The Listeners 50 Best Champagnes 2018

We’ve done it again!

Two of our champagnes are in Michael Cooper’s best 50 Champagnes for 2018.

Marion-Bosser Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV – 5 Stars

Cristian Senez Cuvée Renoir NV – 4.5 stars

These are two cracker champagnes that never fail to impress!  We love them!

Check out the article here

https://www.noted.co.nz/dining/wine/best-champagnes-2018-listener/

 

John Saker’s Top 10 Bubbles for 2018

Marion-Bosser Premier Cru Brut 2008 scores 1st out of 46 champagnes!  John says that he and his fellow tasters instantly fell under the spell of this champagne.  It was  head and shoulders above the rest!

We are absolutely thrilled as we also think this is gorgeous champagne!

Check out the article here

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/109235695/christmas-taste-test-top-10-champagnes

 

Prepare to be wowed!

Champagne Marion-Bosser Premier Millesime 2008 is due to arrive in the next week.  This is a truly a spectacular champagne!  Don’t just take my word for it, see what Ian Ganble, Master Sommelier has to say.

Having visited the tightly knit Marion-Bosser family during my recent travels, I can confidently say I’m both a subscriber to their classic ‘Burgundian’ philosophies and an avid supporter of their delicious micro-production wines. Marion-Bosser’s 2008 is a resounding achievement that can rival almost any Champagne you want to throw at it—they have the terroir, traditional style, and forbearance needed to craft a world-class vintage Champagne (something they manage to release at a ridiculously affordable price).  Read on…https://www.sommselect.com/?product=marion-bosser-premier-cru-millesime-2008

Cuisine Awards 2018

Jean Josselin Champagnes awarded again! 

Cuvee Des Jean was awarded 4.5 stars best buy at $45.

Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2013 awarded 4 stars.

It’s fantastic to have the recognition as they are deserving.  The Cuvee des Jean for the second year in a row.  Both of these champagnes are fabulous and delicious drinking. Cheers!

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 100 point scale

Here is Cameron’s 100-point scale

the 100-point scale:

  • 95-100 Classic: a great wine
  • 90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
  • 85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities
  • 80-84 Good: a solid, well-made wine
  • 75-79 Mediocre: a drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
  • 50-74 Not recommended

Cameron recently reviewed a few of our champagnes and here are the scores

Jean Josselin Blanc de Blancs 2013 – 93/100

Marion-Bosser Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru NV – 95/100

Marion-Bosser Rose Brut Premier Cru NV – 95/100 (shipment due later this year)

Christian Senez Cuvee Renoir Brut NV – 93/100

Killer reviews on our Champagne by Cameron Douglas, MS

Standby for the May edition of “The Shout” mag as it is featuring some of our champagnes.

We recently submitted a selection of our Champagnes to be reviewed by Cameron Douglas, NZ’s only Master Sommelier.

We can’t say any more at the mo on this but we can say that we are fizzing at the cork over our results!  Cameron confirms what we think!