Review: Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut NV

Laurent Perrier may just well be one of the most overlooked NV champagnes in Australia, if not the world. Something about the plain white pearl front label, simple golden capsule and small, un-obnoxious font type must help it hide well on the shop shelves – let alone the fact that it is typically stocked in …

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Review: Lanson Green Label Brut Organic NV

Champagne Lanson is the ninth largest house in Champagne, and certainly one of the richest in terms of history. Founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, the house became “Lanson” after the appointment of close family friend Jean-Baptiste Lanson to the helm of the company in the early 1800’s. Second-generation owner Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, who was a …

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Review: Royal Montcourt Grande Cuvée Brut NV

Royal Montcourt is a Marque d’achetuer (MA) champagne made by La Maison Du Champagne (The House of Champagne) for James Busby fine wines, the procurement and supply arm of Coles Supermarkets. They are responsible for house wine supply to the Coles brands; First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars and Liquorland. At the lower end of the …

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Review: Moutard Pere Et Fils Rosé Cuvée Prestige

Moutard is a family run Negociant Manipulant house based in Buxeuil, Champagne. They are a bit of a jack-of-all-trades house, with wines and spirits also forming part of the family business. They have 21 hectares of champagne varietal grapes. According to the house's own datasheets, the Rosé is built from 55% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and …

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Champagne Pommery Blanc de Blancs NV

Review: Pommery Summertime Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne Pommery is a key part of the much larger Vranken Pommery Monopole Group, and has been around since 1857 when a late second child and a failing wool industry forced Alexandre Pommery to come out of retirement and try his hand at creating Champagnes. The legacy of both his and his wife's efforts are today …

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Review: Joseph Perrier Vintage 2002 Cuvée Royale

Joseph Perrier is a medium sized champagne house located in the town of Chalons-en-Champagne, south east of Reims. A key pride of the house is its multi-generational leadership, since its inception in 1825 by Joseph Perrier himself until 1998 when it was purchased by the Alain Thienot group – which has strong presence in the …

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Review: Champagne Duperrey Rosé Brut NV

Champagne Duperrey is a Marque d'acheteur champagne brand of Australian supermarket giant Woolworths, and is exclusively sold through it's Dan Murphy and BWS chains. How does this work? Woolworths owns the brand label "Duperrey" - which is a homage to adventurer Louis Isidore Duperrey who circumnavigated the globe in his ship La Coquille. This brand is attached …

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Champagne Remy D'Audierre

Review: Remy D’Audierre Cuvée Speciale Brut NV

Remy D'Audierre is the bargain price point wine of Champagne Cuperly, a house from Verzy, Champagne. Cuperly was founded in 1845 a wine and spirits trader at first, with the family taking it into champagne production in the early 1900's. The pride of the house are it's vineyards, which are Grand Cru rated - the …

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