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Shaun Green

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2002 Thienot "La Vigne aux Gamins" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 8-13-2013
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Stunning perfection. The 2002 La Vigne Aux Gamins elegance and purity rise this Champagne to a level rarely seen. Without the need for blousy opulence or extensive lees character, the Champagne sings. It's a counter tenor compared to the more commonly seen baritone version of great Champagnes. No offence to the rich and toasty champagnes out there, I love those sometimes, but this is cerebral and special, a bright and vivid expression of Champagne, showing extremely refined minerality, delicate white florals and wonderfully focused fruit that is both delicate and profound at the same time. Don't miss this one!
Drink from 2013 to 2035

Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 5-7-2013
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This lower pressure Champagne, coming from the single vineyard Chetillons is another astounding deal from Launois. The soft creamy feel of the mousse and the long lingering palate feel showing sweetcake and creamy apple richness mid-palate flows to a long lingering finish (another Grand Cru at this price!) ..... what's not to like?
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 5-7-2013
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There's not a lot more to say about this one, it a no-brainer! Grand Cru Champagne of this quality at this price is just not to be missed.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2004 Pierre Moncuit "Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Vieilles Vignes" Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 3-20-2013
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I couldn't go home without a bottle after tasting this spectacular Champagne. Opulent but with spectacular verve, fine focus and a rich creamy middle, Ripe pears, delicate spices and orange blossoms linger on the nose and through the palate. All the characteristics of Mesnil from amazingly old vines and half the price of the most famous Mesnil Champagnes - and a very strong competitor to them.
Drink from 2012 to 2040

2005 Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 3-20-2013
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We always know to pay attention when our Champagne buyer, Gary, says we need to try something. The Moncuit Delos BdB 2005 was one of those and how fantastic is this. A vintage Mesnil of this quality at this price is a rare find. Spectacular focus and balance - white peach and minerals with a lingering tangerine finish. Rounder than the NV, and less opulent than the VV, this marks a sweet spot in Grand Cru Champagne you could expect to pay twice as much for. Treat yourself on your next special occasion and you won't regret it.
Drink from 2012 to 2017

Thienot Brut Champagne
Review Date: 3-12-2013
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Light and crisp on the nose and moving on to an absolutely wonderful zesty palate of citrusy/tangerine like fruit - it has a wonderful mousse and a great finish. Drink like a movie star! This was the Champagne for the 2013 Oscars.
Drink from 2013 to 2015
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

Canard-Duchene "Authentic" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 3-12-2013
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What a deal for a Brut Rose. Perfectly dry and crisp with red currant/strawberry fruit and a crisp clean finish.
Drink from 2013 to 2018
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Canard-Duchêne "Authentic" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 3-12-2013
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What a value! Another great find by Gary Westby. Lovely bread/cracker notes, fairly rich but with a good highlighting tartness. Clean finish and a lovely texturaly fine mousse.
Drink from 2013 to 2018
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

1995 Charles Heidsieck "Blanc des Millénaires" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-26-2012
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Exactly what I want in special occasion Champagne - rich hazelnut cream, spicy baked apple, notes of honey and a wonderfully toasty overlay, yet it has great acidity and is still fresh - a wonderful balancing act. Perfect bubbles and silky palate texture,this is perfection in a bottle. Heidsieck has spent a huge amount of effort on quality across the range of their Champagnes, and this is absolutely spectacular!
Drink from 2012 to 2025

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 6-10-2009
I can give this no better recommendation, working for K&L I have a lot of choices, and this was the wine for my wedding. You'll always find it in my cellar and I love this Champagne.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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