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|Non-Vintage Collection - 75cl||Non-Vintage Collection - 75cl||£235.00|
|Plus Tutoring & Glassware from TFB|
|Non-Vintage Collection - 75cl - Plus Tutoring & Glassware from TFB||Non-Vintage Collection - 75cl||£485.00|
This is an opportunity to taste seven non-vintage champagnes at your house or at a location of your choosing with an option to be tutored through the tasting. Nick our founder presents most of these tastings.
Non-vintage is the most traditional of all Champagne styles. A blend of multiple varieties, vintages and reserve wines, the idea is to assemble a consistent wine every year. Minimum ageing for non-vintage Champagnes is 15 months, although in reality most are cellared for 2-3 years.
The collection is a complex range of seven prestigious brands that each offer a different insight and experience of the different style of the house.
Included in the collection:
Bollinger Special Cuvée NV: Bollinger allow their non-vintage to mature for three years, which is twice as long as required, as they believe that great champagne needs time to develop its full character. A golden colour with a beautifully fine mousse. The nose is aromatic and complex with ripe fruit and spicy aromas. On the palate, rich apple and peach notes burst through. Hints of brioche and fresh walnut linger on the lasting finish to enhance this powerful Special Cuvée.
Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvée NV: With a high reserve wine content (between 25-48%) and an incredible assemblage of twenty-five vintages dating back to 1985. A bright straw-gold colour with vivid bubbles, the nose reveals fresh and fruity aromas of citrus, lime and grapefruit. A combination of red fruits, redcurrant, raspberries and cherry is vivacious on the palate. A chalky minerality, almonds and hints of toast lead the way for a clear and lengthy finish.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV: To achieve the depth and complexity of the House style, Charles Heidsieck then age their non-vintage for a further three years after disgorgement, again much longer than the legal requirement of just fifteen months. Pale gold with fine and persistent bubbles, this has wonderfully complex aromas of ripe apricot and almond. On the palate it's extremely creamy, rich and fresh and also surprisingly nutty - likely a consequence of the age and high percentage of reserve wines. This is without doubt one of the best non-vintages around.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV: A culmination of wine from eight different harvests. Fine bubbles and a nose of fresh fruit and hawthorn. The inclusion of reserve wines gives it the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of apple and pear with blackberries, raspberries and cherries. This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, lively on the mouth with a smooth palate.
Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV: A blend of all three grape varieties from thirty still base wines. On the nose, the champagne is dominated by green apple and brioche. On the palate there is a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement aging so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths. Brut Réserve is the perfect apéritif champagne, never released until at least three years old.
Taittinger Brut Reserve NV: Produced each year from 95% first pressing of the grape. Renowned for its golden colour with a consistent and fine lingering mousse. The nose is light and delicate with hints of peach and brioche. On the palate it has considerable depth, yet is quite light in style with a subtle elegance and a long fresh finish. A great non-vintage brut.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV: Contains 20-25% reserve wines from the previous two years. A pale yellow golden hue with slight luminous qualities. On the nose, fresh ripe fruits are ever present leading to a floral palate combined with peaches and hints of pineapple. This well-rounded and elegant champagne leaves hints of citrus fruits through to the long-lasting finish.
Extremely powerful nose powers out of the glass! A certain sweet creaminess on the nose. Really quite rich. Very much more rounded and welcoming than the blend based on 2008. Not that many houses have a seven-year-old NV on the market! Real bullseye for the Charles style. Tastes readier than the 2008 base – a real standout.
Flirtatious and lively. Mouth-filling and satisfying. Dancing and lively. A very superior NV champagne.
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