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Celebratory and luxurious, a bottle of Champagne makes a wonderful present. Choose from famous names, our own Grand Cru or Growers’ Champagnes.

 

 

Description

Moët & Chandon Impérial NV is the world's most popular champagne: a guaranteed classic produced in astonishing numbers with remarkable consistency year upon year, batch upon batch. Production reached such a immense volume, the House had to invest in a new state-of-the-art winery designed solely for Moët Impérial NV. The most automated cellar in the region uses super modern equipment and winemaking innovations not seen anywhere else in the world. First introduced in the 1860s, Brut Impérial NV is an assemblage of over two hundred crus with around 20-30% carefully selected reserve wines added to complete the prestige blend.

Characteristics

TERROIRS

  • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (35%) Pinot Meunier (35%) Chardonnay (30%)

    WINEMAKING 

    • NON VINTAGE
    • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
    • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
    • DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)

      TASTING

      • PAIRINGS : Ideal for aperitif
      • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 8°C
        Ratings
        • Bettane & Desseauve 16/20
        • Gault & Millau 15 / 20 
        • Jancis Robinson 16.5 / 20 
        • Le Point 15.5 / 20
        • Parker 86 / 100
        • Revue du Vin de France 14 / 20
        • Wine Spectator 91 / 100

        Dom Perignon : Vintage 2006 P1 with Gift Box

        by Dom Perignon
        Save $29.00
        $248.00
        $219.00

        Description

        2006 was climatically irregular and, taken as a whole, hot and dry.

        The cellar-based ripening of the 2006 vintage was very slow. For a long time, the wine was largely dominated solely by the fruit's ripeness. It was not until 2015 that the comprehensiveness and harmony of its first plénitude was finally revealed.

        Dom Pérignon 2006 is superlative, luminous and glorious. Its original generosity - ample and tactile - is enhanced by a clear structure that gives it freshness and precision.

        ON THE NOSE

        The immediate impression is of the mildness of the pure, airy, bright bouquet. A floral, fruity pastel tone then unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice.

        ON THE PALATE

        The wine’s opulence – contained and succulent, round at heart – reveals itself on the palate. The envelope slides and stretches, and the wine becomes more complex and edgy, silkier than it is creamy. The whole eventually melts into an exquisite bitterness tinged with the briny taste of the sea.

        FOOD PAIRING

        Sicilian olive oil embraces the incomparable sensual note of Dom Pérignon. When the wine makes contact with this low acidity, brilliance, and unctuous substance, it reveals Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006's silky curves, seamless voluptuousness and creaminess, brightened by vegetal notes.

        Characteristics

        TERROIRS

        • GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (54%) Chardonnay (46%)
        • SCALE OF CRU : Grand cru

            WINEMAKING 

            • VINTAGE : 2006
            • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
            • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
            • DOSAGE : Extra Brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

              TASTING

              • PAIRINGS : Can accompany a whole meal
              • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 8°C
                Ratings
                • Bettane & Desseauve 18.5/20
                • Parker 96 / 100
                • Revue du Vin de France 16 / 20
                • Richard Juhlin 97 / 100
                Chateau du Tariquet, Armagnac XO Carafe

                The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 15 years.

                Grapes: Ugni-blanc 60% Baco 40%

                An intense bouquet, steeped with the aromas of freshly baked bread, toast and underlying candied fruit. Fresh, supple and well-rounded on the palate, revealing a subtle union of vanilla oak and fruit. Good length, with the aromas of dried fruit and toast on the finish.

                S de Salon 2006

                S de Salon 2006

                by Salon
                $598.00
                Description

                Salon 2006, a great vintage with a tremendous future ahead!

                First of all, just wait. Once Salon 2006 has been uncorked, leave it a little while, to breathe, to open out!!

                Matching Salon 2006 to food is a sensual delight: from slices of Iberico ham to an ultra-dark chocolate tart, truffled mash, or even sublime truffled eggs, a carpaccio of tuna.

                EYE: Shimmering golden colour, glinting silver and green. The never-ending bubbles, so tiny, setting free the familiar betwitching scents of Salon in its first flush.
                NOSE: Notes of white flowers, citrus zest, lightly toasted brioche. Then the glass fills magically with autumnal tones, fresh hazelnuts, praline, dried apricot, ripe yellow fruits.
                MOUTH:
                A romantic of the highest order, Salon 2006 embodies the carefree spirit of youth, tempered by experience. And there lies its true enigma and charm. To know restraint but be generous, to combine lightness with solidity. This sense of duality is confirmed in the impeccable palate structure. Simultaneously rich and incisive, with the fine linear acidity to permit cellaring for 30 years, Salon 2006 has a long future ahead.

                Characteristics

                TERROIRS

                • GRAPE VARIETIES : Chardonnay (100%)
                • TERROIRS : Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
                • SCALE OF CRU : Grand Cru

                  WINEMAKING 

                  • VINTAGE : 2006
                  • OAK AGED : Aged in vats
                  • DOSAGE : Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

                    TASTING

                    • PAIRINGS : Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal
                    • SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 11°C
                      Ratings

                      The Frapin Cigar Blend Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac has been, as the name suggests, created specifically to pair with your favorite cigar.  This XO quality, Grande Champagne Cognac is a single estate reserve, made from eaux-de-vie grown on the Frapin Estate.

                      It's a powerful yet harmonious Cognac, that delights with the complexity of its flavors.  Think candied apricots, cigar box, and a subtle yet noticable hint of old port.  And of course, as one would expect from a Cognac of this quality, the much desired 'rancio' that only occurs in after many years of aging.  And we have to say, it has a finish that's almost miraculous in terms of length...  All in all, a wonderful Cognac that's perfect for the purpose in which its intended.  

                      Tasting review:

                      Eye: Warm mahogany with copper highlights

                      Nose:  Wild flowers, hawthorn, old port, cigar box

                      Palate:  A complex harmony of flavors, hints of vanilla, walnuts, haselnuts, dried fruits, dried flowers, subtle port, and rancio.

                      Deliciously long and satisfying finish.

                      Cognac Frapin 1270 with Gift Box - Grande Champagne - 70 Cl - 40% Vol.

                      by Chateauasia.com
                      Save $26.20
                      $119.00
                      $92.80

                       

                      VIP XO comes from the house of Frapin and is a blend with eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne area. This VIP XO 700ml decanter was redesigned in 2016, and we really like the new packaging and decanter design. 

                      VIP XO has pleasant floral notes and a beautiful aromatic complexity punctuated with subtle woody touches. An overall elegance typical of aged Cognacs from Grande Champagne. The bouquet is fruity (mirabelle plum), and also evokes spices (nutmeg). Palate : Its power in the mouth comes as a surprise. VIP XO offers a palette of flavours, revealing in turn chocolate notes, dried fruit, candied fruit, and gingerbread. 

                      Tasting Notes

                      With a golden color, this XO presents an elegance, continuing with the nose: Complex, spicy and floral. In the mouth: Rather smooth and fine. Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master of Frapin states: "This is a rich, complex and evolving cognac in which everyone will find their own aromatic references." 

                      Extra Frapin Grande Champagne is an old Cognac, with eaux-de-vie up to 40 and 50 years old. The grapes come from the first growing area of the Cognac region. Its at 40% ABV and comes in a 700 ml bottle. Also exists as 50 ml bottle, if you want to give it a try. The number of bottles is limited, and individually numbered.

                      Tasting Notes

                      On the nose: Direct vanilla, some dry fruits and light flowers. In the mouth: Very round and with a long finish.

                       

                      If you're on the hunt for an uber-high quality, rare Cognac, the the Frapin Cuvee Plume Cognac certainly ticks the boxes.  Created from a blend of around 20 exclusive Ugni Blanc eaux-de-vie grown within their own vines - and all from the Grande Champagne terroir.  It took over 6 decades for the wine to age within the century old barrels with Frapin's cellars - only then were they deemed ready to woven into the art for that is this top notch Cognac.

                      Produced in a strictly limited edition of 500 numbered bottles, not only is the Cognac a sensory excellence, but the decanter and presentation box are also a work of art in their own right.  A Cognac for that ultra special occasion, or one that any collector of fine Cognacs would be proud to own.

                      Tasting review by Frapin:

                      Eye: Beautiful orange-brown color

                      Nose: Powerful and complex. Fruity notes of dried apricot, fig, orange, liquorice, & tobacco, with cigar box notes that appear with airing

                      Palate: Woody notes, prunes and candied fruits. The Rancio flavour is well developed & the finish is exceptionally long. The flavor evolves greatly in the mouth

                       

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                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide

                      FREE DELIVERY

                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide

                      FREE DELIVERY

                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide

                      FREE DELIVERY

                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide

                      FREE DELIVERY

                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide

                      FREE DELIVERY

                      The Coravin is the first tool in the world to let people access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle, without pulling the cork.

                      Coravin’s proprietary technology protects your wine from oxidation, by leaving the cork in place while the wine flows.

                      Filled with 99.99% argon gas, Coravin Capsules will preserve the life and flavour of your wine. There is no reaction with the wine and no effect on the flavour profile. Just the perfect pour every time.

                      Now you can enjoy more wines without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing you to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.

                      Features:

                      • The Properfit Clamp is easy to open and close, and provides a secure hold on the bottle.
                      • Coravin Capsule Load Cell Technology Makes installing gas easier, ensuring a perfect seal every time.
                      • Proprietary Coravin Capsules contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.

                      The wine revolution is in your hands.


                      What’s in the box:
                      • Coravin Model 2 (Standard Needle included)
                      • Two (2) Coravin™ Capsules (pressurized argon gas)
                      • Storage base
                      • Needle Clearing Tool
                      • User Guide
                      CORAVIN 12 CAPSULES (6 PACKS OF 2)
                      Coravin Capsules are the power source of the Coravin system, and a fundamental component of the Coravin technology.

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                      The patented technology ensures that no argon escapes, and that nothing will spoil the taste of your wine, even after many years.

                      The capsules manufacturing standards exceed food-grade standards.

                      What's in the box:
                      • 6 Packs of Two (2) Coravin Capsules

                      Capsule instructions: