France, Champagne: New Releases from Pol Roger

This small report looks at Pol Roger's newly released 2015 vintage bottlings, as well as the 2013 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill....

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France, Champagne: Louis Roederer's 2014 Cristal

Very different from the 2012 and 2013 vintages, the 2014 is an aromatic, head-turning and incisive Cristal that will offer a broad drinking window....

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: William Kelley

Many hardworking, talented farmers and winemakers in Burgundy and Champagne fly under the radar precisely because they can’t boast a famous name. William Kelly’s selection of “favorites” for the year...

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France, Champagne: The Newly Released 2012 Dom Pérignon

This is a spotlight on the just-released 2012 Dom Pérignon from Möet & Chandon, as well as the 2003 Dom Pérignon P2....

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France, Champagne: Making Sense of Champagne

Champagne is one of France’s most multifaceted and rapidly evolving wine regions. Home to some of the country’s most dynamic wine growers, as well as some of its most complacent,...

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France, Champagne: Recent and Forthcoming Releases

This report covers almost 300 reviews for wines from big Champagne houses and small growers alike....

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France, Champagne: A First Look at Bollinger's New 2007 R. D.

The fruit of an early harvest Bollinger's superb 2007 R. D. is an unusually delicate, fine-boned rendition of this habitually muscular cuvée....

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France, Champagne: Cédric Bouchard – Champagne’s Reclusive Revolutionary

Cédric Bouchard works with the lowest yields in Champagne and fashions some of the region’s greatest wines from vineyards that no one had ever heard of....

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France, Champagne: Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, 1961-2009

With its instantly recognizable label and international presence, Moët & Chandon’s cuvée Dom Pérignon is one of Champagne’s most powerful brands. And while the house declines to discuss production volume,...

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France, Champagne: Louis Roederer’s Cristal 1996-2012

While all of Roederer’s wines are worthy of attention, none better-exemplify everything that makes this Champagne house so exciting than its emblematic bottlings, Cristal and Cristal Rosé, and it is...

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