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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Agrapart L'Avizoise Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,042.98
2008

Agrapart L'Avizoise Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Tension, energy and cut are the signatures of Agrapart's 2008 L'Avizoise. Expressive floral notes appear over time, giving the 2008 an attractive upper register of pure nuance. Here it is the wine's overall polish that impresses most. Like all of the 2008s, the Avizoise is surprisingly open and expressive for a young Agrapart Champagne. The Avizoise emerges from 50 year-old vines in Les Robarts and La Voie d’Epernay. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged March 2013.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,042.98
Agrapart Venus Brut Nature Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,273.38
2008

Agrapart Venus Brut Nature Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94+)

The 2008 Blanc de Blancs Vénus, the most vibrant and nuanced of the 2008s at Agrapart, is endowed with a real sense of vertical cut. White flowers, chamomile, almonds and white orchard fruit open up in the glass, but only with reluctance, as the wine remains tense and tightly wound. The perfumed, highly expressive finish is incredibly tempting, but readers who can wait another year or two will find the extra time in bottle rewarding. The Vénus is made from a single parcel in the La Fosse lieu-dit that is worked entirely manually and plowed by horse. Disgorged March 2013, non-dosé.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 94+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,273.38
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,116.18
2008

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose 2008 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19+)

Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this is the latest release and it has already benefitted from a remarkable ten years on its lees, because my sample was disgorged in October 2020. Made from 76% Grands Crus and 24% Premiers Crus, 55% Pinot Noir comes from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy, Verzenay, Mareuil-sur-Äy and Äy and 45% Chardonnay comes from Chouilly, Cramant and Mesnil-sur-Oger. 9% red wine was added from Valofroy, a parcel of particularly old vines (60+ years old in 2008) situated high up on the hill above the winery in Mareuil. And 17% of the wine was vinified at low temperature in oak barrels which are, on average, 15 years old. The dosage is 7g/L. For the very first time, Elisabeth is available in magnums. I enjoyed an energetic tasting with Mathieu Roland-Billecart and he explained that this 2008 vintage seems like it has stolen the finest parts of each of the 1996 (tension), 2002 (layers of flavour) and the 2007 (refinement) and rolled them all into one wine! In a way, this is a fabulous analogy, but there is more to this vintage than meets the eye. The freshness and acidity here are both spectacular. These notes underpin the refined flavour with jolts of electricity which gather to form bolts of lightning. This is a young wine and yet the tenderness of the fruit is perfectly counterpointed by the shocking youthfulness on the finish. I cannot believe that 13 years have passed in the blink of an eye and so this means that 2008 Elisabeth might well be one of the slowest to age and longest-lived wines under this label to date. Having said this, the fruit is already magnificent. Mathieu asked me if I was familiar with the great French dessert clafoutis! At once a cherry clafoutis aroma arose from the glass, with faint notes of ginger blossom, saffron and white pepper. This is a crystalline and yet kaleidoscopic wine with fractals of flavour which splinter and shiver on the palate. It is high-tensile at the same time as being fragile and demure. It is everything Elisabeth would have wanted in her namesake wine.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 19+ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,116.18
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £818.58
2012

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

This goes from zero to 60 right out of the gate, with an intense spine of acidity driving tightly meshed flavors of crushed black currant, ground coffee, candied grapefruit peel and toasted almond. The profile expands on the palate, carried by the fine, raw silk–like mousse. Richly aromatic and expressive from start to lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2019. Drink now through 2037. 850 cases imported.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 2 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £818.58
Dom Perignon 2008 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,820.58
2008

Dom Perignon 2008 (3x150cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2008 Dom Pérignon is a huge, powerful Champagne and also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. This is one of the most reticent bottles I have tasted. So much so that I am thinking about holding off opening any more bottles! The 2008 has always offered a striking interplay of fruit and structure. Today, the richness of the fruit is especially evident. Readers who own the 2008 should be thrilled, but patience is a must. (Originally published in May 2021)
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x150cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,820.58
Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,298.58
2012

Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

What a magnificent bouquet for this Dom Pérignon 2012! Pastry, a hint of smoke and autolytic notes provide a compelling counterpart to eager yet elegant aromas of citrus (lime, tangerine and kumquat) joined by those of fresh fruit, herbs, liquorice, and menthol. There is even a refreshing note of ivy. The palate is tense, vibrant, and very fresh despite its impressive density, which meets its match with an unending finish. This 2012 incarnates the very essence of Dom Pérignon with such a concentrated degree of intensity, along with a capacity for ageing, that it is surely destined for a second life in a P2 edition.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
10-12 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,298.58
Gosset Celebris Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,460.58
2012

Gosset Celebris Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
8-10 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 7 - Inc. VAT: £1,460.58
Laurent Perrier Brut Millesime 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £380.58
2008

Laurent Perrier Brut Millesime 2008 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

This is a solid and very dense Champagne with a phenolic and rich texture. Layers of cooked apples and light lemon rind. Brioche and light pie-crust in the aftertaste. Fresh and relatively dry aftertaste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 2 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £380.58
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,362.86
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Champagne 1x150cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,362.86
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,408.58
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,408.58
Salon Le Mesnil 2012 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,844.30
2012

Salon Le Mesnil 2012 (3x75cl)

Decanter (99)

The Salon 2012 has scintillating aromatic brilliance and purity with seductive scents of white fruit, citrus zest and spring flowers capped by a touch of spice. With some air, pastry-like notes add to its complex yet elegant fragrance, which remains essentially citrussy in character. On the palate, it reverberates with kinetic energy coursing through its crystalline and elongated structure, making this vintage Champagne seem a bit atypical for Salon. Indeed, this edition is supremely elegant and subtle to a degree that surpasses those of other recent vintages. Salon 2012 is a racy thoroughbred that will go the distance without effort, a telltale sign being its chalk-infused yet airborne finish. In time, it will in all likelihood merit the ultimate accolade of a 100-point score. Dosage: 6g/L. Disgorged: March 2021.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
9-11 weeks

Champagne 3x75cl 1 99 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,844.30
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Agrapart L'Avizoise Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £852.00
2008

Agrapart L'Avizoise Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Tension, energy and cut are the signatures of Agrapart's 2008 L'Avizoise. Expressive floral notes appear over time, giving the 2008 an attractive upper register of pure nuance. Here it is the wine's overall polish that impresses most. Like all of the 2008s, the Avizoise is surprisingly open and expressive for a young Agrapart Champagne. The Avizoise emerges from 50 year-old vines in Les Robarts and La Voie d’Epernay. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. Disgorged March 2013.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £852.00
Agrapart Venus Brut Nature Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,044.00
2008

Agrapart Venus Brut Nature Grand Cru 2008 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94+)

The 2008 Blanc de Blancs Vénus, the most vibrant and nuanced of the 2008s at Agrapart, is endowed with a real sense of vertical cut. White flowers, chamomile, almonds and white orchard fruit open up in the glass, but only with reluctance, as the wine remains tense and tightly wound. The perfumed, highly expressive finish is incredibly tempting, but readers who can wait another year or two will find the extra time in bottle rewarding. The Vénus is made from a single parcel in the La Fosse lieu-dit that is worked entirely manually and plowed by horse. Disgorged March 2013, non-dosé.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 94+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,044.00
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £913.00
2008

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose 2008 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19+)

Created in 1988 as a tribute to Elisabeth Salmon, one of the House’s founders, this is the latest release and it has already benefitted from a remarkable ten years on its lees, because my sample was disgorged in October 2020. Made from 76% Grands Crus and 24% Premiers Crus, 55% Pinot Noir comes from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy, Verzenay, Mareuil-sur-Äy and Äy and 45% Chardonnay comes from Chouilly, Cramant and Mesnil-sur-Oger. 9% red wine was added from Valofroy, a parcel of particularly old vines (60+ years old in 2008) situated high up on the hill above the winery in Mareuil. And 17% of the wine was vinified at low temperature in oak barrels which are, on average, 15 years old. The dosage is 7g/L. For the very first time, Elisabeth is available in magnums. I enjoyed an energetic tasting with Mathieu Roland-Billecart and he explained that this 2008 vintage seems like it has stolen the finest parts of each of the 1996 (tension), 2002 (layers of flavour) and the 2007 (refinement) and rolled them all into one wine! In a way, this is a fabulous analogy, but there is more to this vintage than meets the eye. The freshness and acidity here are both spectacular. These notes underpin the refined flavour with jolts of electricity which gather to form bolts of lightning. This is a young wine and yet the tenderness of the fruit is perfectly counterpointed by the shocking youthfulness on the finish. I cannot believe that 13 years have passed in the blink of an eye and so this means that 2008 Elisabeth might well be one of the slowest to age and longest-lived wines under this label to date. Having said this, the fruit is already magnificent. Mathieu asked me if I was familiar with the great French dessert clafoutis! At once a cherry clafoutis aroma arose from the glass, with faint notes of ginger blossom, saffron and white pepper. This is a crystalline and yet kaleidoscopic wine with fractals of flavour which splinter and shiver on the palate. It is high-tensile at the same time as being fragile and demure. It is everything Elisabeth would have wanted in her namesake wine.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 19+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £913.00
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £665.00
2012

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

This goes from zero to 60 right out of the gate, with an intense spine of acidity driving tightly meshed flavors of crushed black currant, ground coffee, candied grapefruit peel and toasted almond. The profile expands on the palate, carried by the fine, raw silk–like mousse. Richly aromatic and expressive from start to lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2019. Drink now through 2037. 850 cases imported.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 2 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £665.00
Dom Perignon 2008 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,500.00
2008

Dom Perignon 2008 (3x150cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2008 Dom Pérignon is a huge, powerful Champagne and also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. This is one of the most reticent bottles I have tasted. So much so that I am thinking about holding off opening any more bottles! The 2008 has always offered a striking interplay of fruit and structure. Today, the richness of the fruit is especially evident. Readers who own the 2008 should be thrilled, but patience is a must. (Originally published in May 2021)
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 3x150cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,500.00
Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,065.00
2012

Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

What a magnificent bouquet for this Dom Pérignon 2012! Pastry, a hint of smoke and autolytic notes provide a compelling counterpart to eager yet elegant aromas of citrus (lime, tangerine and kumquat) joined by those of fresh fruit, herbs, liquorice, and menthol. There is even a refreshing note of ivy. The palate is tense, vibrant, and very fresh despite its impressive density, which meets its match with an unending finish. This 2012 incarnates the very essence of Dom Pérignon with such a concentrated degree of intensity, along with a capacity for ageing, that it is surely destined for a second life in a P2 edition.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
10-12 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,065.00
Gosset Celebris Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,200.00
2012

Gosset Celebris Blanc de Blancs Brut 2012 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
8-10 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 7 - In Bond: £1,200.00
Laurent Perrier Brut Millesime 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2008

Laurent Perrier Brut Millesime 2008 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

This is a solid and very dense Champagne with a phenolic and rich texture. Layers of cooked apples and light lemon rind. Brioche and light pie-crust in the aftertaste. Fresh and relatively dry aftertaste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Champagne 6x75cl 2 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,130.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 weeks

Champagne 1x150cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,130.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,990.00
2008

Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

The 2008 Cristal is a perfect wine, and Champagne simple does not get any better. This incredible wine offers a beautiful perfume of clean, crisp fruits, layers of complexity in its toasted spice and white flowers, and an utterly seamless, yet powerful style on the palate. This is a rich, decadent expression of Cristal yet it’s still crystalline and elegant, with no sensation of weight, and it just glides over the palate. Haut Couture at its finest and this majestic, profound, legendary Cristal can be drunk anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,990.00
Salon Le Mesnil 2012 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £3,195.00
2012

Salon Le Mesnil 2012 (3x75cl)

Decanter (99)

The Salon 2012 has scintillating aromatic brilliance and purity with seductive scents of white fruit, citrus zest and spring flowers capped by a touch of spice. With some air, pastry-like notes add to its complex yet elegant fragrance, which remains essentially citrussy in character. On the palate, it reverberates with kinetic energy coursing through its crystalline and elongated structure, making this vintage Champagne seem a bit atypical for Salon. Indeed, this edition is supremely elegant and subtle to a degree that surpasses those of other recent vintages. Salon 2012 is a racy thoroughbred that will go the distance without effort, a telltale sign being its chalk-infused yet airborne finish. In time, it will in all likelihood merit the ultimate accolade of a 100-point score. Dosage: 6g/L. Disgorged: March 2021.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
9-11 weeks

Champagne 3x75cl 1 99 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,195.00

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