Delamotte – Extended Tirage Masterpieces
Delamotte is best known as the more affordable arm of Salon—the original luxury-collectible single vineyard Blanc de Blancs from Le Mesnil. While that’s understandable, it tends to ignore the fact that Delamotte is a Champagne house of not in its own right (it’s much easier for other merchants to shout “Salon for $$” than to sell the Champagne on its own merit). If one were making a case for Delamotte as a great producer on their own, you could look no further than their “Collection” wines.
These are the peak of the Delamotte range, held on the lees longer and disgorged late to capture the full glory of mature Champagne. They have the racy brightness of their Cote de Blancs origins balanced against toasty, rich flavors that only come with age.
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2008 La Grande Dame
Veuve Clicquot’s Top Wine in a Top Vintage
“To me,  is one of the best of the last 20 to 30 years” – Dominique Demarville, Chef de Cave of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardan
The 2008 La Grande Dame looks to be a classic, and lovers of the style will want to pre-order now and stock up. It is the top vintage since the ’02 (and possibly since ’96—only time will tell). 2008 was a smaller harvest than normal (see: the pitifully small quantity of 2008 Salon, for example), yet yielded exceptionally high quality wines and so it seems unlikely this vintage will be offered for as long as the ’06 or ’04. The Wine Spectator was enamored by the vintage… Read the rest
Thursday, December 27th
Electrifying Deal on Dom Perignon Re-Arriving Monday!
Just in time for New Year’s we’re bringing in a limited supply of six-packs of the Dom Perignon 2009 and offering it to you at an incredible deal.
Case-6 Dom Perignon Millesime Brut, Champagne 2009 750ML ($999.95) Buy Now: $769 pre-arrival special (that’s only $128.17/bottle!)
Case-3 Dom Perignon Millesime Brut, Champagne 2009 750ML ($499.95) Buy Now: $399 pre-arrival special (that’s only $133/bottle!)
James Suckling 97 points “This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy.… Read the rest
2006 Dom Perignon
At the Lowest Price in the Country
Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne 2006 750ML ($189.95) Buy Now: $138 special
Case-6 Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne 2006 750ML ($899.95) Buy Now: $779 special (that’s only $129.83/bottle!)
Antonio Galloni 97 points “The 2006 Dom Perignon is a beautifully balanced, harmonious Dom Perignon that strikes an incredibly appealing stylistic middle ground. Rich, voluptuous and creamy, the 2006 shows off fabulous intensity in a style that brings together the ripeness of 2002 with the greater sense of verve and overall freshness that is such a signature of the 2004. Bass notes and a feeling of phenolic grip on the finish recall the 2003, as the Pinot Noir is particularly expressive today. After an irregular summer that saw elevated temperatures in July followed by cooler, damp conditions in August, more favorable weather returned in September, pushing maturation ahead and leading to a long, protracted harvest.… Read the rest