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ARGYLE 11 BT
ARGYLE 11 BRUT
Item: #276095
Bottle Size:750ML WS:90
WA:90
$19.99
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WINERY NOTES - "The balance and integrity of the 2010 growing season is striking, especially when viewed through the prism of our 2010 Vintage Brut. Read More...
Lemon peel, strawberry pith, fresh ciabatta dough. The center is downreaching and creamy. In the background, a faint, brine accent persists, remnant of freshly shucked Kumumoto oysters. Energetic acidity and length, there is a satisfying resolution about this cuvée, inspiring one to reach for another glass of the fizz!
ARTEIS & CO 02 BT
CHAMPAGNE ARTES & CO 2002 BRUT
Item: #376140
Bottle Size:750ml
$59.95
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Conceived by Champagne authority Fabien Gay, the Artéis & Co project, is a culmination of his years of experience working with prestigious brands such as Pommery, G.H. Mumm, and Perrier-Jouët. Read More...
His 2002 Brut is a masterful assemblage of fruit drawn from a corps of hand-picked growers: 50 % Chardonnay - 50 % Grands Crus (Bouzy, Ambonnay) and 50 % Premiers Crus (Vertus, Bisseuil) along with 50 % Pinot Noir - 80 % Grands Crus (Bouzy, Ambonnay) and 20 % Premiers Crus (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Vertus). This 2002 was disgorged in April 2014 after 11 years aging on the yeast. The result of all this care, attention, and patience is a rich, toasty, fully evolved Champagne that offers the depth, grace, and fabulous flavor nuances that one expects to encounter in tete de cuvees selling for twice its moderate tariff.
AUBERT ET FILS BT
AUBERT ET FILS BRUT
Item: #377461
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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Headquartered in Epernay, Aubert Et Fils Brut is a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier that represent one of the best buys we have encountered from Champagne Read More...
in a very long time. Pleasantly crisp with fragrant notes fruit and toasty aromas backed with hints of chalk dust and truffles. The generous palate proffers tangy orchard and citrus fruits that reveal a subtle minerality in the long-play finish. Balanced to work with or without food, this is simply a wonderfully crafted Champagne a fabulous price.
AUBRY 09 NOMBRE D'OR CAMP
AUBRY 09 BT LA NOMBRE D'OR CAMPANAE VETERES VITES
Item: #377884
Bottle Size:750ml
$54.95
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We have all been taught that French Champagne is produced from any combination of three grapes, namely Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. For the vast majority of Champagne Read More...
this is indeed the case. It rarely mentioned, however, that the AOC regulations allow exceptions to this tripartite formula, and permit the use of four additional “historic” varietals; Arbanne, Petit Meslier, Fromemteau (a.k.a. Pinot Gris) and Pinot Blanc. They say, variety is the spice of life and over the years we have had some intriguing heirloom grape Champagnes from Moutard, Laherte and Pierre Gerbais, but it is the Aubry twins, Pierre and Philippe, that have done the most with these arcane grapes. “If the varieties were planted in the first place our forebears must have had a reason!” they say. The distinctive and alluring flavors of their “Campanae Veteres Vites” (i.e. “the old vines of the countyside”) cuvee have been turning heads now for more than a decade. 2009 was a very warm vintage in Champagne and these conditions enabled the brothers to create their showiest and probably their best ever edition of “Campaneae Veteres Vites”. If you are curious to experience the exotic flavor spectrum of pre-phylloxera Champagne, this Aubry makes a scintillating time machine. The notes below are those of respected Champagne authority Peter Leim who gave it his highest (3 Star) rating.

3 STARS PETER LEIM CHAMGAGNEGUIDE.NET - "This is a blend of 25 percent Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris (co-planted and fermented together), 20 percent Petit Meslier, 20 percent Pinot Noir, 15 percent Arbanne, 15 percent Chardonnay and five percent Meunier. Its glossy flavors of passion fruit, mango, guava and cassis are forward and voluptuous, although while this is luscious in feel, it's neither heavy nor overly sweet (especially not at 3 g/l of dosage). It's unusually multi-faceted, blending its fruit flavors with a complex herbalness and a detailed minerality-there's the sense that an immense array of components are coming together in perfect harmony, building towards a long and vibrant finish. As usual with this cuvée, the arcane varieties lend an element of originality and surprise, and it gives the impression that there's a lot more waiting to be discovered here in future tastings. Last tasted: 3/14."

ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "The 2009 Brut Le Nombre d’Or Campanae Veteres Vites is another striking wine from Aubry. Lemon peel, almonds, white flowers and spices are laced together in a Champagne endowed with a real sense of phenolic weight and verticality. Many of the current releases from Aubry are finely cut this year, but the Le Nombre d’Or Campanae Veteres Vites is a wine that is very much tied to the ground. The 2009 is 25% Pinot Blanc/Fromenteau, 20% Petit Meslier, 15% Arbanne, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir. Bottled February 2014. Dosage is 3 grams per liter."
BARA,P 04 BT COMTESSE M
BARA,P 2004 BRUT COMTESSE MARIE DE FRANCE
Item: #377891
Bottle Size:750ML
$92.98
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ANTONIO GALLONI - "The 2004 Brut Grand Cru Comtesse Marie de France is beautifully focused in the glass, with much of the pure energy and verve Read More...
that is missing in the Special Club. The interplay of freshness from the year allied to the inherent vinous richness of Bouzy Pinot Noir yields a striking Champagne that truly dazzles. This is a knock-out from Paul Bara. The Comtesse Marie de France is 100% Pinot Noir from the estate's oldest vines. Disgorged: January 2015."
BARA,P 04 BT S CLUB
PAUL BARA 2004 BRUT SPECIAL CLUB
Item: #378987
Bottle Size:750ML
$74.98
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JOSH RAYNOLDS 93 POINTS-"(70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay; 8 g/l dosage): Light gold. Assertive tangerine, quince paste, ginger and potpourri scents Read More...
are complemented by smoky mineral and leesy nuances. Juicy, focused and concentrated, showing very good lift and thrust to its sappy citrus fruit and buttered toast flavors. Spreads out impressively with air and lingers with strong spicy persistence. I really like the blend of richness and vivacity here."
BARTHELEMY,L BT ZERO TOPAZ
LOUIS BARTHELEMY BRUT ZERO TOPAZ
Item: #378462
Bottle Size:750ml WS:95
$41.98
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BELLAVISTA 07 BT G CUVEE
BELLAVISTA 2007 GRAN BRUT CUVEE
Item: #377454
Bottle Size:750ml
$39.98
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Deep straw yellow in colour, a fine mousse and rich texture. Complex aromas of hawthorn, wormwood and bay leaves, this wine is fresh and bone dry on the palate. Distinguished notes Read More...
of fruit and incense, this wine is smooth and refined, with a long, persistent finish.
BERECHE 07 XBT LA CRAN
BERECHE 07 EXTRA BRUT RESERVE LA CRAN
Item: #377528
Bottle Size:750ml
$89.95
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PETER LEIM 2+ STARS-"First made in the 2004 vintage, Bérêche’s vintage cuvée is essentially equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, grown entirely in Read More...
the village of Ludes. The 2007 is the finest edition yet, feeling densely fragrant and rich in body without being weighty, and carrying itself with an effortless grace and poise. It finishes with long, resonant aromas, demonstrating a subtle complexity and an intense soil signature, and while it’s obviously still a youthful wine, it’s already so expressive and compelling. Last tasted: 9/14."
BERECHE BRUT RESERVE
BERECHE BRUT RESERVE
Lot 2012
Item: #325548
Bottle Size:750ML WS:92
$45.95
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ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS-"The NV Brut Réserve is fabulous. Rich, open and expressive, the Réserve graces the palate with lovely depth and resonance. Read More...
Dried pear, spice, smoke, anise and brioche open up gradually in the glass, but it is really the radiance of the 2012 base vintage that comes through loud and clear. Today, the Brut Réserve is flat out delicious. Disgorged October 2014. Dosage is 7 grams/liter. (07/15)"
BERECHE BT D'ANTAN
BERECHE BRUT REFLECT D'ANTAN
Item: #377241
Bottle Size:750ML WS:92
$114.95
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2 1/2 STARS PETER LEIM CHAMPAGNEGUIDE.NET-'In recent years, Bérêche has sought to make the Reflet d’Antan feel fresher and less oxidative, and this has Read More...
been to the wine’s benefit: oftentimes when older wines are stored in a perpetual cuvée, particularly in wood, they can rapidly become heavily burnished and patinated. By slightly increasing the emphasis on the younger wine, Bérêche has succeeded in expressing the complexity and character of the older wines while imparting more freshness and energy to the overall blend. This release, based on 2009 and containing wines dating back to 1985, is the finest version I’ve tasted yet, deftly navigating a balance between a broad, expansive richness and a lively, elegant structure. It’s noticeably finer in texture and tone than previous releases of this cuvée have been, retaining a savory, mature complexity yet feeling refined and cleanly precise. Last tasted: 9/14."
BERECHE BT D'ANTAN 1.5
BERECHE BRUT REFLECT D'ANTAN
Item: #377992
Bottle Size:1.5L WS:92
$259.98
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BERECHE XBT ROSE REMENSIS
BERECHE (2010) EXTRA BRUT ROSE CAMPANIA REMENSIS
Item: #325574
Bottle Size:750ML
$79.98
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PETER LEIM 3 STARS -"This is a blend of 70 percent pinot noir and 30 percent chardonnay, with five percent red wine from the village of Ormes. It’s the Read More...
second release of Campania Remensis, after the 2009, but it really has its origins in the Instant Rosé No. 1, which was a one-off cuvée that Bérêche made in 2006. The 2010 is a fine successor to these, and in fact, it ultimately surpasses both of them: it’s unbelievably elegant and lithe, complementing its subtly fragrant fruit with a silky, sophisticated texture, and its delicate flavors unfold on the palate with precision and grace. For all its charms, it’s an exceptionally discreet champagne, and one that’s easily overlooked—spend some time with it, though, and you’ll find a wine of unusual finesse, harmony and expression of place. Last tasted: 9/14."
BOLLINGER 02 XBT R.D.
BOLLINGER 2002 EXTRA BRUT R.D.
Item: #352681
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:94
$314.98
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JAMES SUCKLING 99 POINTS - "Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose – plenty of lemon, grapefruit, Read More...
yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there’s a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne. Disgorged 22nd October, 2013. Drink from 2016."

JOHN GILMAN-VIEW FROM THE CELLAR 95 POINTS - "The 2002 Bollinger R.D. is the finest young vintage of this bottling that I have ever had the pleasure to taste. The nose is still fairly tight and youthful, but also deep and pure, wafting from the glass in a mélange of tart orange, apple, stony minerality, sourdough bread, caraway seed, smokiness and a nice topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and nascently complex, with a rock solid core, utterly refined mousse, crisp acids and stellar length and grip on the perfectly balanced and very refined finish. I love the synthesis here of the depth and ripe purity of the 2002 vintage and the very tightly-knit and precise structural chassis of the wine. A beautiful wine in the making, the 2002 Bollinger R.D. is certainly drinkable today, but it will really blossom with three or four more years of bottle age."

WINERY NOTES -The launch of the 2002 vintage marks 50 years of Bollinger R.D., Madame Bollinger’s great idea which she turned into reality with the 1952 vintage.

60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay drawn from 23 crus: 71% Grands Crus and 29% Premier Crus. More than a decade of cellar maturation on the yeast.

JANCIS ROBINSON - 19 POINTS (19 out of 20)
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. 23 crus of which 71% are Grands Crus and the rest Premiers Crus. Dosage under 4 g/l. Very firm, savoury nose with Bollinger's trademark fungi. Very powerfully so but with excellent acidity and lift on the palate. This is touted as a 50th anniversary offering because the first RD (Recently Disgorged) vintage released on the UK market was the 1952, in 1967 (so it was three years older than this 2002). It was launched at the same time as the 1953 on the French and Swiss markets and the 1955 on the American and Italian markets. A nod to British taste for seriously mature champagne? This wine should not be served too cool. It has real weight - though does not taste heavy. I loved it on first release as Grande Annee and it is less austere now. A bit mellower and more open though still with the deep throat salve sensation on the finish.
BOLLINGER 09 BT 007
BOLLINGER 2009 BRUT 007 JAMES BOND SPECTRE
LIMITED EDITION
Item: #377007
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:94
$199.98
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CELLAR MASTER NOTES:-"White flowers, citrus fruit, delicately stewed pear with hints of vanilla, toasted aromas, hazelnut and breadcrumbs. The wine shows Read More...
a good maturity yet remains quite brisk and lively. We move through candied fruit, mirabelle plum, quince paste and honey with a finish that reminds us of bitter orange."
BOLLINGER BT SPECIAL
BOLLINGER BRUT SPECIAL CUVEE
Item: #305850
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93
$54.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS - "Very elegant and refined in texture, with fresh, focused acidity finding fine integration with the layered notes of patisserie apple, Read More...
black currant, smoky mineral and biscuit, complimented by hints of lemon zest and honey. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,000 cases imported.”

We are excited about this offering because we love nothing more than offering killer deals on great wines. While not as flashy or fashionable as some of its Grandes Marques brethren, Bollinger nevertheless possesses a legion of savvy devotees that is surpassed only by that of Krug’s. As with Krug’s Grand Cuvee, Bollinger’s reputation is anchored by their consistently splendid multi-vintage Brut Special. This is a particularly nice rendition and it is further notable because it is the first release of Special Cuvee packaged in a swanky new bottle patterned after one the company used in the 1840s. Disgorged this past summer, 45% of the blend is from 2008, while 50% is from 2007, with the rest being composed of older vintages aged in magnum.

Jacques Bollinger and Paul-Joseph Renaudin founded Bollinger in 1829. However, it was really the widow (yes, another dynamic Champagne widow) Lilly Bollinger, who guided the firm from 1941 to 1971, that is most responsible for the lofty reputation that the firm enjoys today. By all accounts this grande dame was an indefatigable and astute leader that left no stone unturned in the pursuit of bolstering the excellence of her Champagnes. Ghislain de Montgolfier, a great great grandson of Jacques Bollinger, took charge of the house from 1994 to 2008. Today, Jérôme Philipon is managing director, while Mathieu Kauffmann , who has been with the house since 2001, is Bollinger’s brilliant chef de cave. Bollinger’s 395 acres of vines provide for roughly two-thirds of the house’s needs, which permits greater control over style and quality.
BOLLINGER BT SPECIAL 1.5L
BOLLINGER BT SPECIAL 1.5
Item: #305860
Bottle Size:1.5L
$149.98
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CANARD DUCHENE BT ROSE
CANARD DUCHENE BRUT ROSE
Item: #377206
Bottle Size:750ml
$37.98
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Fashioned from 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier, this Brut Rose charms with an enticing nose of red currants, strawberries and lemon curd. The fresh red fruits Read More...
spill over to the dry yet creammy palate. Here then is a well intergrated and balanced Rose that is a real pleasure to drink and a real bargain to boot.
CHANDON 187 BDN NAUTICAL
CHANDON BLANC DE NOIRS NAUTICAL LABEL 187ML
Item: #277634
Bottle Size:187ML
$3.99
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CHANDON BT CLASSIC
CHANDON BRUT CLASSIC
Item: #210320
Bottle Size:750ML
$17.98
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WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS - "A nice, everyday bubbly that offers elegance at an affordable price. Chardonnay contributes crisp flavors of limes, while Read More...
Pinot Noir brings deeper flavors of cherries. A lovely wine that grows in the glass."

Classic balance typifies this refreshingly soft, yet dry wine. The wine delivers complex apple and pear characteristics accented by citrus spice over notes of almond and caramel in the bouquet. Look for nutty flavors with hints of brioche that build to a refreshingly dry finish.

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