Bollinger Champagne Deluxe Celebration Dinner Pack
This is great……and here’s why!A deluxe Bollinger Champagne pack made for any celebratory dinner. It features our ever popular Bollinger Brut champagne and a selection of exceptional white and red wine. Comes gift wrapped and a card with your personalised message. Order now and get same-day delivery.
1 x Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée Champagne - Gift Box - Champagne, France
LE GUIDE HACHETTE DES VINS, Recognition won: 2 Stars Coup de Coeur
96/100 Halliday Wine Companion
93/100 James Suckling
93/100 Wine Spectator
94/100 Gilbert & Gaillard
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
16/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
Halliday Wine Companion "Bollinger is second only to Krug with the depth and complexity of its reserve. The accent is firmly on pinot noir from Premier and Grand Cru sources. Small wonder it is of towering power and complexity capable of handling any food match. Exceptional bargain."
James Suckling "Lots of biscuit aromas and a wide spectrum of fresh-citrus, candied-citrus, red-apple and red-berry notes. Mouth-filling creaminess, plus quite an imposing presence and powerful structure for an NV Brut. Long, citrus and chalky finish that’s very clean and properly dry. 60% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay, 10% pinot meunier. Almost 20% barrel fermented and 62% reserve wines."
Decanter "..Excellent fine mousse, dry and refreshing....Delicate aromas of spiced baked apples, pear, quince, a touch of raspberry and notes of brioche and biscuits. "
Wine Spectator "This harmonious Champagne is wonderfully vibrant as it dances across the palate, with the satinlike mousse carrying flavors of white cherry, Marcona almond and ground coffee that show accents of candied kumquat, ginger, aromatic verbena and graphite. A streak of racy salinity emerges on mouthwatering finish. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier."
Gilbert & Gaillard "A successful, racy Champagne that lingers on the palate...Beautiful, brilliant, clear light gold. Delicate nose offering up fruity and biscuit accents. The palate is fleshy, fresh and delivers more of the same compelling, chiselled aromas."
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "Dominated, as always, by Pinot Noir and with wood fermentation and aging, this Champagne has a great poise between freshness and richness. It is intense and ripe, with apple and minerality coming together."
Vinum Wine Magazine "Superb, seductive bouquet of pastries, spices and exotic fruits; elegant attack, slim but dense development, has flesh, great elegance and finesse and ideal length; belongs again to the best Brut of Champagne."
Bollinger is perhaps one of the most recognisable French Champagne houses internationally. Founded in 1829 in Champagne, France, Bollinger has continuously created prestigious champagnes with a unique powerful character that is distinguished by their elegance and complexity; nothing less than excellence is permitted. It is because of this pursuit of perfection that Bollingers has been awarded the Royal Warrant since 1884.
The Bollinger vineyard covers 179 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 800,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends. As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 4,000 small, aged casks. Bollinger lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because a great wine needs the luxury of time to develop its full character.
The Champagne region lies at the northern edge of the world's vineyard-growing areas, with lower average temperatures than any other French wine region. In this kind of cool climate, the growing season is rarely warm enough to ripen grapes to the levels required for standard winemaking. Even in temperate years, Champagne's grapes still bear the hallmark acidity of a marginal climate, and it was only the discovery of secondary fermentation that provided a wine style capable of harnessing – and even embracing – this tartness.
Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. With effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.
The Champagne region is located 140 kilometres from Paris, France. While the vines in this region have been producing wine since the Roman era, it is only in the past couple of hundred years that winemakers began producing Champagne using méthode champenoise - the complex method that produces the style of Champagne the world knows and loves today. Another important component of the production of champagne is the chalk and limestone soils which dominate the Champagne region. Vines grown in these conditions result in wines that are high in acidity - a key component to making good sparkling wine. Champagne's northerly location - about as north as grapes can ripen - also allow for higher acidity and lower alcohol levels which are also very important for producing quality sparkling wine.
1 x Hewitson Gun Metal Eden Valley Riesling 2021 - Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia
94/100 James Suckling
94/100 James Halliday (2019 vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
95/100 Jeremy Oliver (2017 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
92/100 Jeremy Oliver (2016 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
91/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2016 vintage)
Silver - Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017
James Suckling "Offers fresh lemon, apple and pear, as well as sweetly fragrant spice. Pure and sleek palate with crisp apple, pear and lemon building into the long finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
Tyson Stelzer "True to its name, this riesling is built around a steely, high tensile backbone and chalky mineral structure. It’s a taut and pristine style of pretty lemon blossom perfume, granny smith apple and lime zest fruit, carrying with impressive persistence and tightly coiled focus." (2019 vintage)
James Halliday "Low yields across the Clare and Eden Valleys occasioned by the relentlessly dry growing season have come good with very concentrated flavours. (2019 vintage)
Qantas Magazine "Aromas of lime, petals, minerals and talc. The palate showcases citrus, mineral and powder dry finish." (2019 vintage)
The Winemaker "The palate is delicate, refined and intense, with a firm, dry finish and lingering aftertaste. Citrus, mineral and powder-dry finish." (2019 vintage)
Wine Spectator "Light and crisp, with pear and lime flavors that are appealing and straightforward. Drink now." (2017 vintage)
Wine Enthusiast "This is a steely, flinty Riesling....fruit: lemons, apples and orange peel, on the nose. But the palate is all about the flinty minerality."
Wine Spectator "Finds a balance between elegance and power, with a light and lively body. Offers intense notes of peach blossom, lime zest and honeysuckle. Vibrant and juicy on the finish, where a hint of fresh ginger chimes in. (2016 vintage)
Frederick Wildman "Eden Valley is recognised as one of the world’s great Riesling regions. This single-vineyard is recognised as one of the best Eden Valley vineyards. The specific topography and mineral profile provide ideal conditions for Riesling. Gun Metal describes the grey-coloured stone amongst the vineyard while symbolizing the steely minerality of the wine. Lime minerals and powder. Citrus, especially lime predominates the flavour profile while carrying the trademark minerality that Gun Metal is renowned for."
Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single-site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."
Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.
Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.
Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."
James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."
1 x Château Vieux Robin 2016 ~ Médoc, Bordeaux, France
16,5/20 Jancis Robinson (2016 Vintage)
85/100 Jean-Marc Quarin (2016 Vintage)
5 Stars, Ma Cave Par E.Leclerc (2016 Vintage)
This wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. It is aged exclusively in 2nd year barrels for 12 months.
For over half a century Château Vieux Robin has been producing excellent wine. This family owned Cru Bourgeois winery is located in Begadan at the far north of the Médoc.
Owned by 5th Generation owners, Maryse and wine-maker Didier Robin, who learnt his trade at Château Clarke and is known as a skilled craftsperson.
Château Vieux Robin estate comprises of 18 hectares of vines planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon, some Black Merlot and the remainder Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.