Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve + 2 Flutes$125.00
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne is a multi-vintage worthy of a prestige cuvée. Its complexity is due to particular blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay and a judicious selection of approximately 60 crus.
With 40% of reserve wines, many of them more than 10 years old.
A maturation of more than 3 years in Gallo-Roman chalk cellars. A golden champagne, with persistent effervescence. A nose that is both complex and delicious.
An assemblage of 80 Crus, with 40% reserve wines (50/50% chardonnay and pinot noir) and 60% from the 2007 vintage base wine (33% chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier), then spending five years on tirage. Small wonder it is one of the richest, most opulent NVs, overflowing with creamy, figgy, brioche flavours, magically retaining freshness and balance. I love it.
95 Points James Halliday
Dom Perignon Vintage 2006$255.00
Dom Perignon is Vintage only. Each Vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in one single year. To reinvent itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. To dare to not release the Vintage when the harvest does not meet its ideal. Such is the commitment of Dom Perignon.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2007$345.00
Louis Roederer’s most famous wine was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II. The emperor asked Louis Roederer to reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year. He was particularly fond of the House’s wine. To distinguish this cuvée, this exceptional champagne came in a flat-bottomed, transparent lead-crystal bottle. The new brand was named after this precious material, which is particularly transparent and luminous.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004$250.00
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004 is the epitome of the Veuve Clicquot style. The peak of refinement.
2004 La Grande Dame follows 1998. This is a mind-boggling statement, considering the years in between. No other house, bar none, skipped these five vintages. The endorsement that this in itself places on 2004 in the Clicquot cellars cannot be overstated. And the wine delivers. My goodness, does it deliver! Close acquaintances of La Grande Dame will fondly recall the layered complexity of 1998. Six years younger, 2004 is breathtakingly pristine and youthful. Its defining feature is its minerality, its deep and all-pervading chalk. An exceedingly refined fruit profile is alive with energy and awe-inspiring persistence, uniting red fruits, lemon and grapefruit zest with a flicker of mixed spice and toast.
Tyson Stelzer 97 Points TysonStelzer.com