2002 Roederer Cristal
Cristal's 2002 flaunts a combination of sleek finesse and layered, multifaceted complexity that's absolutely magical.
For me, any vintage of Cristal Rosé is one of Champagne's greatest wines. The 2012 is simply brilliant.
It is an utterly beautiful wine delivering finesse, length, and delicacy.
Diebolt-Vallois is a long-standing benchmark in Champagne.
The impressive list of world-class restaurants where their cuvée Prestige is poured by the glass drives home how impressive this Champagne is.
This is our pick for value-driven summer refreshment. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better summer sipper for the price. With the unofficial start of summer less than a week away, this seemed like the perfect time to offer the wine.
Force, power, rigor, minerality. And yes, we are talking about a wine with over three decades of age. It’s been well over a year since Florian Lauer released any Reserve sparkling wines from his cold cellars in the Saar. As one of the most lavish, plush and powerful sparkling wines we’ve ever had from him, the 1987 has been worth the wait.
After working with Anselme Selosse, Alexandre Chartogne returned to his family's domaine and quickly started focusing on very limited single vineyard releases.
Catching a bottle of Laval in the zone will make you a convert for life. Out of Laval's line-up, it's the Les Chenes that's delivered the most often and in the biggest ways.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most anticipated 2008 Champagne releases. Clos des Goisses is an absolutely unique experience of straining mineral power and aristocratic breeding. It is easily among the longest lived, most complicated and most mind-bendingly mineral wines in all of Champagne.
Every time that we offer Ulysse Collin's Maillons, it sells out in a flash.
At age 21, Prevost inherited his grandmother's 2.2 hectares of Meunier vines in an obscure corner of France. In seemingly no-time, Prevost gained a cult following and finding his wine became an adventure.
Agrapart's Champagnes are some of the most rivetingly precise and refined expressions of Chardonnay anywhere. Vénus is their top cuvée, and it takes the theme of elegance and kinetic, chalky minerality that runs through the line-up to an ultra-compelling conclusion.
It's impossible not to take notice of Ulysse Collin's Champagnes, especially the recent releases. They can nearly overwhelm the senses with their multi-dimensional complexity that seems to hit you from every angle.