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Casanova - DOC Brut Swarovski Magnum

Italy - Sparkling wine produced with the Glera grape variety, native to the Treviso area. The wine pours a bright straw yellow colour, with some greenish hints. Intense flowery scents of acacia flowers and fruity scents of yellow apple. Good intensity. Fresh, pleasant and harmonious.

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Casanova - DOC Brut Swarovski

Italy - Sparkling wine produced with the Glera grape variety, native to the Treviso area. The wine pours a bright straw yellow colour, with some greenish hints. A lively perlage with intense flowery scents of acacia flowers and fruity scents of yellow apple. Good intensity. Fresh, pleasant and harmonious.

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Champagne

Veuve Clicquot - Yellow Label Methuselah

France - A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine. Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Yellow Label. Traditionally, the proportion of each grape variety used is : 50 to 55% Pinot Noir - 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier - 28 to 33% Chardonnay. These figures vary slightly from year to year according to conditions. The Chef de Caves has to achieve the total consistency of taste, which makes Yellow Label so immediately recognisable, so utterly reliable both in terms of quality, colour and bouquet. He will draw on priceless Reserve wines for the blend: from 25 to 35%, sometimes as much as 40% to ensure the continuity of the House style. Each of these older wines - perhaps 9 years old - is kept separately to preserve the unique qualities of the vineyard and the vintage. First, Yellow Label looks beautiful: golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing to the nose: initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle. The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with a symphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note distinct. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors - forcefulness and finesse - and to hold them in perfect balance. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.

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Louis Roederer - Cristal Rose 2008

France - The attack reveals an aromatic intensity with a remarkable fullness and the smooth, sweet flavours of white flowers, red fruits, caramel, and Tarte Tatin. The full, round, and refined texture in the initial attack, which is characteristic of the Louis Roederer Champagne House, is complemented by a winey-though not full-bodied-structure and a remarkable freshness, giving an impression of great finesse and strengthening the wines precision.

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Other

Penfolds Grange 2009

Other - This wine shows why Grange is revered the world over. Assertive and yet alluring, there are bright, juicy fruit flavours followed by delightfully perfumed aromatics and layers of dark chocolate, dried fruit and spice.

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Bollinger - La Grande Annee 2007

France - To the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wines maturity and Bollingers wine-making methods. To the nose: A first impression of fresh almonds, then yellow-flesh fruit aromas evoking peach and mango; toasted, roasted notes accompanied with dried citrus and pink grapefruit. On the palate: A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavours and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully refreshing finish. After bottling, cellar aging take place under a natural cork to protect from oxidation and to preserve the freshness of the wines, the bouquet and the clarity of aromas. Ageing on lees for 9 years.

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Veuve Clicquot - Yellow Label Jeroboam

France - A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine. Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Yellow Label. Traditionally, the proportion of each grape variety used is : 50 to 55% Pinot Noir - 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier - 28 to 33% Chardonnay. These figures vary slightly from year to year according to conditions. The Chef de Caves has to achieve the total consistency of taste, which makes Yellow Label so immediately recognisable, so utterly reliable both in terms of quality, colour and bouquet. He will draw on priceless Reserve wines for the blend: from 25 to 35%, sometimes as much as 40% to ensure the continuity of the House style. Each of these older wines - perhaps 9 years old - is kept separately to preserve the unique qualities of the vineyard and the vintage. First, Yellow Label looks beautiful: golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing to the nose: initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle. The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with a symphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note distinct. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors - forcefulness and finesse - and to hold them in perfect balance. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.

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Champagne

Laurent Perrier - Alexandra Rose 2004

France - The colour is a deepish salmon pink, reminiscent of a winter's sunset. The bead is fine and persistent. A complex and well-balanced nose that is reminiscent of orange peel and small red berry fruit. There are some lingering hints of yellow stone fruit (peaches and apricots) and it finishes with subtle mineral aromas. Full-bodied from the start, with clear flavours of black cherries. Powerful and long-lasting, with a finish that combines ripe red fruit with a firm grip. Excellent match with game birds and a cranberry or bilberry sauce and it has sufficient power and depth to go with even stronger flavours.

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White Sparkling

Dom Perignon Oenothèque 1995, Champagne

France - This is a Dom Perignon wine that has received an extended period of ageing on its lees, deep in the 'oenothèque' area of Moët & Chandon's cellars, and only released once deemed mature. The focused DP style is delivered here with greater intensity and power.

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Other

Château Leoville Las Cases

Other - It is massively concentrated with sweet confit-like blackcurrant and kirsch fruit overlaying mineral leafy edginess. It is wonderfully precise with immense purity, superb elegance and length. This can sit quietly in the cellar for 12 -15 years.

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Champagne

Laurent Perrier - Grand Siecle Magnum

France - Purchase Grand Siecle by Laurent-Perrier and receive a beautiful complimentary Grand Siecle notebook. The hard-backed A5 notebook features the Grand Siecle sun god emblem in silver on the front, silver edged pages and comes presented in a smart gift box. Launched in 1959, Grand Siecle is Laurent-Perrier's Prestige Cuvee, the prime example of the House's exacting standards and know-how. Its unique style combining finesse, power and balance is the outcome of blending the very best grapes from the most prestigious crus in wines from the best Laurent-Perrier vintage years. Grand Siecle expresses the quintessence of champagne and French refinement.

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Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame Rose 2004

France - Limited stock, changing to 2006 vintage soon. An extremely cold winter, with snow on the Montagne de Reims, gave way to an unexpected warm spell with moderate rain showers. A little frost was noted in the most vulnerable areas. Spring was early and wet, while May was particularly hot and dry. Rain at the end of June did not affect flowering, which took place under excellent, nearly heat wave, conditions. Rain and hot weather alternated at the beginning of summer, encouraging the vines to grow rapidly. August was dry and sunny, perfect for ripening the grapes. After a grey and cloudy two weeks at the beginning of September, the weather turned, providing the ideal dry climate to harvest the grapes, which were in superb condition. The basic blend is made up of 64% Pinot Noir grapes from the Grands Crus at Ay, in the Vallee de la Marne, and at Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims. The blend also includes 36% Chardonnay grapes from three Grands Crus: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Cote des Blancs. La Grande Dame 1998 has a pale gold colour with jade glints. The wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles. On the first nose, typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with the arrival of floral and mineral aromas (acacia, ferns, chalk). By agitating the wine, scents of candied fruit (citrusfruits, apricots, quince) and sweet almond emerge, to reappear later in the mouth. After rotating the wine for a few minutes more, rare notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs, are gradually unveiled. This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. On the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure, perfectly balanced with a delightful silky smoothness. La Grande Dame 1998, with its lacelike construction, has a long, lively, and structured finish. This wine has unbelievable ageing potential. The 1998 vintage of La Grande Dame, the quintessence of the Veuve Clicquot style, reaches a peak of refinement, without losing its legendary strength produced by a blend including nearly two-thirds of Pinot Noir.

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Champagne

Ace of Spades - Armand de Brignac Brut Gold

France - Armand de Brignac is a prestige Champagne produced by Champagne Cattier of Chigny-les-Roses, France. Armand de Brignac is marvellously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. It's sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with the wine's subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy and the palate has great depth and impact with a long and silky finish. A superb and singular example of a Prestige Champagne. Armand de Brignac is packaged in a stunning gold bottle originally developed by Cattier for the Andre Courreges fashion house. Cattier's gold bottle also made an appearance at Queen Elizabeth II of England's Golden Jubilee celebration. All labels for each bottle of Armand de Brignac are made of real pewter, polished and applied by hand. The exclusive Champagne has a high-profile fan base including actors Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, and athletes Roger Federer and Luis Figo.

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Bollinger - Special Cuvee Jeroboam

France - Following the harvest period, Bollinger's decisions on blending are not made before January. The blend for the Special Cuvee is an ideal version of the classic Champagne blend, using the different grapes of a given year from a variety of crus, with the addition of older, reserve wines. This blend necessarily incorporates subtle variations each year whilst remaining consistent to a style. It is, therefore, the hardest of all Bollinger to make. It contains the full expression of the Bollinger style and the House feels it should be judged on this - its benchmark wine. The denomination Special Cuvee was created in 1911. The idea came from William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult to simply call this great wine non vintage. The suggestion of naming it Special Cuvee was immediately approved by Monsieur Bollinger. A blend par excellence, the Special Cuvee is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be. It is, therefore, on this wine that the House of Bollinger shows how it is different from other Champagne Houses, asserts its qualitative policy and by which it asks to be judged. Madame Bollinger - I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty. 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier.

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Krug - Rose

France - Krug Rose is pure provocation - a sensual, extravagant champagne that seamlessly fuses the intensity and elegance of the Krug style with an excitement all its own. Krug Rose's pale pink-gold colour and exquisitely fragrant bouquet are the prelude to an abundance of fresh, exotic flavours. Wild berries, ginger, pepper, quince jelly and peony.

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Dom Perignon - Vintage Rose 2005

France - On the palate the wine has a bracing vinosity. Its initial richness expands and affirms itself, becoming more physical, powerful and structured. It has remarkable length in the mouth, with a touch of licorice and a backdrop of juicy, bitter blood orange. On the nose, tropical notes of guava and curry leaf melt away into more classical ones of zest and very ripe stone fruit. Cocoa and toasted spices complement the whole. Conditions suitable for making Dom Perignon white vintage do not guarantee the production of a rose. The pale salmon colour is achieved by the addition of still red pinot noir wine to a blend of still wines made from pinot noir and chardonnay. The pinot noir wine must be of exceptional quality. The inclusion of chardonnay is important to the character of Dom Perignon Rose, a vital ingredient in producing a wine of perfect balance. The two grapes together offer harmony and complexity which is less likely to be achieved in Champagne by either grape on its own. Dom Perignon Roses remain a rare commodity due to the small quantities available from each vintage year.

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Red Wine

Guado al Tasso - Matarocchio 2011

Italy - Very pure and composed, yet achingly beautiful in a demure, Cabernet kind of way. Understated yet dramatic presence on the palate, with great vividness and dimension, yet no tricks or undue fireworks. Seriously impressive wine.