With 10ha touching the Montagne de Reims planted 85% to Pinot Meunier, the Salmon family shows justifiable pride in Champagne’s ‘third’ variety: red summer fruits, floral and spicy notes with zest and suppleness to finish clean and dry, thanks to a low 7g/l dosage.
(Disgorged July 2015, Lees: 48 months)
Sourced from the Grand Cru terroirs of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzena and crafted in a similar approach to the Grand Cru Tradition with the exception of the inclusion of Egly’s incredibly rare Coteaux Champenois rouge. Sadly, most rosé Champagnes rarely live up to their price tag however, this is utterly electrifying and simply one of the greatest rosés available today. Magnificent on its own, however, this is one rosé Champagne that has enough weight and tension to partner food.
A terrior driven, 100% Chardonnay beautifully crafted from Grand Cru vineyards in the Cote des Blancs. The minerality and sheer finesse shines through to a sublime finish. Simply gorgeous!
100 Points - Robert Parker "My notes essentially read the same every year, even though the bottlings are non-vintage and I taste the most recent releases. Consistency and greatness are the norm at this Rutherglen winery. The average age is 7-10 years for the regular cuvees, about 70 years for the grand cuvees, and the ancient rare cuvees date back to soleras from 1890. The Muscadelle (Tokay) reveals caramel, toffee, fig, prune, raisiny notes, an incredible, unctuous texture, and amazing zesty acidity which keeps it from being cloying. It is redundant to keep repeating the same tasting notes, so readers will have to take my word for it ... this is one of the world’s most remarkable dessert wines, and is worth every effort to latch on to a half bottle or so."
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal 2016
D1 Potato Vodka is a superbly balanced spirit of outstanding character with creamy smoothness. It has aromas of buttery potatoes and sourdough bread with an earthy background.
99 Points - Stuart McCloskey
(Disgorged July 2015, Lees: 72 months)
In short, this is simply the greatest Blanc de Noir (100% Pinot Noir) which money can buy. Produced from an ancient vineyard planted in 1946 and spends an incredible 72 months on its lees, which adds considerable complexity to what is already something quite extraordinary. This is truly a treat and stirs the depths of your soul (if you are one of the lucky few).
Egly’s extended aged Grand Cru is simply sensational and is a beautifully crafted blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, coming from the 1998 vintage. 72 months on the lees has produced a wine of immense complexity and power however, this is an extraordinarily elegant Champagne. Egly’s tell-tale Pinot notes soar from the glass after a little aeration with mineral notes framing the endless finish. Magnificent!
VP stands for 'vieillissement prolongée' (extended ageing).
Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold 2017
International Wine And Spirit Competition: Gold 2013
95 Points - Decanter
Fantastic nose of dried leather, walnut, burnt orange peel and star anise. Concentrated, complex, lovely nutty complexity. An impressive Amontillado - a real pleasure to taste.