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2006 Baron Fuente "Grand Millésimé" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
2006 Baron Fuente "Grand Millésimé" Brut Champagne

91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and focused, this structured version offers a well-meshed range of dried apricot, almond biscotti and cassis flavors, showing a clean chalkiness to the texture. Drink now through 2026." (3/2014) K&L Notes: Baron Fuente is a négociant that owns almost 90 acres of vines and purchases another 90 acres "sur pied," meaning that they pick the grapes. This is an important distinction since many négociants buy "sur lattes," meaning in bottle! The Grand Millésimé is a blend of 45% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir that spent more than five years on the lees. -Ga... Read More » 


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2006 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
2006 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne

97 points James Suckling: "Deep pinot-driven presence is the first and lasting impression. Power with control. Superfine bead, bread and spiced biscuits, candied ripe red fruits and a sense of tight-knit complexity. Some grapefruit, lemon pith & gently flinty notes too - impressive nose. In the mouth it is rich, powerful, mouth-filling and flavoursome with a core of the same biscuity red fruit flavour, savoury nutty notes and a wrap of assertive, persistent acidity that holds rich powerful flavour deep and focused whilst maintaining a polished, gently creamy texture. Long chalky b ...Read More » 


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2008 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deliciously ripe wine, full of fruit as well as a great mineral texture. It completely expresses the exceptional 2008 with all its structure. Still young, it’s all fruit and freshness that promise serious bottle aging. Drink this complex, serious wine from 2017." (12/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Brut races across the palate with gorgeous depth and resonance. Dried pear, spice, mint, anise and wild flowers meld together in the glass. Broad, ample and voluptuous, the 2008 possesses fabulous richness in all dimensions. Beams of acidity and minerality give the 2008 much o ...Read More » 


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2008 Michel Arnould Vintage "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne

This grower-producer in Verzenay only produces vintage Champagne from their oldest vines in the most exceptional years. According to the winemaker, the 2008 Carte d'Or is "discreet and subtle with aromas of fresh breadcrumbs and apricots. The attack is soft and smooth giving this wine a certain delicacy. In the mouth, we notice aromas of English sweets combined with notes of lemon. The finale is avid and winey with a subtle impression of iodine giving this wine balance and subtlety." "If you have enjoyed the wines of Lallement, Bollinger and Krug in the... Read More » 


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2004 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne

97 points Antonio Galloni: "This tasting only serves to highlight just how great the 2004 Dom Pérignon is. A wine that has totally blossomed in bottle, the 2004 is firing on all cylinders right now. Rich, ample and beautifully nuanced, the 2004 has it all; expressive aromatics, deep fruit and more than enough structure to age well for decades. I have been tasting the 2004 since before it was released and it just keeps getting better and better. Today, it is stunning. It is amazing to consider that in 2004, yields were the largest ever recorded in Champagne. (AG)" (5/2014)96 points James Suckling: "A return to ...Read More » 


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2002 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne (Previously $349) Top Pick!
2002 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne (Previously $349)

99 points James Suckling: "Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there's a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne. Disgorged 22nd October, 2013. Dr ...Read More » 


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2006 Fluteau "Symbiose" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
2006 Fluteau "Symbiose" Brut Champagne

Made entirely from estate-grown fruit, the Symbiose is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from Gye-Sur-Seine in the southernmost part of Champagne. This wine is so clean, subtle and balanced that it will be finished before you know it. I think that is embodies all the best traits of this very good vintage; it is vibrant, pure and best of all, classically styled Champagne. I plan on putting a case in the cellar for myself! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) 


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2004 Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Champagne

96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé has put on remarkable weight over the last year or so. A rich, voluptuous wine, the 2004 Rosé hits the palate with stunning depth and resonance. The flavors are bold, rich and beautifully resonant from start to finish. Raspberry, cranberry, smoke, spice and crushed rocks build to the stunning, powerful finish. Vinous and ample, the 2004 Rosé will drink well for decades. The 2004 just keeps getting better with time in bottle. (AG)" (7/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Mid to pale orange rose (as in the flower) colour. Apparently the proportion of red wine w ...Read More » 


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1999 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" Brut Champagne

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of minerals, pear pie, nuts with bread dough and apple character. Full-bodied, lively and wonderful with bright fruit and a clean finish. Very layered and juicy. This was a very hot year for Champagne and a year for pinot noir. But this is so fresh and complex. 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. 10% of the pinot is fermented in barrel. Drink now." (9/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "Very elegant, ethereal in texture and well-knit, offering flavors of poached pear, black licorice, lemon pâte de fruit, pastry and ground ginger. Shows fine balance and integration, with ...Read More » 


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2002 Salon Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
2002 Salon Blanc de Blancs Champagne

100 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 35th and most recent vintage of Salon since the house was founded in 1905 is memorable and magnificent. Made only from Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Les Mesnil-sur-Oger, it combines intense minerality, a crisp textured core and the beginnings of maturity. The depths of this wine, with its layers of fruit and steeliness, are superb. Even after 12 years, it still needs to age further. Drink from 2018. Cellar Selections." (12/2014)99 points James Suckling: "A subtle, intense champagne that shows complex character of lilac, mineral, sliced lemon, apple and white pepp ...Read More » 


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2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Barrel fermentation gives this wine ornate complexity, while its crisp structural lines make it feel very contemporary French. The plump red fruit races with dynamism, extending the suppleness of the texture into more dramatic territory than where Champagne often ventures, and lasts with a gentler, floral grace. A youthful ten-year-old wine, this is built for long development in the cellar." (12/2013)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*A Top 100 Cellar Selection of 2013* A blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay, this is opulent and full bodied, with toast and wood flavors. Rich and rip ...Read More » 


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2002 Pol Roger "Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill" Brut Champagne

97 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of dried apple, cream, mango and ginger follow through to a full, dense palate, but it’s very fine. The bead is so, so fine. The texture is like silk. Truly superb. I love the contrast between richness and freshness. It builds slowly on the palate and finishes so long and rich. This was 10 years on the lees. Mostly Pinot Noir." (10/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "There's a sense of quiet elegance and grace to this harmonious Champagne. Refined and lacy in texture, with finely wrought acidity lending focus and length to the spice- and graphite-laced flavors of ripe a ...Read More » 


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2004 Veuve Clicquot "Gold Label Reserve" Brut Champagne

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* One of the best vintages since the great 2002, this is a sophisticated, fruit- and yeast-driven wine. It has a delicate touch, with its white fruit flavors well integrated into the toasty and tangy texture. It will age for many more years." (9/2012)92 points Wine Spectator: "This fresh Champagne offers a lively bead and a smoky, mineral-tinged base note. Flavors of poached apple and pear, dried cherry, bread dough and lemon zest lead to a finish of good intensity and length. Very zesty." (12/2012)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright gold. Ripe citrus fruits, pear, honey ...Read More » 


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2009 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne

94 points Wine & Spirits: "This delicate style of saignée Champagne is a Roederer specialty; the firm completed a new cellar in 2008 with a sole focus on rosé. What sets Roederer rosé apart is the beautiful freshness of a wine like this 2009. Its color is a light orange gold rather than pink or red. Its scent hints at pink grapefruit, the flavors ripe and tangy, deepening to red fruit. As a young wine, its austere structure is ideal for oysters. Cellar it and you’ll have a wine for the dinner table." (12/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "Tangy raspberry and black cherry fruit is underscored by smoke and minera ...Read More » 


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2004 Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Vintage Champagne

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay; disgorged April, 2013): Bright yellow. Pungent redcurrant, pear skin and anise aromas, along with notes of smoky minerals and chamomile. Sappy poached pear and buttered toast flavors are braced by zesty blood orange and ginger, picking up a honeysuckle nuance with air. Shows impressive clarity and punch on the finish, which features dusty mineral and cherry pit qualities." (11/2013) K&L Notes: I find 2004 to be the most collectable of all vintages in current release because it represents a rare event- an old fashioned classic v... Read More » 


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2004 Pierre Moncuit "Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Vieilles Vignes" Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee Nicole Moncuit VV is a little more structured and implosive than the Brut Blanc de Blancs Gran Cru. Still quite primary, the VV is going to need at least another year or two in bottle for the aromatics to fully develop, especially for readers who appreciate tertiary nuances. Today the 2004 VV is all about fruit and structure, both of which it has in spades. Dosage was 8 grams per liter." (11/2013)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Rendered from 90-year-old vines in Les Chetillons, the Moncuits’ 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Nicole is fascinatingly ...Read More » 


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2006 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This rich and creamy vintage wine boasts soft apples, fresh acidity and a fine, tight texture. There’s just a hint of toast to round out the palate and add complexity. It could improve with age further, so drink through 2020." (12/2013)92 points Wine Spectator: "A refined version, with a rich, toasty base, this carries flavors of brioche, pureed blackberry, graphite, candied lemon zest and fresh ginger on a fine and creamy mousse, followed by a lasting, spiced finish. Drink now through 2026." (12/2014)91 points Wine & Spirits: "Régis Camus found the pinot noir of 2006 particularly intense, so he increased the ...Read More » 


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2004 Pol Roger "Extra Cuvee de Reserve" Brut Champagne

94 points Wine & Spirits: "A discreet 2004, this combines the structural power of pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims (60 percent of the blend) with the elegance of chardonnay grown in the Côte des Blancs. Completely knit into the wine’s toned musculature, those elements create a sensation of balletic power and grace. The flavors, a pale essence of floral cream, tangy lemon and spice, show themselves with clarity and purity, lovely to drink now and balanced for the long haul." (12/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "The rich Pol Roger style is contrasted here with the natural crisp minerality of a Blanc de Bla ...Read More » 


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2009 Larmandier-Bernier Terre de Vertus Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This all-Chardonnay, all-estate Champagne is super exciting, and any real Champagne fan should try it at least once! This brut zero does not come across as austerely dry, but is rather rich due the exceptional ripeness of the two plots in Vertus that this wine is sourced from and the broadness of the 2009 harvest. I can't wait to take one of these home for sushi and Champagne, as this special bottle gets the balance between precision and pleasure exactly right. Don't miss this one! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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2006 Drappier "Grande Sendrée" Brut Champagne

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This vintage of Drappier’s top cuvée is showing signs of delicious maturity. With tropical fruits morphing into toast and ripe almonds, it’s a wine on the cusp of greatness. For now, there is still plenty of freshness there, tight acidity and the ripe character that’s typical of Champagnes from the Aube." (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "A thread of ground spice and graphite weaves through the notes of peach, white cherry, biscuit and spun honey in this elegant version. Fresh and harmonious, with beautiful texture to the mousse, carrying the flavors to the long finish." (12/2014) ...Read More » 


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2004 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2004 Dom Ruinart is seriously beautiful. A vivid, captivating Champagne, the 2004 flows across the palate with gorgeous, crystalline fruit and superb balance. Lemon, pastry, apple and white flowers are all layered into the finish. A model of total elegance, the 2004 is a wine for the patient. It won't be ready to deliver maximum pleasure for a number of years, even though it is absolutely dazzling today. The 2004 is 69% Chardonnay from the Côtes des Blancs and 31% Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims." (5/2014) K&L Notes: From the producer: "The Chardonnay is th... Read More » 


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2008 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne 1.5L

95 points Wine & Spirits: "This is the first vintage released from the new cellar Roederer built in 2007, dedicated to the production of rosé. It comes from the firm’s estate vineyard in Cumières. With the delicate color of a classic saignée Champagne, this has the powerful expression of a grand cru wine, performing beyond its premier cru status. The fragrant red fruit has rich succulence and a chalky undertow, along with a fierce acidity that needs time to temper in the bottle. Decant it if you open this now, to serve with mousse truffée." (12/2013)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Still young and fruity, this is ...Read More » 


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2006 Pol Roger Brut Rosé Champagne

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright orange-pink. Displays intense aromas of fresh red berries, orange pith, buttered toast and smoky minerals, with a suave floral nuance in the background. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sappy strawberry and blood orange flavors that expand and gain sweetness with air. Closes spicy, smoky and long, with excellent clarity and no rough edges." (12/2014)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "With its mature orange, onion skin color, this is a soft, toasty wine. It is losing fruit and gaining a wide range of mature flavors while keeping tight acidity. The wine tastes drier than pr ...Read More » 


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2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne

94 points Wine Spectator: "A rich note of smoke heralds this toasty version, with truffle and roasted hazelnut aromatics accenting layered flavors of creamed apple, crystallized honey, lemon curd and crème de cassis. Vibrant, with a lovely, lacy texture and racy acidity that persists on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2028." (11/2013)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay; L3006183): Bright gold. Smoke-accented orchard fruits, herbs and citrus pith on the the intensely perfumed nose. Deeply pitched but lively on the palate, with very good depth to its intense pear and lemon ...Read More » 


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2005 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "With just a touch of bottle age giving a toasty character, this impressive wine is already showing some maturity. That said, the apple and citrus character, the mineral tight texture and crisp acidity promise some aging. The wine conveys a sense of elegance, intensity and richness. Drink now, but the wine will also age." (6/2014)94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow. Vibrant pear and melon aromas are complicated by suggestions of ginger, brioche and smoky minerals. Dry, smoky and precise, offering intense orchard and pit fruit flavors that gain weight with aeration. A dusty mine ...Read More » 


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2006 Louis Roederer Brut Nature Champagne

Jancis Robinson: "Very firm and rather unyielding initially on the nose. Textured on the palate and pretty austere initially. This is not a champagne to drink thoughtlessly as an aperitif or at a reception. This is a serious statement that demands food. The mousse is notably gentle and the whole is impressively persistent. Very dry indeed though not aggressively tart by any means. Then it seems much more substantial after a mouthful of smoked salmon on blini. And after some jamon iberico it was a revelation." (9/2014) Wine Spectator: "It’s graceful and ethereal in style, with beautiful ...Read More » 


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2007 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne (1.5L) (Previously $150)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top Cellar Selections of 2013* While 2007 was not the greatest vintage, Roederer managed to produce one of the best wines of the year. It is a great blend of mature yellow fruits, with a pure line of tangy orange zest. Tightly txtured, with bright acidity and steely minerality, it promises long aging. Drink until 2025, and possibly longer." (12/2013)95 points Wine & Spirits: "Roederer’s exceptional farming comes through in 2007, ripening the fruit for this wine toward yellow apple, feeling fresh and persistent with a luscious, creamy intensity. Notes of cedar and linden add to the ...Read More » 


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2004 Pol Roger Brut Rosé Champagne

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright orange. Intense, spice-accented aromas of candied orange, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with sneaky mineral and leesy notes. Supple and expansive, offering vibrant citrus fruit and red berry flavors with complicating notes of cinnamon and pear skin. Finishes silky and long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity." (11/2012)93 points Wine Spectator: "A vinous version, structured by fine acidity, with a creamy bead to the texture and a base note of minerality. Offers a full range of ripe black cherry and black currant, piecrust, pomegranate and smoke flavors ...Read More » 


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2009 Marguet Père et Fils "Amboniacus" Brut Rosé Champagne

Benoit Marguet is one of the leaders of the organic revolution in Champagne, and all of his estate vineyards are in conversion to biodynamic farming. He has returned to plowing the vineyards with a horse rather than with a tractor, as the horse hooves aerate the soil while a tractor compacts the soil. In the cellar, he is returning to wood as a fermentation vessel rather than stainless. 


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2003 Krug Brut Champagne

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Light yellow. Powerful, complex bouquet evokes fresh peach, pear, floral honey, green almond and smoky minerals. Deep, palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show outstanding vivacity for a hot vintage, picking up ginger and talc notes with air. The strikingly long, sappy finish features zesty orange pith, smoky minerals and an echo of honeysuckle. I'd be in no rush to drink this one. (Josh Raynolds)" (12/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "This offers fine detail and texture on the palate, carrying an expressive range of poached quince and black currant fruit, coffee liqueur ...Read More » 


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2004 Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

95 points James Suckling: "A big and rich blanc de blancs that shows an intense and layered character. Full and powerful Champagne with layers of fruit. It is so vivacious and long. Energetic. From Mesnil, Avize, Chouilly and Crémant. Needs a year or two more to soften." (9/2014)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This is a superb Blanc de Blancs that boasts great minerality, texture and intense fruit flavor. It’s a finely structured wine, now approaching maturity with its apple, citrus and green pear notes. Lingering in the mouth, it is a beautifully long-lasting, pure wine. Drink until 2018 and ...Read More » 


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2000 Krug Brut Champagne

97 points Wine & Spirits: "When first released two years ago, this wine showed some of the exoticism of the 2000 vintage, the broad flavors ranging from lobster broth to lemon zest and star anise. As it has matured, the wine’s richness is at once more baroque and more seamlessly woven into a deep golden beauty. Rather than fresh, it feels brisk and lithe. The wine’s fragrance is layered in deep complexities and elevated to sunny high notes. A glorious vintage of Krug." (12/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* A powerhouse, with a dense and expressive core of toasted brioche, candied kumquat, espres ...Read More » 


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2004 Moët & Chandon "Grand Vintage" Brut Rosé Champagne

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This serious, ripe offering is packed with red berry and stone fruit flavors. It also has complex touches of toast and acidity, producing a sense of dryness. This is finely balanced and is now ready to drink, but it will also likely age for a few more years" (12/2012)93 points Wine Spectator: "A firm, focused version, this is driven by smoke-tinged minerality and racy acidity, while flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, candied orange zest, apricot tart and ground ginger and clove mesh with the sleek structure. Drink now through 2026." (12/2013)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Much more typical of the year, 2004 Bru ...Read More » 


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2006 Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne

Jancis Robinson: "Relatively light impact but everything is well balanced. Very neat. Absolutely correct without being in any way a standout. Impressive impact on the finish." (3/2015)  


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1996 Moet & Chandon "Cuvée Dom Pérignon" Brut Champagne

97 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A distinctly reticent but elegant nose with a purity of expression that is truly impressive to experience as it's relatively high-toned and while the yeast comes up with air, it's relatively muted at present, combining with intense, precise and superbly detailed and complex flavors that culminate in an explosive and wonderfully long finish. This may very well rival the sublime '90 in time even if it's not quite as concentrated. This is still a baby so there is absolutely no rush whatsoever." (10/2007)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The nose gives intense toasty, biscuity notes with an u ...Read More » 


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2004 Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Back In Stock!
2004 Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright yellow. Vibrant citrus fruit and floral aromas are complicated by notes of buttered toast, smoky minerals and iodine. Sappy and precise, offering intense Meyer lemon and pear flavors complemented by a deeper-pitched suggestion of honey. Spicy notes linger on the finish, which shows excellent clarity and smoky persistence." (11/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and snappy acidity enlivens the flavors of apple, black cherry, pastry, fresh ginger and almond skin in this balanced version, with a lively bead and a moderate finish. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twi ...Read More » 


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2002 Ayala "Perle d'Ayala" Brut Champagne

95 points Wine & Spirits: "Ah, 2002. Where else but in Champagne can you buy a 12-year-old wine with this freshness of fruit, immediately brisk with scents of lemon and orange, generously layering in flavors of golden plums? At first, all that fruit seems heady, but air brings out the rootier depths, acidity ghosting the finish with the sort of masculine power that will make great 2002s riveting wines for decades. If you open this now, decant it and have a platter of shellfish on hand, especially cracked crab claws." (12/2013)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. A heady, complex bouquet displays an array o ...Read More » 


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2007 Louise Brison "Cuvée Tendresse" Brut Champagne

This is 100% Chardonnay, made without malolactic fermentation to preserve its freshness and tingling acidity. On the nose it is open and expressive with scents of preserved fruit and hints of almond. On the palate citrus and preserved apricots are evident, along with the barest presence of roses. Silky and delicious! 


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2007 Thienot "Cuvée Garance" Brut Blanc de Rouges Champagne

This bottling is named after Garance Thienot, who handles the communications and marketing for the family firm.They have chosen to call this Champagne "Blanc de Rouges" instead of "Blanc de Noirs" because of the effort that they put into keeping the wine feminine. This is 100% Pinot Noir and a large proportion of the fruit comes from the grand cru Ay that the family purchased from Krug as well as from Garance's own personal vines in the village of Tauxieres, on the border with Bouzy. This is one of the most intriguing, delicate examples of pure Pinot Cha... Read More » 


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2004 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright orange-pink. Smoke- and mineral-tinged aromas of raspberry, poached pear, rose oil and sweet butter. Toasty and broad but spry, offering vibrant red fruit and blood orange flavors that pick up a refreshingly bitter edge with aeration. Closes on a spicy note, with excellent focus and slow-building minerality. The fruit for this Champagne is sourced from up to 20 different premier and grand cru villages, including Ay and Verzenay for the pinot noir and Mesnil-sur-Oger for the chardonnay." (12/2013)92 points Wine & Spirits: "Deep pink in color, this is a cherry-scented rosé ...Read More » 


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1999 Thienot "Cuvée Alain Thiénot" Brut Champagne

93 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly creamy and finely textured, this well-meshed version displays delicate layers of creamed apple, marzipan, pineapple pâte de fruit, fleur de sel and smoky roasted almond, while mouthwatering acidity lends freshness and balance. Drink now through 2023." (11/2013)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid yellow-gold. Musky aromas of pear skin, anise, hazelnut and honey, with a hint of orange zest adding lift. Concentrated, tactile and broad, offering flavors of apple, buttered toast, poached pear and chamomile. Finishes with good power and breadth, a refreshingly bitter citrus pith ...Read More » 


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1998 Dom Pérignon P2 Brut Champagne

97 points James Suckling: "A P2 release indicating it has been matured to the 2nd Plenitude, the middle stage of Dom Perignon's three-phase life as defined by Richard Geoffroy. This is a wine with some real tension between complexity and freshness that makes for incredibly engaging drinking. The nose offers up a little white peppery edge from the pinot; oyster shell saline freshness, red florals, sweet smelling woody spices and brioche, spiced biscuits and subtle roasted coffee notes - impressively complex. The phenolics register on the palate as a discreetly mineral, saline chara ...Read More » 


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2000 Krug "Clos du Mesnil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

97 points Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles** A vibrant and expressive version, showing a pleasing tension to the interplay of mouthwatering acidity and fleur de sel-tinged minerality, with fine layers of poached quince, peach skin, ground coffee, toasted hazelnut, clover honey and cumin flavors. Spice and mineral notes ring out on the finish. Drink now through 2030." (11/2013)96 points Antonio Galloni: "Krug's 2000 Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil keeps getting better and better. The flavors are starting to develop lovely layers of complexity, while the wine is also fleshing out a bit, releasing gorgeous la ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra Brut Rosé

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay): Light, bright orange-pink. High-pitched red berry, orange zest and floral scents are underscored by an intense mineral nuance. Taut, linear and strikingly pure, offering deeply concentrated redcurrant and strawberry scents and hints of allspice, smoky lees and jasmine. Powerful yet lithe rose with superb finishing power, focus and mineral-driven persistence." (12/2013) K&L Notes: Bernard de Nonancourt named his Grande Cuvée Rosé Millésimé after his daughter Alexandra, and unveiled it at her wedding in 1987. From the producer: ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $299.00 Add To Cart
ST 94

2007 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This creamy, all-Chardonnay Champagne comes from entirely Grand Cru fruit from Avize, Mesnil and Chouilly. 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

2005 Perrier Jouët "Belle Epoque" Brut Rosé Champagne (non-Gift Box)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The palest of rosés, this crisp, bright and fruity wine is full of tight acidity, freshly picked raspberries and steely acidity. It could age a few more years to bring out a toastier character. The specially designed bottle has a hummingbird etched on the inside and gold on the outside." (3/2015)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $259.99 Add To Cart
WE 95

2006 Moët & Chandon "Grand Vintage" Brut Champagne

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Moët's 2006 Brut Grand Vintage is beautiful, finessed and expressive. Smoke, slate, apricot and pastry notes emerge as the wine gradually unfolds. Rich and textured on the palate, yet beautifully supported by veins of minerality, the 2006 is simply impeccable from the very first taste. The richer, honeyed notes typical of Chardonnay in this vintage are particularly evident today while the Meunier, which has higher acidity, keeps things bright, although it plays a lesser part in the overall blend than in years past. The 2006 is 42% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot N ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
AG 92

2004 Fleury "Cuveé Robert Fleury" Extra Brut Champagne

Barrel-fermented Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc, which is a real rarity in Champagne--it only exists in a few spots in the Aube and it adds a ton of body to this very rich wine. Fleury was one of the first to farm biodynamically in Champagne. 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

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