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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut

Laurent-Perrier are one of only a few houses with such a high reputation for their sparkling rosé production. Tasting this for the first time in too, too long, we now understand the pourquoi of it more completely. Produce of 100% Pinot Noir fruit from 10 different crus mainly in the Montagne de Reims, the wine demonstrates a brilliant array of pinks in color like some of those available in the finest 'city of the violet crown' sunsets; alluringly fresh and decidedly red berry fruits on the nose; Henry noted crunchy red fruits on the palate, too, and a blood orange like citrus quality; Ian noted a saline and citrus quality; and there is an overarching sense of equilibrium with this wine that makes it a most affable and quaffable affair, finishing with a flourish of freshness and flavor. Strange as it may seem for us to say, pink Champagne is no sure thing. Champagne Laurent‑Perrier, on the other hand, make it look like une promenade dans le parc. Laissez couler le Champagne rosé!

$87.50 the bottle  $446.28 the case of 6
$217.50 the 1.5-litre magnum  $554.64 the case 3



Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée

Champagne Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut

Characterized by a high proportion of Chardonnay which provides a natural purity, freshness and elegance, Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée is produce of about 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier from somewhere near 50 individual crus, with an average échelle des crus rating of 94% and with up to 30% of reserve wines, ensuring a balance and certain consistency of style. Notably, 750ml bottles are aged for a minimum of 4 years, magnums for 5 years prior to release. Pale golden in colour with a steady flow of fine and persistent bubbles; delicate yet complex aromas hint at a fine brioche just in the oven, moist kimmeridgian limestone (imagine summer rainfall on crushed oyster shells), candied citrus peel and white orchard fruits (Laurent-Perrier themselves note peche de vigne); ample and keenly balanced on the tongue with mouthwatering stone-infused toast and white fruit flavors that emerge through the refreshing froth on the tongue, finishing hyper-fresh, open, expressive and just deliciously.

$57.50 the bottle  $293.28 the case of 6
$29.99 the 375ml half-bottle  $305.88 the case of 12
$142.50 the 1.5-litre magnum  $363.39 the case 3



2013 Champagne Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil

2013 Champagne Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil

The 2013 is the most powerful, dense young Salon I have ever tasted. Champagne of mind-bending complexity, the 2013 possesses tremendous mid-palate intensity and power from the very first taste. Lemon confit, dried flowers, mint and a touch of brioche appear first, followed by light tropical accents that add an exotic flair. Imagine the sizzling energy of the 2008 and the persistence of 2004, with more mid-palate richness and riper fruit. Two-thousand thirteen was a cool, late ripening year. Harvest started at the beginning of October under sunny, dry days and cool nights, conditions that have not been seen since then. Readers will find a spectacular, modern Salon endowed with tremendous depth and very little of the youthful austerity that once defined Champagnes from cooler years here. The 5.5 grams per liter of dosage is perfectly judged. In a word: Magnificent. Drink 2023‑2043. Rated 99. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com March, 2023

$1,200.00 the bottle  $3,060.00 the case



Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Produce of 100% Chardonnay from grand cru vineyards near Le Mesnil sur Oger, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs — holy ground for lovers of the finest Champagne. This bottling represents some 2⁄3 of the production of the very well-run cooperative that is Champagne Le Mesnil. Brilliant white-gold in color, this Brut Blanc de Blancs has a lovely harmony of elements, fresh and most enticing and inviting aromas suggestive of melon, cool of the morning grape plucked from the vine, buttered biscuit and flower pollen; nice medium-full mousse, then expansive on the tongue and supremely flavorful, its crisp fresh chalky dry finish just begging another delicious pull.

$42.50 the bottle  $433.56 the case
$24.99 the 375ml half-bottle  $254.88 the case of 12
$95.00 the 1.5-litre magnum  $484.50 the case 6



Champagne Palmer Brut Réserve

Champagne Palmer Brut Réserve

Produced from about 1⁄2 Chardonnay, 1⁄3 Pinot Noir and the balance Pinot Meunier from a selection of the most prestigious terroirs in Champagne with premier and grand crus from the Montagne de Reims predominating and making their distinctive mark. A significant proportion of from 30% to 40% reserve wines contributes a rare fullness and maturity. Brilliant light lemon yellow/platinum in color with an abundance of vibrant bubbles shimmering upward; fine and discreet aromas suggest citrus blossom, citrus preserve, lightly toasted baguette and chalky stone; fine, gently frothy on entry, then building to full, round and chalky dry with a zesty lemony tang of mouthwatering refreshingness and full mineral vibrancy and satisfying potency.

$50.00 the bottle  $255.00 the case of 6



Champagne Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée

Champagne Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée

If ever there were a Champagne a meal unto itself, Bollinger would be the one. And their Brut Special Cuvée is the purest expression of the style of Champagne Bollinger. Produce of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier; luminous yellow/gold in color; noticeably and reliably rich and toasty on the nose with nuance of citrus peel and buttered biscuit; full-bodied and dry, frothy and toasty on the tongue with bold, sumptuous and satisfying depth of flavor. Mais oui, c'est Bollinger!

$80.00 the bottle  $408.00 the case of 6



Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur

Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur

Champagne Ayala was established in Aÿ in 1860 in the heart of the vineyards of Champagne. Independent and family‑owned, it is still today an archetype of a great and historic house, producing top quality sparkling wines which are enjoyed throughout the world for their freshness and elegance. Produce of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, Champagne Ayala's calling card Brut Majeur offers aromas suggesting oven-fresh buttered biscuit with a dash of the best lemon curd, crisp green apple and le miel de fleurs blanches all on a backdrop of wine-moistened chalk; ample on entry, round, tactile, with presence and power in reserve but retaining a certain lightness of being, then crisp and chalky dry with flavors a delicate reprise of its alluring aromatic sweep.

$57.50 the bottle  $586.56 the case



2013 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Grands Crus

2013 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Grands Crus

The 2013 Comtes de Champagne captures all the pedigree of this great vintage in its energy, depth and vibrancy. Lemon confit, dried flowers, chamomile, spice and crushed rocks all race across the palate. Passionfruit, ginger, marzipan and mint appear later, filling out the layers beautifully. Harvest took place in October in what has become the exception rather than the norm in Champagne. Drink 2023‑2043. Rated 98. ‑ Antonio Galloni, vinous.com March, 2023

$250.00 the bottle  $1,275.00 the case of 6



Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française

Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française

Taittinger utilize some 40% of Chardonnay fruit in crafting their maison Brut La Française, lending a certain refinement to the wine, characteristic of the house style. Subtle, pale gold in color with a fine steady bead of ultra fine bubbles; delicate lemon and limestone aromas, with nuance of stone fruits and pastry dough; a fine froth broadens out balanced and well-rounded, almost spherical on the tongue with delicate toast and citrus flavors; finishing deliciously crisp and dry. Très élégant, trés raffiné, très Taittinger!

$50.00 the bottle  $255.00 the case of 6



Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

In the year 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon were married, following which they decided to found Maison Billecart‑Salmon in Mareuil‑sur‑Aÿ, the family’s home town. Subsequently, Nicolas François joined forces with Louis Salmon, his wife’s brother. He oversaw all the commercial activity whilst his brother‑in‑law, who was passionate about oenology, dedicated himself to the creation of the wines. In the 1970s, Jean Roland‑Billecart began to pursue the production of a Brut Rosé, his objective to create a Champagne pale in colour with flavour distinguished by its freshness and subtle notes of red berries. The gamble paid off and their Brut Rosé has since become the flagship cuvée of the house. And Champagne Billecart‑Salmon Brut Rosé is now long a favorite of our discerning clientèle. Attractive copper pink to silver at the rim in color with cool come hither aromas suggestive of fresh berries and cream, a hint of wintergreen and toasted baguette; an immediate presence on the tongue, ample in body and nicely rounded with a generous froth engaging, almost embracing the palate; chalky dry and intensely fresh and flavorful to the finish, an absolute joy of a sparkling wine.

$100.00 the bottle  $1,020.00 the case

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2015 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Cristal

2015 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Cristal

Cristal is the flagship cuvée of Champagne Louis Roederer, originally created by Louis Roederer, II at the urging of the Tsar‑Alexander,‑II of Russia in 1876. It is composed of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay fruit sourced from 45 lieux‑dits in the 7 grands crus of Verzenay, Verzy, Beaumont‑sur‑Vesle, Ay, Avize, Mesnil‑sur‑Oger and Cramant; aromas redolent of grape and chalky soils and raw breed; potent and impactful from the get‑go, tightly wound, chalky dry, spherical in shape, again, potent and impactful on the palate long on the finish.

$400.00 the bottle  $2,040.00 the case of 6



Champagne J. Lassalle Brut Préférence 1er Cru

Champagne J. Lassalle Brut Préférence 1er Cru

Jules Lassalle established this family-owned Champagne house in 1942 in the village of Chigny-les-Roses in the Montagne de Reims. A master of his craft, he established a signature style of elegant, tightly knit wines with a certain ampleur. When he passed away in 1982 his wife, Olga, and their daughter, Chantal Decelle-Lassalle, stepped in and took over the estate, upholding Jules’ high standards and progressively pushing the domaine to the next level. In 2006 Chantal’s daughter, Angéline Templier, joined the estate as winemaker. Their tradition of "une femme, un esprit, un style" remains. The intrepid wine explorer, Kermit Lynch, was the first to begin importing such artisanal, grower Champagne some 50(ish) years ago in the 1970s. Produce of approximately 60% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from 16 hectares of vines on average 50 years of age near Chigny‑lès‑Roses in the Montagne de Reims. Shimmering platinum/gold (Andrea's keen sight picked up rose/gold) in color with a wealth of steady, exuberant tiny bubbles that form a halo at the surface in our favorite Champagne glass; ultra-fresh aromas suggestive of orchard fruits in the cool of a late summer's morning at 45°‑plus North (Glenn also noted suggestion of peach cobbler just in the oven); pristine, laser-like focus on the tongue, supremely balanced with both nerve and grace and flavors that discreetly reprise those fresh orchard fruit aromas and maybe add a little citrus, reflecting the magic of grapes grown on those hallowed chalky soils; all said, this is a stimulating, wholly refreshing and mouthwateringly delicious bubbly.

$50.00 the bottle  $510.00 the case

- with information paraphrased from the importer, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


More Champagne

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750   Ayala, Champagne L. Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur $57.50
12 750   Barnaut, Champagne Champagne Barnaut Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru Bouzy $67.50
6 750   Besserat de Bellefon, Champagne Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Brut Cuvée des Moines Bleu $55.00
6 750   Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve $60.00
6 750 2016 Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Vintage $112.50
12 750   Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé $100.00
12 375   Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé $62.50
3 1500   Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé $225.00
12 750   Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $100.00
6 750 2012 Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis Salmon $225.00
3 1500 2012 Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis Salmon $475.00
6 750 2009 Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis Salmon $225.00
6 750   Bollinger, Champagne Champagne Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée $80.00
6 750 2014 Bollinger, Champagne Champagne Bollinger Brut Grande Année $200.00
3 750 2008 Bollinger, Champagne Champagne Bollinger Extra Brut R. D. $400.00
6 750   Calsac, Champagne Étienne Champagne Étienne Calsac Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs L'échappée Belle $62.50
6 750   Canard-Duchêne, Champagne Champagne Canard-Duchêne Brut Nature Millésime "V" $100.00
6 750   Forget-Chemin, Champagne Champagne Forget-Chemin Extra Brut 1er Cru Marie-Forget $95.00
6 750 2016 Fresnet-Juillet, Champagne Champagne Fresnet-Juillet Brut Special Club Grand Cru $187.50
6 750   Gardet, Champagne Champagne Gardet Brut $45.00
12 750   Gerbais, Champagne Pierre Champagne Pierre Gerbais Beauregard Rosé de Saignee $95.00
12 750   Gerbais, Champagne Pierre Champagne Pierre Gerbais Extra Brut Champ Voile $95.00
12 750   Gerbais, Champagne Pierre Champagne Pierre Gerbais Extra Brut Les Grandes Côtes $95.00
6 750   Godmé, Champagne Sabine Champagne Sabine Godmé Extra Brut Terre de Verzenay Grand Cru $62.50
6 750   Gonet, Champagne Philippe Champagne Philippe Gonet Extra Brut 3210 Blanc de Blancs $85.00
6 750   Gratien, Champagne Alfred Champagne Alfred Gratien Brut $57.50
6 750 2015 Gratien, Champagne Alfred Champagne Alfred Gratien Brut Cuvée Paradis $125.00
6 750   Hervieux-Dumez, Champagne Champagne Hervieux-Dumez Brut Nature 1er Cru Les Grains Blancs Nature $95.00
12 750   Lassalle, Champagne J. Champagne J. Lassalle Brut Cuvée Préférence $50.00
6 750 2011 Lassalle, Champagne J. Champagne J. Lassalle Brut 1er Cru Cuvée Angeline $125.00
12 750 2011 Lassalle, Champagne J. Champagne J. Lassalle Brut Blanc de Blancs Millésime $112.50
6 750   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Rosé $87.50
3 1500   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Cuvée Rosé $212.50
6 750   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée $57.50
12 375   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée $29.99
3 1500   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut La Cuvée $142.50
3 750   Laurent-Perrier, Champagne Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée Iteration № 26 $275.00
12 750   Legras & Haas, Champagne Champagne Legras & Haas Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Chouilly $62.50
12 750   Liébart-Régnier, Champagne Champagne Liébart-Régnier Brut Les Sols Bruns $42.50
6 750 2018 Lilbert-Fils, Champagne Champagne Lilbert-Fils Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cramant $125.00
12 750   Lilbert-Fils, Champagne Champagne Lilbert-Fils Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cramant $75.00
12 750   Mesnil, Champagne Le Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $42.50
12 375   Mesnil, Champagne Le Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $24.99
6 1500   Mesnil, Champagne Le Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $95.00
12 750   Moncuit, Champagne Pierre Champagne Pierre Moncuit Brut Blanc de Blancs Hugues de Coulmet Grand Cru $62.50
12 750   Moncuit, Champagne Pierre Champagne Pierre Moncuit Brut Blanc de Blancs Pierre Moncuit-Delos Grand Cru $67.50
6 750   Palmer & Co, Champagne Champagne Palmer & Co Brut Réserve $50.00
6 750   Ployez-Jacquemart, Champagne Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Extra Quality $57.50
6 750 2015 Roederer, Champagne Louis Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Cristal $400.00
6 750   Saint-Chamant, Champagne Champagne Saint-Chamant Brut Blanc de Blancs Carte d'Or $67.50
6 750 2011 Saint-Chamant, Champagne Champagne Saint-Chamant Brut Cuvée de Chardonnay $100.00
6 750   Salmon, Champagne Alexandre Champagne Alexandre Salmon Brut Blanc de Noirs $107.50
6 750   Salmon, Champagne Alexandre Champagne Alexandre Salmon Brut Rosé $107.50
6 750 2015 Salmon, Champagne Alexandre Champagne Alexandre Salmon Brut Nature Special Club Millésime $207.50
12 750   Savès, Champagne Camille Champagne Camille Savès Brut Rosé Grand Cru Bouzy $72.50
12 750   Sélèque, Champagne J. M. Champagne J. M. Sélèque Extra Brut Solessence $75.00
12 750   Suenen, Champagne Aurelien Champagne Aurelien Suenen Extra Brut C+C Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $157.50
12 750 2017 Suenen, Champagne Aurelien Champagne Aurelien Suenen Extra Brut La Grande Vigne Montigny-Sur-Vesle Pinot Meunier $127.50
12 750 2017 Suenen, Champagne Aurelien Champagne Aurelien Suenen Extra Brut La Cocluette Oiry Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $267.50
12 750 2017 Suenen, Champagne Aurelien Champagne Aurelien Suenen Extra Brut Les Robarts Cramant Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru $342.50
6 750   Taittinger, Champagne Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française $50.00
6 750 2013 Taittinger, Champagne Champagne Taittinger Brut Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne $250.00
6 750 2008 Thiénot, Champagne Champagne Thiénot Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Stanislas $125.00

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


Coteaux Champenois

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2018 Lassalle, Champagne J. Champagne J. Lassalle Coteaux Champenois Rouge Chigny Les Roses $80.00
6 750 2020 Salmon, Alexandre Alexandre Salmon Coteaux Champenois Blanc Les Grêves $157.50
6 750 2018 Salmon, Champagne Alexandre Champagne Alexandre Salmon Coteaux Champenois Rouge Le Bouxin $157.50

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.

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