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Champagne

5 Stars
  • Ayala Brut Majeur

    The Ayala Champagne house (which is owned by Bollinger) has been hitting its straps over recent years. This release has …

    5 | $89.00
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  • Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    The Ayala style is normally drier than most, but this example seemed to flirt with sweetness slightly more than usual. …

    5 | $80-$100
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  • Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    Ayala is owned by Bollinger, but the wines are different in style. Apple-and strawberry-like fruit and bready richness introduce Brut …

    5 | $86
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  • Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    John Belsham described this wine as “balancing the elements”. All is harmony. More giving and a little less austere than …

    5 | $87
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  • Ayala Rosé Majeur Brut NV

    Rosé Champagne usually has a very subtle pink colour that matches the subtlety of the wine. This dry, mature example …

    5 | over $100
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  • Ayala Rosé Majeur NV

    A pale, vibrant rosé Champagne with inviting aromas of red berries and rose petals backed by quiet complexities. It tastes …

    5 | $98
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4.5 Stars
  • Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    Ayala Brut Majeur NV

    Brut Majeur is Ayala’s “commercial” wine. While most of the house’s cuvees are drier than average, this one has a …

    4.5 | $87
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  • Beau Joie Rosé

    Presented in a bottle distinctively enmeshed in copper casing (apparently it keeps the Champagne cooler for longer), this is a …

    4.5 | $139.00
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  • Beaumet Cuvée Brut NV

    Beaumet Cuvée Brut NV

    Popular in London clubs, Beaumet’s good-value NV Champagne has white flower, citrus, brioche and  marmitey richness running through a soft …

    4.5 | $45 Best Buys
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  • Beaumet Cuvée Brut NV

    A straightforward Champagne of high quality at a great price, in keeping with the Beaumet credo. A great party starter, …

    4.5 | $45 Best Buys
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  • Beaumet Cuvee Brut Vintage 2006

    Beaumet Cuvee Brut Vintage 2006

    A bargain vintage Champagne priced below most non-vintage versions, Beaumet hasn’t quite the persistence or style of the best wines.However, …

    4.5 | $60-$70 Best Buys
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  • Bollinger Rosé Brut NV

    Bollinger Rosé Brut NV

    The non-vintage rosé might be prettier than other Bollinger Champagnes, but it’s still a muscular style. Strawberry, floral and patisserie …

    4.5 | $143
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4 Stars
  • André Clouet Brut NV

    A toasty, fleshy style with great concentration and depth. Some herbal notes are expertly blended with fresh red fruit flavours …

    4 | $57.36
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  • Ayala Brut Rosé Majeur

    Ayala Brut Rosé Majeur

    Ayala’s rosé is made predominantly from chardonnay, which gives it a gentle elegance. There is a lovely feeling of restraint …

    4 | $110.00
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  • Ayala Rosé Majeur Brut NV

    Ayala Rosé Majeur Brut NV

    Red-salmon in colour with very fragrant red berry fruits. The palate has some subtle burnt match notes which, in combination …

    4 | $109.82
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  • Beaumet Brut

    Beaumet Brut

    Fruit, nuts and preserved lemon aromatics are the prelude to a wine that starts quietly and grows in the mouth. …

    4 | $45.00 Best Buys
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  • Beaumet Brut Vintage 2007

    Vintage-dated Champagne rarely comes this cheap. This may not be as stylish as the best, but it delivers plenty of …

    4 | $56
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  • Beaumet Cuvee Brut NV

    Beaumet Cuvee Brut NV

    A favourite tipple in London gentlemen’s clubs, Beaumet has good-value credentials. This non-vintage wine is uncomplicated and elegant with a …

    4 | $40-$50 Best Buys
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3 Stars
  • Andre Jacquart & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brut Experience

    3 | $64
  • Andre Jacquart and Fils Blanc de Blancs Brut Experience

    3 | $59.99
  • Beau Joie Special Cuvée Brut

    3 | $119.90
  • Beau Joie Special Cuvee Rose

    3 | $139
  • Beaumet Cuvee Rosé Brut NV

    3 | $50-$60
  • Cattier Brut Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru NV

    3 | $70-$80