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€119.95A rich lemon colour in the glass, the fermentation of the base wine in oak and a long period of maturation in bottle is immediately evident in the colour of this 2004 Bollinger “La Grande Annee”. Whilst the aromas of this Champagne are not particularly pronounced, there is a persistent chalkiness, enlivened by wild flowers and apple aromas. A somewhat reticent toastiness and brioche sweetness appears slowly with a hint of ginger.
Gorgeously rich and luxuriously creamy on the palate, this 2004 Bollinger “La Grande Annee” retains balance by offsetting the richer peach, brioche and toasted notes by including the acidity and flavour of a red apple’s flesh and that persistent chalky minerality. There is certainly power here, but nuance too and few vintage Champagnes offer length greater length than this 2004 Bollinger “La Grande Annee”. Learn More
€175.00This is Veuve Cliquot's top label and as scuh, is one of a select group of the top wines from Champagne. With an extraordinary ability to age for many years, it expresses depth, character and has a great structure that is rarely seen in these wines. Learn More
€190.00Very pale straw gold with surely the most discreet bubbles in the champagne world. Very different from the 2003. A much more recognisable Dom Pérignon sort of nose with fairly intense classic toastiness. Minerals and raciness rather than fruit and body. Marked acidity and even a little lean but very fine. There are notes of iodine and bitter orange peel. This wine really gets saliva flowing. The finish is not massively persistent but overall this is a very well mannered wine. A Chablis of a champagne - which 2003 definitely wasn't! (It was more of a Pouilly-Fuissé.) Drink 2013-2025. (18.5/20 points) Learn More
€195.00If you are looking for aged vintage Champagne of superb quality but haven't ot the time to wait, then Krug Grande Cuvee is the one for you. With long periods of maturation (6-8 years), Krug champagne continues to age gracefully after release, developing an intensely rich, nutty flavour whilst remaining remarkably fresh.
€200.00Sleek and slender with an abundant freshness. Immediately seductive yet remains a true Champagne classic. It combines freshness, energy and an almost chalky mineral quality. The Cristal signature is evident. Purity, precision and the harmony of flavours associated with the restrained power of their historic vines, located on the finest Champagne Grand Cru terroirs. Cellar Master Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon sums it up better than anyone, “It is a blue sky, without any clouds” Learn More