These are some fancy French bubbles, the créme de la créme of celebratory sippers hailing, of course, from Champagne. With phenomenal examples of fizz from Nicolas Maillart and Guy Larmandier, this premium pack is bubbling over with points and medals and perfect for anyone who likes to take their silly season seriously.
Each 6 pack contains two bottles of each of the following:
Guy Larmandier Cramant Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV
RRP $100 | 94 pts Decanter | 6 x Gold Medals
“It’s 100% chardonnay so it’s quite a lighter style, but still has those typical quite full-bodied characteristics to it. It’s got a little bit of that toastiness to it, a nice creamy mousse from the bubbles and it’s really nice and dry too. It’s got everything and it’s so well-balanced. I reckon this is one you’d break out on Christmas Day, or any kind of event, because it makes you look fancy as f*ck” - Jordan, Mofo Wine Broker
Nicolas Maillart Brut Platine 1er Cru NV
RRP $90 | 95pts Decanter | 95pts Michael Edwards | 95pts Simon Field MW | 95pts Tim Hall
“Here we’re actually looking at Nicolas Maillart. So things you might see is a little bit of that brioche, biscuity character. Apple, blossom, honeyed characters and a little bit of a toasty note as well. Instead of using it as celebration wine, it has got such guts and such finesse and interest that you can actually have this throughout a meal. So think about perhaps some seared scallops. You can just tell that there has been so much love and care that has gone into this glass. If you want to be a hero at your next dinner party, get yo’self a bottle.” - Emma, Mofo Wine Broker
And one bottle of each of the following:
Nicolas Maillart Brut Rose Grand Cru NV
RRP $130 | 92pts Wine Spectator
Nicolas is the ninth generation of the Maillart family to practice quality winemaking. They’ve been working the vines since 1753 and 260-ish years later, this Grand Cru rosé has proven itself to be kind of a big deal. Bursting with creamy bubbles, there are notes of white cherry and blossoms with a touch of lemon zest on the finish. It won 92 points from Wine Spectator thanks to its “mouthwatering acidity” and will go down a treat at any celebration, an iconic import that’ll impress to no end.
Guy Larmandier Cuvée Signé François Millésime 2008 Brut
RRP $140 | Boutique Producer
Great bubbles from a cool producer with production overseen by Colette, Guy’s widow, along with his two children Francoise and Marie-Helene. This is a creamy, elegant Champagne with lemon acidity and aromas of butter, honey, pear and hazelnut.