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Average Review Score: 4.9
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Average Review Score: 4.9
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Champagne Vintage 1979

A piercingly cold winter delayed the start of the growing season and was followed by a decidedly cool spring with some frosts in May. As a result, growth was subdued but initial flowering was good. The weather improved in June and July with nice sunshine and gentle heat creating excellent conditions for ripening. Despite rainfall during harvest, sugar and acidity levels remained high and disease pressure didn't mount too much of an assault, producing Champagnes of impressive character and length. On top of quality, great quantity was also achieved, with an average crop of 11,061 kg/ha being picked between October 3rd and 31st. The Chardonnays were particularly successful and high-yielding. Krug Clos du Mesnil is sheer perfection, going from strength to strength over the years. There are plenty of great Champagnes still in outstanding form. They include Krug Vintage, Louis Roederer Cristal, as well as Lanson Vintage Collection and Noble Cuvée.
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Palmer & Co Collection Vintage 1979
Single
£320.00
Mix 6
£316.00 each
Mix 12
£314.00 each
Recently disgorged 39 years lees ageing!
Lanson Vintage Collection 1979
Single
£990.00
Disgorged February 2018 - so complex and rich
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1979
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Intense Grande Dame at the peak of its powers