"Duval Leroy Brut Blanc de Blancs Millésime 2006 Grand Cru"

Duval Leroy Brut Blanc de Blancs Millésime 2006 Grand Cru - Champagne, France

$108   $145

This is great……and here’s why!
93/100 - Falstaff Magazin
93/100 - Wine Spectator
93/100 - Wine Enthusiast
92/100 - Wine.com
91/100 - CellarTracker
90/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Gold - International Wine Challenge
Silver - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - Mundus Vini

Wine Spectator - "A minerally version, fresh and focused, with a subtle, smoky underpinning and rich flavors of toasted brioche and coconut, poached pear, candied kumquat and chopped almond riding the fine, lacy bead. Disgorged February 2014. Drink now through 2026."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The pale yet brillant yellow 2006 Millésimé Prestige Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru offers an attractive mix of dusty chalk flavors intermixed with yeast, some herbs, and bright fruit flavors of ripe pears and apples as well as citrus fruits. Full-bodied and elegant this is a quite intense and vivacious Blanc de Blancs with finesse and character that seems to be less ripe and rich than so many 2006s."

Wine Enthusiast - "This has all the mineral qualities associated with pure Chardonnay. It is crisp, tightly textured and bright. It also has more serious depths of structure, white fruits and richness."

Wine.com - "One of the most complex Champagnes in the marketplace, the 2006 Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs exhibits bread yeast, ripe apples, and crème in the aromas. The wine's combination of its full-bodied presence and tangy finish make a fine choice with steamed steelhead in a light soy and scallion sauce."

Only Champagne producer to be ranked by Wine Spectator in its top 100 wines ~ 2008

Established in 1859, the House of Duval-Leroy is a six generation family owned champagne-maker. It is one of the biggest vineyard estates held by a single house. Vineyards owned in all of the villages classified Grand Cru of the “Côte des Blancs” and over 40% of total hectarage situated in Premier and Grand Cru villages.

CEO, Carol Duval-Leroy is the first woman to be nominated for the Presidency of the Association of Champagne Wine Producers Association. She was voted 'Most Influential Woman in Champagne' (Revue du Vin de France), 'Belgium Wine Personality in 2012' (VinoMagazine), and 'Top 50 of the Most Powerful Women in Wine.' (The Drink Business)

Blanc de Blancs is white Champagne made exclusively from white grapes, and usually Chardonnay. Those made only from one or more red wine grapes – usually Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – are called Blanc de Noirs. The two terms translate as "White from Whites" and "White from Blacks".

Blanc de Blanc Champagnes tend to taste different to the most familiar non vintage cuvées. Those usually include considerable proportions of black-skinned Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. That said, it is hard to identify any stylistic characters which are common to all Blanc de Blancs bottlings.