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Bollinger Champagne Brut Rose 375ml

Rated 93 - This is a rosé of complexity and sophistication. It is essentially a finessed version of Special Cuvée and has all the brightness and...
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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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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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Charles De Cazanove Brut 375ml

Rated 92 - This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey....
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Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve 375ml

Rated 93 - #84 Top100, 2012 - A rich and toasty Champagne, with vivacious acidity backing the flavors of apple pastry and coffee, with just a touch...
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Delamotte Brut Blanc De Blancs 375ml

Rated 92 - Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruits, pear skin, quinine and chalk on the incisive nose. Dry, focused and pure, offering intense lemon...
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Drappier Champagne Rose 375ml

Rated 92 - Lightly floral on the nose, with hints of lavender and verbena, and spicy on the palate, offering ground clove and anise accents to the...
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Gatinois Tradition Brut Gc NV 375ml

Rated 92 - In the NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition readers will find a big, powerful wine bursting with character and personality. The intensity and...
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Krug Champagne Brut Rose 375ml

Rated 96 - Marvelous. Burnished to an orange-gold color, this rosé evokes a complex palette of gingerbread, coffee, fig compote, orange peel and...
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Krug Champagne Grand Cuvee Brut 375ml

Rated 96 - One whiff and you know this is serious stuff. The aromas of baking brioche, coconut, candied citrus and leather pick up roasted coffee...
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Lanson Champagne Brut Black Label 375ml

Rated 90 - (50% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; disgorged in December, 2012; L3/S1661.02): Bright yellow. Melon, yellow apple,...
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Lanson Champagne Brut Rose Rose Label 375ml

Rated 92 - Beautiful texture. It's difficult to pinpoint the individual flavors, so well is this put together, but fresh berries and graphite come...
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Laurent-Perrier Champagne Brut 375ml

Rated 91- Refined, with a sweet, smoky undercurrent to the flavors of glazed pear, candied lemon zest and golden raisin, with a hint of marzipan....
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Louis De Sacy Brut Grand Cru 375ml

Rated 91 - A firm, mineral-driven version, with a lightly chalky mouthfeel. This finds fine balance between the bold structure, racy acidity and...
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Louis De Sacy Brut Rose Grand Cru 375ml

Rated 93 - Assertive aromas and flavors of dried cherry, autumn woods and ginger highlight this vinous Champagne. Beautifully balanced, with...
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Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier NV 375ml

Rated 92 - Finely knit and elegant overall, this vivacious Champagne is creamy and satiny in texture, with layers of yellow plum, chalk, toast,...
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Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial 375ml

Rated 92 - The minerally undertow imparts a subtle, smoky note that blends with flavors of dried pineapple, biscuit, salted almond and white peach....

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The beautiful rolling hillsides of the Champagne region of France have, for hundreds of years, been producing many of the world's most famous wines. The sparkling white wines to come out of Champagne's prestigious wineries have conquered the world, and are drank in celebration across the globe. The vast majority of the region is under vine, and grows predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals, which are usually blended together by master wine-makers in order to make their recognizable and widely loved produce. The north-easterly region of Champagne has a relatively cool climate, and quite a lot of rainfall, making it far from ideal for ripening grapes. However, the presence of heavily forested areas in the region helps maintain a balanced temperature, and the generations of expertise the wineries hold clearly produces excellent results in spite of the climatic problems.
The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.