Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great Champagne in stock!

Amazing Champagne in Stock

We are very lucky to have a great customer base that seems to like Champagne as much as we do. Champagne/Sparkling Wine is our 3rd highest grossing category in the store, trailing only the much larger categories of French and California Wine. Clearly Champagne is not seen as just a celabratory drink but a fantastic wine in it's own right. We always have a geat selection of Champagne and Sparkling Wine on hand:

2004 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Brut...$141.99
Racy, silky and vibrant in the glass, the 2004 Dom Pérignon is all about energy. Here the flavors are bright and delineated throughout, with veins of acidity and minerality that give the wine its sense of drive. Mint, rosemary and yellow-fleshed fruits linger on the finish with the classic DP reductive overtones that are such a signature. Once again, the 2004 Dom Pérignon truly shines. The 2004 Dom Pérignon is a wine to treasure over the next thirty or so years
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97+/100 Vinous Media
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Francois Billecart...$189.99
A mesmerizing, thrilling Champagne, the 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart is a great example of the vintage at its best. Silky and racy on the palate, yet a bit more restrained than many wines of the year, the Nicolas François Billecart remains vivid and remarkably nuanced. Brioche. apricot jam, wild flowers and honey are some of the many notes that blossom as the Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart shows off its voluptuous personality
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media

1999 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Francois Billecart...$99.99
Very elegant, ethereal in texture and well-knit, offering flavors of poached pear, black licorice, lemon pâte de fruit, pastry and ground ginger. Shows fine balance and integration, with a fresh, lasting finish of ripe fruit and saline minerality. Drink now through 2027
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

NV Billecart Salmon Rose...$79.99
An subtle nose with plenty of fine autolysis aromas of fresh bread and sweetly fragrant yeasty notes, plus some gentle spice and chalky notes. The palate unleashes beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors, super fresh, fleshy and pure. Great balance and depth. Drink now.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling

2004 Dom Ruinart Brut Champagne...$129.99
The 2004 Dom Ruinart is just as brilliant and viscerally thrilling as it has always been. If anything, the 2004 has shut down considerably over the last six months. Tightly coiled and exceptionally beautiful, the 2004 boasts fabulous intensity, class and pedigree. The flavors are vibrant, chiseled and crystalline in their precision. Time in bottle is doing wonders for the 2004. This is a tremendous showing.
Rated 97/100 Vinous Media
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

2002 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill....
Fabulous aromas of dried apple, cream, mango and ginger follow through to a full, dense palate, but it's very, very fine. The bead is so, so fine. The texture is like silk. Truly superb quality. I love the contrast between richness and freshness. It builds slow on the palate and finishes so long and rich. This was 10 years on the lees. Mostly pinot noir. So superlative to drink. This follows 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1995.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

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