The Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 celebrates the passing of the torch from Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon Chef de Cave, to his successor, Vincent Chaperon. The 2008 vintage is truly historic for Dom Pérignon.
It is a tale of a vision shared by Richard Geoffroy and Vincent Chaperon, a complete dialogue between two men and nature.
In light of the Dom Pérignon Legacy Project, the Vintage 2008 represents an exclusive, valuable, and highly collectable vintage. It is an ideal gift to pass on to a dear family member or friend or to celebrate a milestone or landmark achievement in someone's lifetime.
Suggested Retail Price: $180 (750ML)
The historic Abbey Saint-Pierre in Hautvilliers, where Dom Pierre Pérignon, a Benedictine monk, perfected the blend for the Champagne in the 17th century.
Dom Ruinart, the visionary spirit of Ruinart, was the inspiration for this exceptional cuvée. This rare wine of the noblest Grands Crus Chardonnay offers a remarkable tasting experience after maturing 8 to 10 years in the depths of Ruinart's cellars. Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006 is a blend of 100% Grands Crus Chardonnay, of which 63% comes from the Côte des Blancs and 37% from the Montagne de Reims.
Smooth and silky textures sustain the delicate balance of Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006. It expresses its full potential as a complement to sophisticated dishes such as white fish or poached shellfish enhanced with herbs and citrus zest and accompanied by a creamy vegetable mousseline or purée.
Suggested Retail Price: $175 (750ML)
96 POINTS ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS MEDIA
Dom Ruinart Rosé embodies a classic, yet velvety style of Champagne, which is intense, delicate and aromatic, all at once. Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004 makes a clean crisp imprint on the palate, providing a cutting freshness on the finish.
As in Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 on which this bottle is based, a low dosage enables the purity and complexity of the Champagne's best Grand Crus to be highlighted.
This fine rosé Champagne has a base of Grands Crus Chardonnay that will pair equally well with seafood such as salmon tataki and marinated tuna or with poultry and veal dishes. Several years of additional aging in your cellar will add more intense flavors with warm and spicy notes.
Suggested Retail Price: $350 (750ML)
WINE SPECTATOR: 94 POINTS
Moët Rosé Impérial is a glamorous expression of the Moët & Chandon style, offering a bewitching nose of berries, rose and ground pepper followed by intense red fruit flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and red currant.
Suggested Retail Price: $16 (187ML), $30 (375ML), $50 (750ML), $110 (1.5L), $400 (3L)
WINE SPECTATOR: 91 POINTS
A new addition to the Veuve Clicquot portfolio, Extra Brut Extra Old is blended exclusively from reserve wines. Made with wines from 1988 through 2010, this special Champagne is one of Cellar Master Dominique Demarville's proudest creations. With a double aging process and a very low dosage, Extra Brut Extra Old offers the best of Veuve Clicquot's history.
Suggested Retail Price: $90 (750ML)
DECANTER: 95 POINTS
Barbe Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot took over the family business after her husband's death in 1805 and oversaw a global Champagne empire for 50 years.
Combining French tradition and technique with California style, Chandon California Brut offers aromas and flavors of apple, pear, and citrus with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish.
Suggested Retail Price: $24 (750ML) , $8 (187ML)
DECANTER: 90 POINTS
The most precious and rare offering from Bodega Numanthia, Termanthia is sourced from the estate's oldest vineyards, whose vines have an average age of over a century.
Termanthia 2010 offers layers of taste: On first sip, it is velvety, round and succulent, slowly revealing a growing sensation of volume and a long, complex finish of black fruits, cocoa, mineral and toasted notes
Suggested Retail Price: $570 (1.5L)
Created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy for his circle of close friends, Hennessy X.O was the first "Extra Old" Cognac ever developed, establishing a new category.
This bold, rich and extremely complex Cognac offers intense caramel and dried fruit flavors and generous expression on the palate, creating an unparalleled taste experience
Suggested Retail Price: $95 (375ML), $200 (750ML)
The Original is a ten year old single malt produced in Scotland's tallest stills, and first and second-fill American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels. It is here, maturing for ten years that the spirit develops a perfect balance of sweetness and complexity, serving as the foundation for all Glenmorangie whiskies.
Suggested Retail Price: $40 (750ML)
SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION 2018: GOLD MEDAL
GLENMORANGIE ORIGINAL, Scotland's favorite Single Malt, is matured for 10 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon casks "Complexity at its most complex" -Jim Murray
Single Estate Rye Series Smogóry Forest is made entirely from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single small estate deep in western Poland. The pastoral region is known for its vast forests, continental weather, mild winters and fertile soils. This lush, forested terroir is reflected in the new distinctive vodka. It offers notes of salted caramel, a touch of honey and white pepper and a pleasing salty-sweet finish.
Suggested Retail Price: $48 (1.75L)
Single Estate Rye Series Lake Bartezek is crafted from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single farm in northern Poland's Mazury lake district. This region is renowned for its crystal clear glacial lakes and weather shaped by Baltic winds and long, snowy winters. In fact, the rye in this region spends over 80 winter days buried in snow, which adds to its character and greatly impact the spirit's flavor profile. The name Bartezek comes from Lake Bartezek, which runs along the estate's eastern edge. The lakeside terroir is reflected in this distinctive vodka, which is full, round and mellow, featuring notes of black pepper, toasted nuts and cream.
Suggested Retail Price: $48 (1.75L)