kelley -
Deutz's newly released 2010 Brut Millésimé Amour de Deutz is very pretty, wafting from the glass with scents of citrus zest, white flowers, brioche and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, pillowy and incisive, with a chiselled core of fruit, racy acids and a pinpoint mousse, it's a bright, fine-boned wine that represents a fine success in a rather challenging vintage.
2010 £95.00  




 

RP/WK93
2020-33

BIN END PRICE

 

 

 


 

 

           
    CHARLES HEIDSIECK
Charles Heidsieck is one of Champagne's historic houses founded some 150 years ago.
Top quality!
     
8 75cl 'CHARLES HEIDSIECK BRUT MILLESIME'
CHARLES HEIDSIECK

RP/William Kelley -
 The 2012 Brut Millésimé continues to show well, delivering aromas of citrus zest, crisp orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, buttery pastry and beeswax and framed by a deft touch of smoky reduction. Medium to full-bodied, racy and chiselled, with fine depth at the core and a long, penetrating finish.
2012 £70.00  




 

 

RP/WK94
2022-40

BIN END PRICE

 

 


 

 

           
           

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