Everyone needs bubbles for the holidays – get yours now, at ridiculously low prices, before the rush depletes our stocks!
Bollinger NV Special Cuvée – From the packaging to the aromatics, the petite bubbles to the palate and the cleansing finish, it is easy to see why 007 (James Bond) has always been attracted the Bollinger. POPPED and poured, aromatics of lemon zest, orange blossom, granny smith apple skin, hazelnut and hot buttered toast explode from the glass. The mouth-feel is, as it should be, crisp and clean. Toasted, buttered brioche, fresh apple and tarte tatin fills the palate, chased by citrus, honey and nutmeg. This is a wonderful, top shelf champagne at a silly price.
Its important not to forget just how great a food wine, good champagne can be. Tonight, we enjoyed this with pork loin, asparagus and olive oil and herb roast potatoes. It paired wonderfully well. At this price, I would tuck a few of these Bollinger bargain bubbles away for holiday dinner or that special weekend evening NOW before anyone else gets their hands on it! Andy, 92+ points (Wine Spectator, 93 points)
Bollinger NV Special Cuvée Sale $59.99 (Regularly $79.99) Save 25%. (Note Price correction)
2005 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut – “Vibrant and mouthwatering, this offers a range of patisserie pear and apple fruit, candied lemon zest, pastry dough and marzipan notes set on a finely detailed texture, which imparts a great deal of finesse. The lasting finish echoes a smoky mineral note. Drink now through 2025.” 94 Points Wine Spectator Sale $199 (Regularly $249.99)
2004 Dom Perignon – “There’s a sense of tension paired with grace in this deftly balanced version, with a rich and smoky vein of minerality underscoring the flavors of poached apple, honey, financier and sun-dried black cherry, showing hints of roasted almond, coffee liqueur and ground spice.” 95 Points Wine Spectator Sale $155.99
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs – Winemaker’s notes – “Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced, Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China.
The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release. While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass.”
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Bodegas Naveran Brut Cava 2010 – “The 2010 Cava Brut Vintage is a blend of 50% Xarello, 30% Macabeu and 20% Parellada grown at 400 meters and aged for 18 months on its lees. It has a vigorous mousse in the glass, while the nose is crisp and well-defined with attractive notes of white peach and honeysuckle. The palate is taut and crisp with a keen citric thread that leads to a fresh, green apple and apricot-tinged finish. This is good Cava at a great price. Drink now.” 90 Points The Wine Advocate
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Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry – Winemaker’s notes – A pleasing straw yellow with fine and persistent perlage, delicate floral essences and a pleasingly soft and velvety palate. A classic and always contemporary sparkling wine, suitable for all happy occasions. Appearance: pale straw-yellow with greenish tinges. Nose: pleasant, very elegant, never overpowering, full of consistently attractive nuances on a floral background. Palate: soft and velvety.
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NV Charles de Fere Rosé Reserve – Bright and ebullient with strawberry and subtle raspberries on a beautiful and palate-cleansing acidic frame. Fine, delicate bubbles of this dry rosé are embedded in a bright pink of fresh red berries with perhaps a hint of pale orange hue. The nose offers a perfume of ripe red strawberries and raspberries. The palate displays a great balance of fresh fruit and acidity resulting in a good crisp and lengthy finish that is a great companion for food.
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