The 2004 vintage was a great success for Dom Perignon. A moderate period of weather was complemented by a few weeks of dry heat just before harvest. This resulted in a year of good yield and grape size. This is an elegant yet dense champagne with a delightful spicy note on the mid-palate.
A magnum of 2002 rosé – a good year for Moët, producing rich and intense wines including this pink edition from the vintage. The blend is 51% Pinot Noir (of which 22% is still red wine), 28% Chardonnay and 21% Pinot Noir. This was bottled with a lower than usual dosage of 5.5 grams per litre of sugar.
A magnum of Pol Roger's 2004 Brut Vintage Champagne. This year's cépage is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay grown in 20 different Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in both the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. This was aged for 8 years in the cellars before being disgorged.
A bottle of Dom Perignon 2004 with a box and label designed by American artist Jeff Koons, particularly known for his reproductions of balloon animals. An excellent growing season has resulted in an elegant yet dense champagne with a delightful spicy note on the mid-palate.
Not only is this a bottle of Dom Perignon's intense 2003 vintage champagne, but it arrives in a very special limited edition box and label designed by maverick film director David Lynch, the man behind Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead and many more, who has subtitled this expression The Power of Creation.
The 2000 vintage, the 13th to be released, of Pol Roger's bottling in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, lover of fine drinks, especially champagne. It's created to reflect his style, and is a full-bodied and robust wine that should mature well.
Louis Roederer's Cristal champagne is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. The vintage saw an excellent mixture of hot, cold and wet weather throughout the year, which helped to produce a distinctive, rich and complex champagne.
The 2004 vintage of Perrier Jouët's always excellent rich and fruity rosé, presented in the usual painted bottle. With a cépage of 50% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay and a dash of 5% Pinot Meunier, this is a champagne with real elegance and finesse.
The 2004 vintage Belle Epoque Rosé from Perrier Jouët. A historic house, who made their first vintage in 1825, they are today recognised as a top quality producer with delightfully painted labels. With notes of red fruit and especially a pomegranate undertone, this is delightful on its own or with seafood.
A magnum bottle of the specially formulated version of Moët's famed Imperial champagne that is great when served over ice. It's well balanced and fully flavoured like the regular Imperial but will retain its intensity and reveal rich fruit even when served with an ice cube. An interesting development in the world of summery fizz.
An old bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne which appears to have been bottled around the 1980s. Krug helps to dispel the myth that Champagne is made to be drunk upon release and bottles with ten years or even more bottle ageing are truly magical.
A magnum bottle of the 2006 vintage of Perrier Jouët's Belle Epoque prestige cuvee, always excellent and with beautiful presentation. A blend of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier, this is an aromatic and rich champagne.
A 3 litre Jereboam of Moët's soft and easy drinking Brut Imperial champagne. This is a blend of more than 100 different wines with around a third each Chardonnay and Pinots Noir and Meunier before being bottled with a dosage of 9 grams per litre of sugar.