When you think of Champagne, you might associate it with happy moments that deserve to be celebrated with some fizz. But sometimes a particularly special occasion calls for a particularly special bottle…And we have a selection of Champagnes to get you daydreaming! We also have mature vintages from other, exceptional regions, as well as some wonderfully aged spirits.
Our choice of fine, vintage Champagnes is worth singling out. The 2000 Clos d’Ambonnay by Krug is head and shoulders above the rest: from a high-quality terroir on a plot of just 0.68 hectares of Pinot Noir, this Champagne is only produced in exceptional years. The rest of the time, it is blended with other cuvées of the same estate. Matured extensively in oak barrels, it presents a vinous, intense, and flavourful profile, bringing with it an excellent potential for ageing. We could call Bollinger’s Vieilles Vignes Françaises its alter ego, a blanc de noirs produced using non-grafted vines and worked by hand. To be discovered in its mythical 1990 and 2004 vintages. The best of Dom Pérignon has to be the 2ème Plénitude (P2) from 2002 or 1996, matured for more than 15 years. The presence of yet more exceptional cuvées will make yours a tricky choice: 2004 Clos du Mesnil, 2002 Bollinger RD, Louis Roederer Cristal in 2008, 2002, and 1997, Dom Ruinart in 1996 and 1998, as well as L’Amour de Deutz and William Deutz.
From Bordeaux, you’ll find some true icons from the 2000s: a 2000 Mouton-Rothschild, 2008 Lafite-Rothschild, 2001 Latour, 2005 Haut-Brion, 2000 Cheval-Blanc, and 2008 Margaux. Some of these are available in even older vintages for those of you who are looking for wines that have already evolved further. However, there is more to discover than premiers crus classés, and we especially love the 1990 Haut-Bailly, the 1990 La Lagune and the 2010 Domaine-de-Chevalier, all of which promise a superb tasting experience.
From Burgundy, we have some bottles that are ready to be opened and enjoyed, such as Coche-Dury’s 2009 Premier Cru Les Perrières, the 2001 Montrachet by Etienne Sauzet and Leroy’s 1992 Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaux-Monts, which should be tasting perfectly at the moment. In the same vein, Raveneau’s Chablis cuvées are absolutely sublime when mature, as they are here. Note that Leroy SA is well represented in this sale (1990 Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes, 1989 Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Chenevottes, 1972 Beaune Premier Cru Les Teurons…).
From the Rhône Valley, several fine Guigal cuvées await: Hermitage Ex Voto from 2007 and 2009, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis from 2004, 2006 and 2008, a 2004 La Turque and a 2008 Landonne. You will also find Côte-Rôties and Hermitages from Delas as well as Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Château de Beaucastel.
You should also think about our selection of fine, German Rieslings, like the 2003 Traiser Rotenfels Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Weingut Dr. Crusius and the 2003 Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Beerenauslese Weingut Dr. Crusius. From further afield, we have several Tokay cuvées from the Disnoko domain.
Finally, for fans of spirits, there is plenty to be happy about: 1943 Larressingle Très Vieil Armangac, Cognac Grande Champagne extra Delamain and a 1999 Rhum JM Très Vieux 15 Ans.
See the additions to our mature vintages