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Average Review Score: 4.9
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Average Review Score: 4.9
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Champagne Vintage 2003

A challenging vintage for Champagne in the face of an unprecedented heatwave during the summer months. The wines are characterised by the year's unusual circumstances. Large-scale frosts destroyed most of the projected yield and they were followed by hail and an extremely hot summer. Harvest was kick-started early on August 21st and yields remained minuscule at 8,100 kg/ha. Atypically round, ripe, sun-kissed wines that miss freshness and backbone. The total acidity level was notably low, at 5.8 g/l. Only the very best performers were able to avoid heaviness and overripe aromatics. This vintage was not largely declared but some famous names, Krug and Dom Pérignon at the fore, chose to experiment with it. Both produced excellent 2003s and Dom Pérignon's chef de cave at the time named the vintage as one of the creations he is most proud of. Some special cuvées surfaced, such as 2003 by Bollinger, as the house found the year did not stylistically fit into the La Grande Année range. Palmer & Co also took a curious route and made its 2003 only in magnum, releasing it much later than usual as cuvée Grands Terroirs. The ageing capacity of 2003 is much debated. Dom Pérignon's Richard Geoffroy had great confidence in his 2003 and he actually regretted releasing it too early. The jury is still out, but personally I am inclined to drink mine sooner rather than later, as the advancement post-disgorgement has in most cases been rather rapid and the wines miss the acidic backbone necessary for retaining freshness.
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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2003
Single
£174.00
Mix 6
£170.00 each
Mix 12
£168.00 each
100% Grand & Premier Cru
Bollinger Brut Vintage 2003
Single
£244.00
Mix 6
£240.00 each
Mix 12
£238.00 each
The houses 3 most historical vineyards
Pommery Cuvee Louise Rose 2003
Single
£248.00
Mix 6
£244.00 each
Mix 12
£242.00 each
A production of just 2,000 bottles
Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection Extra-Brut Late Disgorged 2003
Single
£272.00
Mix 6
£268.00 each
Mix 12
£266.00 each
Grand Vintage 2003 is the maisons 69th vintage
Dom Perignon Vintage 2003
Single
£288.00
Mix 6
£284.00 each
Mix 12
£282.00 each
One of Richard Geoffrey's favourite vintages to create.
Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2003
Single
£344.00
Mix 6
£340.00 each
Mix 12
£338.00 each
A special discovery from 2003 in magnum!
Krug 2003
Single
£372.00
Mix 6
£368.00 each
Mix 12
£366.00 each
Small vintage but an amazingly rich & delicate champagne.
Dom Perignon Plenitude 2 P2 Vintage 2003 - No Gift Box
Single
£398.00
Mix 6
£394.00 each
Mix 12
£392.00 each
Plenitude 2 is the second life of Dom Perignon
Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 2003
Single
£444.00
A bejewelling amber-gold rosé from a challenging vintage.
Pommery Cuvee Louise 2003
Single
£448.00
Mix 6
£444.00 each
Mix 12
£442.00 each
Created as a tribute to Louise Pommery
Pommery Les Clos Pompadour 2003
Single
£650.00
Mix 6
£646.00 each
Mix 12
£644.00 each
One of the Best from 2003, Stunning!
Dom Perignon Vintage 2003
Single
£780.00
One of Richard Geoffrey's favourite vintages to create.
Krug 2003
Single
£976.00
Small vintage but an amazingly rich & delicate champagne.
Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2003
Single
£1396.00
The Champagne of 2003 & the queen of Blanc de Blancs.
Krug Trilogy Case 2003
Case Price
£2330.00
Three Krug variations of 2003: Vivacite Solair
Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2003
Single
£3960.00
The Champagne of 2003 & the queen of Blanc de Blancs.