The timeless magicof Champagne!

Fois gras, caviar, oysters, crayfish...all are enhanced by the presence of champagne: the festive season at the end of the year announces the hours of excess and pleasure. It's always a magical time to which an excellent cuvée obviously lends the defining touch. To thank ones hosts or to delight ones guests, one chooses a champagne of distinction, to sparkle all night. So... happy festivities!
2018-12-03
Wine Review

CHAMPAGNE BILLECART-SALMON

Brut Sous Bois

Brut Sous Bois is a champagne made from 3 main grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. It displays great character and expressiveness and a golden colour studded with fine and regular bubbles. On the nose, an intense, concentrated and rich cuvée. It is a champagne that evokes at first, dried citrus and white fruits and then the notes are rounder and more complex, with a light touch of vanilla. On the palate, it offers a very elegant, silky and creamy texture; freshness and power mingle gracefully with lightly toasted notes. Pair beautifully with a langoustine tartar with oysters, turkey with morels, or Comté cheese.

CHAMPAGNE BRUNO PAILLARD

Dosage:Zero.

This is the second attempt by the House to elaborate a sugar-free style. The colour is golden and brilliant, with a fine and abundant effervescence. The aromas are delicate and plentiful; citrus, apple, fresh raspberry, dried fruit (dried apricot and fig confit) explode in the mouth. Excellent persistence, without insistence, the abundant dried fruit alternates with lime tones. Very dry finish, but without sharp edges.

CHAMPAGNE DEUTZ

Amour de Deutz Rosé, 2008

Deutz 2008 vintage is one of the most beautiful in recent years in Champagne. A mild and rainy winter followed by a mild spring and an especially beautiful month of September giving superb grapes to the harvest. The Chardonnay, lively and fine, offers a very nice minerality, while the Pinots Noir are distinguished by fruitiness and vinosity. The delicate pink gold colour is animated by a lively effervescence. The nose is dominated by aromas of red fruits. Raspberry, strawberry and gooseberry combine to deliver a sumptuous fragrance in which notes of vanilla mingle. The mouth is reminiscent of the gourmet fragrances found on the nose. A perfect balance between power and delicacy. Pair beautifully with a gourmet aperitif or an exotic Bûche de Noel.

CHAMPAGNE POL ROGER

Sir Winston Churchill, 2006

The Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée from Maison Pol Roger is a tribute to the famous politician, elaborated in the style of Champagnes that Churchill loved, robust and mature. Composed of grapes from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grands Crus, this champagne is only produced during the great vintages. Vintage Sir Winston Churchill 2006 is adorned in a golden yellow colour. The bubbles are of infinite finesse. The nose reveals a complex aromatic richness, dominated by scents of dried fruits and honey. On the palate, it is a wine that offers a beautiful freshness, balanced structure and round ripe citrus aromas, all enhanced with a lingering finish. Exquisite with sweetbread and morels, feathered game, aged Parmigiano cheese.

CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER

Comte de Champagne, 2007

Taittinger's 2007 Comte de Champagne is a delicate, fine champagne with generous aromas. It is made entirely from Chardonnay issued from the five villages of the Côte des Blanc classified Grands Crus: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. A small part of the wines (5%) is aged in new oak barrels adding a touch of complexity. The Comte de Champagne 2007 has spent around ten years in the cellars, producing a golden colour with green highlights. The bubbles are fine and persistent. On the nose, delicate notes of white flowers, supported by a touch of minerality. On the palate, the attack is lively, immediately evoking citrus fruits, marked by a hint of salinity. Then a beautiful feeling of freshness follows. It is a round and mature wine, delicious with lightly cured meat, veal and poultry as well as fruit salad and berry desserts.

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