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  1. LASSAIGNE 2007 BRUT NATURE

    Item #: i_378681
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    PETER LEIM 2 1/2 STARS-"Lassaigne blends his vintage cuvée from the vineyards of Le Cotet, Les Paluets and La Grande Côte, all from parcels that were planted in the 1950s and 1960s. The 2007 shows a lovely balance between ripe fruit and tense acidity, feeling rich in texture yet racy in structure. The flavors of mango, peach and exotic citrus are vibrant and complex, persisting on the finish with fragrant length and vivid detail. The best versions of this cuvée are those that are relatively plush, and this one strikes a fine harmony. Last tasted: 9/16."
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    was $94.95 Special Price $85.95
  2. SALON 2007 BRUT CUVEE 'S' BLANC DE BLANC LE MESNIL

    Item #: i_375863
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94+
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS-"There are pure chalk and lemon juice notes intertwined with perfectly ripe, sunny white and yellow-fleshed fruit expressions (even hints of pineapples) on the bright, fresh, subtle but most of all highly elegant and nobly expressive nose. Altogether, that makes the 2007 Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut an outstanding Salon that already shows its class without any reservation but also without any compromises to its refined and terroir-driven style. Compared to the powerful and structured 2006 that, from my memories, showed wet chalk flavors but almost no fruit in its youth, the weightless and delicate 2007 is a coolish, elegant and smoky gentleman dressed in a white tie and silk hat—Max Raabe singing Berlin chansons from the 1920s! The performance on the palate is pure yet concentrated, fresh and linear, very elegant and perfectly balanced, but most of all, it is extremely fine and stimulating! There is a chalky-dusty texture in the aftertaste that makes this a great Salon with sublime finesse and elegance. Lovely lemon flavors are displayed on the pure, fresh and concentrated finish. The radiant 2007 Salon is one of the greatest Champagnes I have had from this vintage. 57,000 bottles produced. Tasted from lot L93 SQ 28218 U in November 2018."
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    was $595.00 Special Price $529.98

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