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Bollinger Champagne La Grande Annee 2005 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2005 is an impressively fresh Champagne that has an array of grilled nuts, nougat and chalky minerals ahead of red apple, lemon and...
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Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

Rated 99 - Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky...
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Bruno Gobillard Brut Rose M. Elle Sophie 750ml

Rated 92 - A beautiful rosé, deep and vinous, with complex notes of berry, grapefruit, malt and toast. It's smooth and on the dry side, building...
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Bruno Gobillard Brut Vieilles Vignes 750ml

Rated 91 - This is a wonderfully open, expressive version of Gobillard's NV Brut Vieilles Vignes. Warm, open aromatics meld seamlessly into a...
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Assemblage 2004 750ml

Rated 93 - (47% pinot noir, 42% chardonnay and 11% pinot meunier; disgorged in March, 2012): Vivid yellow-gold. Heady, highly perfumed scents of...
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Premiere Cuvee 750ml

Rated 90 - Flavorful and bold in style, this has earthy, toasty aromas, a broad, rich texture and lemon-butter flavors that linger on the finish....
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Premiere Cuvee NV 375ml

Rated 90 - Flavorful and bold in style, this has earthy, toasty aromas, a broad, rich texture and lemon-butter flavors that linger on the finish....
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Brut Rose 1er Cuvee 750ml

Rated 93 - Pale orange-pink. Spicy, floral-accented aromas of strawberry, cherry and blood orange, with a bright mineral overtone. Dense but...
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Bruno Paillard Champagne Nec Plus Ultra 2003 750ml

Rated 96 - The newly released 2003 NPU Nec Plus Ultra is only the fifth edition since 1990. The ambitious prestige cuvée from Bruno Paillard is...
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Champagne Ayala Blanc De Blancs 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Tightly knit, this is more about the fine, chinalike structure today, but nonetheless offers a pretty note of honeysuckle wafting...
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Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur 1.5Ltr

Rated 91 - Dry and creamy in texture, this well-cut Champagne offers flavors of ripe yellow apple, white raspberry, anise, pastry and lemon curd....
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Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur 375ml

Rated 91 - Dry and creamy in texture, this well-cut Champagne offers flavors of ripe yellow apple, white raspberry, anise, pastry and lemon curd....
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Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur 750ml

Rated 91 - Dry and creamy in texture, this well-cut Champagne offers flavors of ripe yellow apple, white raspberry, anise, pastry and lemon curd....

France - Champagne

All Champagne is sparkling wine. But not all sparkling wine is Champagne. The wine known as Champagne can only come from the region in France of the same name. La Champagne (the region) is located 90 miles northeast of Paris, and in the northernmost wine region in Europe. Of its 84,000 acres, 60,000 (300 individual vineyards) are planted to the varieties that go into Le Champagne (the wine). These include: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The soil of Champagne is a unique chalk which lies just below the thin, constantly-fertilized top soil. The cool climate is almost marginal for grape growing, even in warmer years, dictating the grapes will always be high in acid--not ideal for still wine--but perfect for sparkling. Most of the important Champagne houses (producers) are located in the city of Reims, famous for cathedrals as well as Champagne, and the town of Epernay to the south. These houses are famous for their miles of cold, dark, chalky cellars, in which their prized Champagne ages for many years.