- Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV 375ml Product #29813 (In Stock)
It's been a few years, but Wine Spectator's review of the 2012 edition holds true for the current release as well!
"This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant, but with good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish." [For the 2012 release]Wine Spectator 92 points
- Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V 375ml Product #30399 (In Stock)
After 300 years of growing and making Champagne in Bouzy, the Vesselle family has mastered the art of making rich, toasty, wines with creamy textures and pure, fresh, finishes. This 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%) aged 30 months on the lees following secondary fermentation.
A smoky, toasty, nose shows hints of strawberry, pear and spice. Then fresh and very pure in the mouth with red berry fruit, pear, spice and plenty of toast, biscuit and brioche. Perfect balance on the palate through the long, creamy, finish that lingers on and on. This is delicious to just drink but will work beautifully at table, too.
"Powerful, vinous and beautifully resonant, Vesselle's NV Brut Réserve hits all the right notes. The richness and radiance that make Bouzy Champagnes so compelling comes through in spades. Rich red stone fruit, spice, leather and lightly honeyed notes all form a super-attractive fabric of aromas and flavors in this deep, intensely satisfying NV Champagne. What a gorgeous wine this is." Vinous (Galloni) 92 points
- Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Product #26688 (In Stock)
A terrific bottle of classic and classy real Champagne, priced to share with a crowd. It’s a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Chardonnay, and the majority of red grapes give it a richness and depth you certainly wouldn’t expect at this price. When it made it's US debut back in 2012, Wine Spectator rated it 92 points, saying: "Offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish." And, the Washington Post added: "Wow. What a terrific champers for the money."
This season’s release is every bit as fine, with plenty of rich, toasty notes, generous apple and light red berry fruit, a dash of ginger, and a clean, crisp, nutty, finish. Real Champagne at a Cava/Cremant price. Stock-up now!