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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,072.07
2008

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

The 2008 La Grande Année is another brilliant 2008 that delivers the goods. Straight-up awesome notes of stone fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and an incredible, liquid rock-like minerality all emerge from the glass, and it develops more nuance, spice, toasted bread, and an almost Alsatian Riesling-like petrol character over the course of the evening. It’s a full-bodied, rich, powerful Champagne, yet like the top 2008s, it has brilliant precision, purity, and focus. It’s unquestionably one of the finest versions of this cuvée ever produced, although it needs another 4-5 years of bottle age to hit prime time. It should keep for 3-4 decades. Bravo!
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Champagne 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,072.07
Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2008 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,516.68
2008

Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2008 (1x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2008 Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a total thrill to taste. Bright and finely sculpted, the VVF expresses all of the natural tension of the year in grand style. One moment it is the aromatics that are most captivating, then in another moment it is the wine's total balance that makes the strongest impression. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2008 VVF is one of those rare Champagnes than can hold the taster's attention for hours, or at least until the bottling is finished. Bollinger's tiny production Blanc de Noirs from ungrafted vines in two tiny plots totaling 0.36 hectares is truly mesmerizing in 2008. I can't wait to taste it next to some of the other iconic vintages. Harvest took place on September 18 and the wine was vinified entirely in new oak. Dosage is 6 grams per liter.
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Champagne 1x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,516.68
Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,036.07
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.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,036.07
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,210.07
2013

Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.
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Champagne 6x75cl 4 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,210.07
Vilmart Grand Cellier NV (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £236.58
NV

Vilmart Grand Cellier NV (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

Vibrant, finely cut acidity structures this seamlessly integrated version, backing layered flavors of poached apple, quince, honey, candied ginger, lemon zest and crème de cassis with hints of coconut and orchard blossom. Shows lovely texture and length.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 3 95 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £236.58
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £880.00
2008

Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

The 2008 La Grande Année is another brilliant 2008 that delivers the goods. Straight-up awesome notes of stone fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and an incredible, liquid rock-like minerality all emerge from the glass, and it develops more nuance, spice, toasted bread, and an almost Alsatian Riesling-like petrol character over the course of the evening. It’s a full-bodied, rich, powerful Champagne, yet like the top 2008s, it has brilliant precision, purity, and focus. It’s unquestionably one of the finest versions of this cuvée ever produced, although it needs another 4-5 years of bottle age to hit prime time. It should keep for 3-4 decades. Bravo!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £880.00
Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2008 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,095.00
2008

Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2008 (1x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2008 Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a total thrill to taste. Bright and finely sculpted, the VVF expresses all of the natural tension of the year in grand style. One moment it is the aromatics that are most captivating, then in another moment it is the wine's total balance that makes the strongest impression. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2008 VVF is one of those rare Champagnes than can hold the taster's attention for hours, or at least until the bottling is finished. Bollinger's tiny production Blanc de Noirs from ungrafted vines in two tiny plots totaling 0.36 hectares is truly mesmerizing in 2008. I can't wait to taste it next to some of the other iconic vintages. Harvest took place on September 18 and the wine was vinified entirely in new oak. Dosage is 6 grams per liter.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 1x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,095.00
Dom Perignon 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £850.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 3 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 2 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £850.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £995.00
2013

Louis Roederer Cristal 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

I've revisited Roederer's 2013 Cristal four times since I reviewed it in April of this year—including several times from my own cellar—and I had to admit that even my lavish praise didn't do it full justice. Combining the cool-vintage cut of 2008 with the more completely mature fruit of 2012, the 2013 Cristal might well be said to represent the perfect combination of the two from a purist's perspective. The wine unwinds in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers, almond paste and citrus oil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless and multidimensional palate that's intense but weightless, with racy acids, a pinpoint mousse and a long, penetrating finish. Drink the 2008 Cristal on its own, and you're unlikely—to put it mildly—to have any complaints; but compare it directly with the 2013 and you'll see Roederer's rapid progress in the vineyards writ large.
4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Champagne 6x75cl 4 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £995.00
Vilmart Grand Cellier NV (6x75cl)
In Bond: £180.00
NV

Vilmart Grand Cellier NV (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

Vibrant, finely cut acidity structures this seamlessly integrated version, backing layered flavors of poached apple, quince, honey, candied ginger, lemon zest and crème de cassis with hints of coconut and orchard blossom. Shows lovely texture and length.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 3 95 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £180.00

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