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Dom Pérignon: A Rosé Retrospective: 1962-2004

Verticals & Retrospectives, featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, May 2015

Several years in the making, this historic retrospective of Dom Pérignon’s Rosé was well worth the wait. When all was said and done, a small group of twelve of us surveyed twenty seven vintages of the Rosé all the way back to the 1962, the inaugural commercial release.

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Dom Pérignon: 2002-2006

Verticals & Retrospectives, featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, Oct 2015

A soft-spoken man of few words, Dom Pérignon’s longtime Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy is one of the most innovative figures in Champagne. For years, Geoffroy has quietly pushed the envelope at Dom Pérignon with a series of thought-provoking, bold wines that have redefined what a Champagne grande marque is and can be.

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Champagne: The Summer Preview

featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2015

Continuing a tradition at Vinous, our Summer Preview features new releases coming into the market along with a handful of older Champagnes that have been particularly impressive of late.

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Champagne: The 2016 Summer Preview

featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, Aug 2016

Continuing a tradition at Vinous, our Summer Preview highlights the best new releases coming into the market. Full coverage of new releases will follow in the fall.

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Cellar Favorite: 1953 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection

France: Champagne, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Nov 2015

A total knock-out, Moët & Chandon’s 1953 Grand Vintage Collection possesses remarkable vinous intensity, breadth and richness, especially for a wine of its age. Scents of torrefaction, dried flowers and hazelnuts make a strong first impression, but it is the wine’s textural intensity and persistence, and the way they unfold in the glass, that prove to be utterly mesmerizing.

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Vinous Table: Veuve Clicquot Retrospective at Marea, New York

Verticals & Retrospectives, France: Champagne, Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Nov 2015

What starts as a simple dinner to taste a few vintages of Veuve-Clicquot’s Grande Dame somehow morphs into a large retrospective back to 1928. As is always the case with tastings such as this one, some wines don't live up to expectations for various reasons, most of them likely related to provenance. But those that do, well, they are spectacular.

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Cellar Favorite: 1914 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection

France: Champagne, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2015

It’s not everyday one has a chance to taste a 100 year-old Champagne that has been stored perfectly and only recently been re-released, as is the case with this bottle...

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Roederer Cristal Rosé: A Journey Through Time 1976-2007

Verticals & Retrospectives, featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, May 2015

This recent vertical of Cristal Rosé was remarkable for so many reasons. The wines were absolutely brilliant throughout. Two vintages, the 1995 and 1996, mark the first official releases from Roederer’s new Late-Disgorged program. Above all else, though, I was deeply impressed with the singular personality of Cristal Rosé, something that came through loud and clear in every bottle.

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Champagne: The 2017 Summer Preview

featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2017

Champagne lovers will find a number of compelling new releases in the market this summer. Once confined mostly to celebrations and special events, Champagne continues to grow in popularity as a wine to drink year-round. And why not? Champagne is one of the most versatile wines in the world. Best of all, consumers have never had more choices across the entire stylistic spectrum.

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Champagne’s Golden Age

featured, France: Champagne

Antonio Galloni, Nov 2015

Too often relegated to just special occasions and celebrations, Champagne is capable of myriad styles that make it extremely versatile at the dinner table. Properly cared for, the best Champagnes can age effortlessly for many years and decades while developing extraordinary complexity in bottle, which places them in rarified company among the world's great wines.