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- Paul Dethune Brut Grand Cru NV$42.98Availability:In StockWe said we were done buying Champagne back in early November for the season. But when we had a chance to retaste the Paul Dethune Grand Cru Brut, a favorite from years past, we had to squeeze in one more. Just...too...good. Featuring 70% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay (Pinot Noir country), and 30% Chardonnay, it has the broad, mouthfilling, authoritative palate that reminds us of another favorite, Billiot, but with a bit finer, yeastier impression on the edges. Exciting, engaging bubbles as always.Learn More
- Egly Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru NVWA93VM93$72.98Availability:In Stock
The NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition is bright, powerful and focused. Beams of acidity and mineral push the flavors forward and give the wine much of its pulsating energy. Candied lemon, smoke, crushed rocks, mint and dried pear are some of the notes that meld into the sculpted finish. Given the wine's tension and punch, I might cellar the Brut Tradition for another 6-12 months. This is a terrific showing. In this release, the blend is 50% 2009, 30% 2008 and 20% 2007. Dosage is 4 grams/liter. Disgorged: November 2014.
- Labruyere Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé Anthologie (2013)JS92$54.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! Some quite chalky, stony aromas framed in bright red berries, this has impressive, fragrant appeal. The texture is super smooth, supple and even. Bright, strawberry and mineral finish. Drink now. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.comLearn More
- Michel Gonet Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru$49.98Availability:In StockThis is something of a throwback in today’s world of ‘low’ and ‘no’ dosage, single vineyard, sometimes painful Champagnes. This is a beautifully put together expression of Chardonnay from the finest terroirs in Champagne such as of Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger. Classic toasted brioche and citrus in the nose, the same through the palate with the addition of a little apple and pear and the expected subtle but insistent minerality. Perhaps most important, there’s a nice lift to the finish which is definitely a plus as toasty styles don’t always end cleanly. Simply put, even with our hard and fast rules, this one was too good to leave out.Champagne Gonet was founded in 1802 and since then, six generations of family members have kept the project on an upward path. In 1973, Michel Gonet, whose Champagnes bear his name today, modernized and enlarged the cellars with the goal of further improving the quality of the wine making. Today, the estate covers 40 hectares of the best champagne soil stretching from South of Epernay Grand Cru villages to the hillsides of Sezannes to Vindey. Because the fruit is all from Grand Cru sites, this non-vintage Brut can carry the title Grand Cru and the Champagnes demeanor clearly demonstrates the pedigree of the fruit.Even with the centuries of history, the family seems to be doing what it takes to get better and better. Daughter Sophie is now at the helm and they have brought in Marco Pelletier, sommelier extraordinaire, Paris restaurateur, and a partner in the avant guard Bordeaux project Le Jardin de Galouchey (we did an offer on it some mot=nths back) to be involved in the assemblage. A precise, racy, fresh, and very classy Champagne with a very low 3g/l dosage, this can play alone or with lighter dishes. Given the pedigree, the price is another plus.
- Gosset Grand Rosé Brut NVWA93$59.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Dressed in a unique color that I would describe as a salmon pink with orange (or onion) reflections, Gosset's NV Grand Rosé Brut – a blend of 58% Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir, 8% red wine inclusive) – opens with a highly delicate and matured, vinous bouquet of red fruits. Pure, light, highly elegant, round and intense on the fruity-mineral palate, this is a picture-book Champagne of great finesse and delicacy. The persistent finish is lovely, pure and extremely stimulating in its salty/mineral freshness; whereas the fruit is articulated in an aristocratic reticence and perfectly integrated into the noble, overall expression. No malolactic fermentation. This is the kind of sample that I don't want to give away, but drink for myself. Gorgeous! - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine AdvocateLearn More
- Sanger Brut Grand Cru NV Blanc de Blancs Terroir Natal$44.98Availability:In StockIt’s not often you get to tell a story like this one and it’s also important to understand that this probably couldn’t happen here. True we don’t have Champagne vineyards close by like the high school that is the center of this story does. But, honestly, high school students being allowed to get involved with the production of alcoholic beverages simply wouldn’t play in America, period. This unique co-operative source all came about by a series of events.In 1919, the war and phylloxera had pretty much trashed many wine producing areas in France. The Puisards, a successful merchant couple with no heirs, decided to donate their lands to the government on the condition that there would be a winemaking school created in Avize. That school, Avize Viti Campus, was officially founded in 1927 and, in 1952, the students and teachers along with local cellarmasters and winemakers, collaborated to produce a Champagne at the school.Champagne Sanger is that Champagne, and it is a nod to the success of the school and the collaborative process, as well as the passing of practical knowledge from one class to another. Sanger is 100% Chardonnay, coming exclusively from the Grand Cru vineyards belonging to the school, from areas of Cramant, Oger and Avize, some owned by the school and some from local growers who are alumni. It sees 60 months en tirage (the minimum is only 15 months for the appellation) and is finished to a dosage of 6g/l.It is extra brut without being overly aggressive, comes off as bone dry yet shows plenty of fruit (so many low dosage efforts are painfully dry) and plays sensationally with both food and by itself. This is truly Champagne made by Champenois and we recommend it highly for its price performance (all Grand Cru fruit for under $45!) and distinctive styling. It also has some unique character points as, along with the typical brioche, citrus and apple elements one typically finds from the area, there is also and engaging spice nuance and notes that remind one of red berries. Very cool bubbles from a very unique source, and very little of it crosses the 'Pond'.
- Agrapart & Fils Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru L'Avizoise 2012VM96$139.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! The 2012 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru L’Avizoise is another riveting wine from Pascal Agrapart. Here, too, the interplay of textural richness and finesse is utterly captivating. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and orchard fruit all develop, but it is the wine's feel and stunning balance that make it impossible to resist a second taste, and then a third. L'Avizoise emerges from old vine parcels in the Robards and Voie d'Epernay lieux-dits. In a word: exceptional! Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged: July 2018. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Learn More
- Doyard Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2009WA96$89.98Availability:In Stock96 Points! The intensely citrus colored 2009 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut offers a deep, ripe, fresh, precise and concentrated bouquet with citrus fruit aromas intermixed with chalky-mineral notes. Pure, crisp and racy yet very elegant on the palate, this is an exciting cuvée from four different terroirs. It is very pristine and tensioned, very salty and pure, with pineapple flavors and a lot of vitality and freshness. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine AdvocateLearn More
- Lancelot-Royer Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2008Special Price $59.98 Regular Price $90.00Availability:In StockLancelot-Royer Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2008Learn More
- Egly Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru Vieillissement ProlongeWA94$89.98Availability:In StockEgly Ouriet Extra Brut Grand Cru Vieillissement ProlongeLearn More
- Agrapart & Fils Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru TerroirsWA93VM94$54.98Availability:In Stock
94 Points! Agrapart's NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Terroirs Grand Cru is deep, rich and vinous. The interplay of citrus-driven intensity and textural breadth is a marvel to watch. Scents of lemon confit, white flowers and mint build into the precise, exceptionally vibrant finish. The Terroirs is another absolutely compelling Champagne from Agrapart. Don't miss it. The current release is a blend of equal parts 2013 and 2012 done partly in cask and partly in steel. The low dosage of 5 grams per liter is well judged. Disgorged: March 2016.
- Henri Billiot Brut Reserve Grand CruVM90$44.98Availability:In Stock90 Points! (75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay; 11 g/l dosage; disgorged in June, 2014): Pale onion skin color. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, cherry pit and succulent herbs, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. Smoky and broad in the mouth, offering bitter pear skin and quinine flavors and a hint of earthy rhubarb. Shows more sweetness on the clinging, toasty finish, which features notes of tangerine and candied rose. Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, January 2015Note: This review features the disgorgement date of June 2014 strictly for reference. We have the disgorgement date of December 2, 2015 in stock ~ WINEXLearn More
- Agrapart & Fils Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Les 7 CrusWA91VM92$44.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! The NV Brut 7 Crus 1er Cru is a powerful, intense wine. This is an especially vinous style for Agrapart, but it all works nicely. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 7 Crus its decidedly pointed, vibrant personality, while a dollop of Pinot Noir (10%) adds weight through the mid-palate and into the finish. The 7 Crus is a terrific introduction to the Agrapart house style. Did I mention it is also absolutely delicious? The current release is a blend of equal parts 2014 and 2013, done partly in oak and partly in tank. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Disgorged: March 2016.
- Pierre Peters Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Les Chetillons Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger 2012 1.5L MagnumWA95+$269.98Availability:In Stock95+ Points! Wafting from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, confit citrus, pastry cream and warm bread, the 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Spéciale Les Chétillons is full-bodied, muscular and concentrated, with a tight-knit core, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. The wine's depth and structure are typical of the vintage and make for a very serious Les Chétillons that will reward extended bottle age. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More