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  1. ARMAND DE BRIGNAC BRUT ACE OF SPADES

    Item #: i_325288
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This is the hip ultra-luxury cuvee made by Cattier. It is packaged in a gold bottle with a pewter card-spade with an A on it instead of a label, giving rise to the nick-name ace of spades. It is a favorite of many musicians and has been popping up in celebrity circles and music videos. It is made exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru-rated villages in three different terroirs: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs. The blend is 40% Chardonnay, 40%, Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier.The original de Brignac name was registered by the Cattier family in the late 1940s or early 50s, according to Jean-Jacques Cattier. It was chosen at that time by his mother, who had been reading a novel featuring a character named de Brignac. In naming the new Champagne itself, Cattier states those involved came up with Armand, it sounded kind of noble.
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    $274.99
  2. BOLLINGER BT SPECIAL 1.5

    Item #: i_305860
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    was $174.95 Special Price $159.98
  3. CHARLES HEIDSIECK BRUT RESERVE 1.5 LITER

    Item #: i_376004
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Wine Spectator: 93
    JOSH RAYNOLDS 91 POINTS-"(one-third each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier; 11 g/l dosage;...: Light, bright orange. Intensely perfumed scents of raspberry, orange zest, white flowers and chalky minerals. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering vibrant red berry and blood orange flavors and a complicating hint of brioche. The floral quality comes back strong on the very long, incisive finish, which features a subtle anise quality and smoky minerality. About 20% of the Pinot Noir here was in the form of still red wine."
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    $114.95
  4. FLEUR DE MIRAVAL BRUT EXCLUSIVEMENT ROSE 1

    Item #: i_321839
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS-"The NV Fleur de Miraval Exclusivement Rosé 1 is the first release from a new Champagne house formed as a partnership between Rodolphe Péters, Marc Perrin and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that focuses just on Rosé Champagne. In developing Fleur de Miraval, Péters and Perrin observed that they were generally not happy with the way most Rosé Champagnes age, especially the Pinot components, so they set out to create a Champagne that essentially blends young Pinot with Chardonnay from both the base vintage and older vintages. The debut release of Fleur de Miraval is 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir. Chardonnay components are equal parts base vintage 2016, a perpetual reserve that goes back to 2007 and bottled 2008 and 2009 Champagne purchased sur-lattes (already in bottle, but not disgorged). The Pinot Noir is from Vertus, just south of the Côte des Blancs, vinified as a saignée, and then added to a base of white wine.

    In tasting, Fleur di Miraval is bright, taut and focused. The cranberry, orange zest, chalk and floral notes sizzle with energy. Not surprisingly, one of the inspirations for Fleur de Miraval is Krug Rosé, and that influence is evident in its style, weight and flavor profile. Because of its recent disgorgement, Fleur di Miraval is extremely tight, but it opens nicely over several hours. This is an impressive debut. It will be interesting to see what future releases bring. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter.
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    $350.00
  5. GASTON CHIQUET BRUT TRADITION 1ER CRU 1.5 LITER

    Item #: i_379336
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Wine Advocate: 90
    Wine Spectator: 92
    WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS - " "Lacy in texture, this leesy version offers notes of pastry cream, bread dough, oyster shell and poached apricot, layered with sleek acidity and a chalky underpinning. A rich but balanced style. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2022."
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    was $124.95 Special Price $115.98
  6. HENRI BILLIOT BRUT CUVEE LAETITA

    Item #: i_375617
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    BURGHOUND 93 POINTS - "(disgorged in February, 2008; this contains 20 some-odd vintages from 1983 forward and the predominant variety is chardonnay). This is remarkably fresh for it to have such a large proportion of aged stock in it and while the nose is mature, there are absolutely no oxidative elements in it. In fact, I deliberately revisited this 24 hours after first opening it to see how the nose had evolved and I can report that there was very little discernable evolution. As I say, while fully mature, the mildly yeasty nose displays notes of baked apple, roasted nut and a dried rose petal nuance that also characterizes the rich, full and utterly delicious flavors that are also fresh and vibrant with plenty of energy and finishing punch. Often Champagnes with high percentages of reserves in them lack the same effervescence but that is certainly not the case here. This is a lovely effort that could be drunk now with pleasure or held for years to come. 93/now+."
    ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS
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    was $119.95 Special Price $109.98
  7. LANSON BLACK BRUT 6 LITER

    Item #: i_321892
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Firm and smoky, offering flavors of candied cherry, bread dough, lemon zest and toasted raisin bread, with a lively bead. Moderate finish." INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR 90 POINTS - " "Light yellow-gold. Meyer lemon and pear skin aromas are complemented by notes of chalky minerals, quinine and brioche. Chewy and dry on entry, then fleshier and smoother in the mid-palate, offering densely packed orchard fruit flavors and a hint of bitter citrus pith. Closes with firm grip and very good, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a toasty, smoky note behind. Here's an NV bottling that deserves cellaring." Lanson Black Label Brut NV
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    $600.00
  8. LARMANDIER-BRENIER EXTRA BRUT LONGITUDE 1.5 LITER

    Item #: i_377240
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Vinous Media: 94
    ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS - "Almond, dried flower, lemon confit, chamomile and mint are all laced together in a super-expressive, resonant Champagne that is firing on all cylinders today. Ample and enveloping, the Longitude is a wine of pure and total class. Longitude is 1005 Chardonnay taken from chalk and limestone-rich sites in Vertus, Cramant and Oger that sit at the same longitude. Of these, only Vertus is a 1er Cru village, as Cramant and Oger are both Grand Crus."
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    was $129.95 Special Price $124.95
  9. LARMANDIER-BRENIER EXTRA BRUT ROSE DE SAIGNEE 1.5

    Item #: i_378942
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    was $199.95 Special Price $189.95
  10. LAURENT-PERRIER BRUT ROSE 1.5L

    Item #: i_374820
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    was $174.95 Special Price $159.98
  11. RH COUTIER BRUT TRADITION 3LITER

    Item #: i_374114
    Bottle Size: 3 Liter
    Wine Spectator: 90
    $289.98
  12. VEUVE CLICQUOT BT YELLOW 3LT

    Item #: i_317730
    Bottle Size: 3L
    $419.95

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