Champagnes and Bubblies for the Holidays

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There's no better way to celebrate the joys of the holidays than with a refreshing Champagne toast. These bubblies will leave you and your guests wanting more.

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  1. Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#30666

    WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2011
    Made with a high proportion of Pinot Meunier, this is elegant, fruity, with plenty of good acidity and a wonderful floral character. It is so fruity, fresh, a wine for real enjoyment.
    WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2013
    This blend includes 40 percent pinot meunier, the balance equal parts pinot noir and chardonnay. Its remarkable fruitiness might be tied to the firm’s long, slow, cool fermentations, which, they believe, allow meunier to maintain its perfume. This is a graceful, vinous Champagne with dramatic high notes of roses and red fruit, finishing clean with a grounding of pale earthiness. It’s a lovely prediction of what Champagne might become in a warming climate.
    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2013
    Bright, with tangy acidity and a lively bead, this displays fruit-forward flavors of macerated apricot, pineapple and Granny Smith apple, with hints of ginger, biscuit and kumquat. Drink now through 2016.
    ST9090 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2013
    Light, bright gold. Fresh red berries, orange zest and white flowers on the perfumed nose. Juicy and precise, offering energetic redcurrant and blood orange flavors that show good concentration and a supple texture. A mineral nuance adds bite to the finish, with the floral note echoing.
    RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st Dec 2010
    The NV Brut Reserve is a beautiful wine graced with layers of exquisite, mineral laced citrus, pears and white peaches. I suppose this could use a little more length through the mid-palate, but it is nevertheless a strikingly beautiful, pure wine at this price point.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

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  2. Champagne Aubert et Fils Brut
    Champagne Aubert et Fils Brut

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#41527

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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

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  3. Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée
    Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#70904

    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jan 15, 1999
    What a lineup from Bollinger this year. Its vintage Champagnes rate higher, but this non-vintage cuvée takes the prize for availability at an affordable price.
    WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2001
    This latest release of Special Cuveé holds closely to the house style. The bold, brisk and staid first taste may transport you to an oak-paneled men’s club. It’s all of a piece. sweet and gamey with a hard, sharp acidity, taut with exceptional effervescence. A robust aperitif.
    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Dec 2008
    The NV Brut Special Cuvée opens with elegant, well-delineated aromas of honey, brioche, roasted nuts, orange zest, flowers and peaches, of which appear on the palate in a classy, finessed expression of the house style. This is an especially refined and delicious NV Champagne. The Special Cuvée is roughly 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier (2004, 2003) sourced from a variety of vineyards. Bollinger adds 5–10% of reserve wines (in this case from 1995 and 1996, aged in magnums) which gives this offering its lovely complexity. The dosage is 7–9 grams per liter. This is Lot: 807704, disgorged towards the end of 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2012.
    BTI8888 pts. - Beverage Testing Institute - April 1, 2001
    Medium straw hue. Toasty, dried apple aromas show hints of roasted coffee. Rich on the attack with a moderately full body and plenty of fruit on the mid-palate. The finish has great length. A good example of the Bollinger style with some pleasing oxidized notes plainly evident.
    WE8686 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/1997
    Deep golden appearance. Moderately full-bodied. Highly extracted. Yeast, pear, minerals. Ripe pear aromas have some Manzanilla-like accents. The palate shows a rich weighty mouthfeel with broad, soft fruity flavors. The finish does not show great authority.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier

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  4. Champagne Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée
    Champagne Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#24926

    WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2005
    Since he created his company in 1981, Bruno Paillard has become an important force in Champagne, owning a number of other brands. But his top wines are made under his own name; they go for finesse and elegance. This bottling also has a touch of mature, toasty acid flavors. The bottles carry the year of disgorgement — an excellent idea.
    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 1999
    Flavorful and bold in style, this has earthy, toasty aromas, a broad, rich texture and lemon-butter flavors that linger on the finish. Not just bubbly, but a real wine for the table. Drink now through 2001.
    WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 31, 2008
    Predominantly red varieties, this blend includes 32 percent reserve wines, which provide a lot of the bass notes to the blend. The wine’s underlying richness is layered with higher tones of spiced apple, grapefruit, vanilla and clove. Tailored for men’s club.
    RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st Jun 2005
    Rich aromas of pears and toast emanate from the glass of the non-vintage Champagne Brut Premiere Cuvee (disgorged September, 2004), a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, and 22% Pinot Meunier. Light to medium-bodied and frothy, this peppery apple-flavored sparkler is highly focused, slightly tangy, and long in the finish. Drink it over the next 3–4 years.
    ST8888 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2006
    (D5B5E1; disgorged May, 2005) Bright yellow. Intense spiced pear and ripe citrus aromas, with subtle mineral notes adding complexity. Round and juicy in the mouth, with a deep pear flavor and a suggestion of blood orange. Gentle acidity provides snap to the finish, which features a note of creamy orange.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier

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  5. Champagne Deutz Brut Classic
    Champagne Deutz Brut Classic

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#15086

    WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/2002
    Limpid and refined, defining the elegance and finesse you expect from good Champagne. It’s a bit on the sweet side, with a hefty dosage softening the high acidity and rounding off the peach and citrus flavors. Feels almost weightless, all the way through the young, yeasty finish.
    WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2008
    This wine’s concentrated flavors focus on mineral richness rather than freshness, lemon pith rather than zest. Its green apple and pear fruit blends into the chalkiness, all of a piece. For wood roasted oysters.
    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Jun 2016
    Based on 2012 and 45% reserve wines of 2011 and a bit of 2010, the white-golden colored NV Brut Classic is very clear and elegant on the nose; it offers bright fruit aromas and fresh lemon flavors, along with herbal aromas. Light, pure and finesse-full on the palate, this is a pretty mineral and refreshing cuvée with good substance in the finish. A delicious aperitif.
    JS8989 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, October 7, 2016
    An assertive citrus and peach-stone fruit style that has plenty of bread-dough and yeasty influence on the nose and palate. The acidity is piercing, and some red fruit flavors and smooth tannins show themselves to close things out. Drink now.
    SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2002
    A vivid, almost tart style, showing bread dough, citrus and herbs matched to a medium-bodied profile. There’s a firm, chalky texture on the finish. Drink now through 2003.
    ST8888 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2002
    Aromas of apple, butter, toast and spices. Juicy and intensely flavored if slightly lean, with apple and lemon peel flavors straight to the finish. Shows a bit of unabsorbed acidity and a note of green cardamom on the end.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

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  6. Chassenay d’Arce Cuvée Première Brut
    Chassenay d’Arce Cuvée Première Brut

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#41408

    SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2014
    Lightly floral and delicate overall, this is nonetheless focused by a firm frame of well-meshed acidity that drives the flavors of white raspberry, apricot, candied lemon zest and biscuit. A fine aperitif. Drink now through 2017. 10,800 cases made.
    WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2015
    From the cooperative in Ville sur Arce, this attractive, immediately drinkable wine is light and fresh with citrus and green apple fruits. A refreshing line of bright acidity cuts right through and gives a crisp aftertaste.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

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  7. d’Armanville Brut Champagne
    d’Armanville Brut Champagne

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#35124

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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay

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  8. Deligeroy Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut
    Deligeroy Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut

    NV / 750 ml. | Item#30186

    SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2011
    Friendly, with peach and cherry notes laced with a honeysuckle edge. Light but lively. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.
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    Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc | All Grapes: Cabernet Franc

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  9. Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Familia
    Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Familia

    Brut Nature Gran Reserva
    2010 / 750 ml. | Item#40982

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    Primary Grape: Xarel•lo | All Grapes: 40% Xarel•lo, 30% Macabeo, 20% Parellada, 10% Chardonnay

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