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  • Benoit Dehu Extra Brut Cuvee De L’Orme N.V. (2017)

    £109.95

    “The NV (2017) Cuvée L’Orme is another impressive Champagne from Benoit Déhu. Aromatic and light on its feet, L’Orme shows the more delicate, nuanced side of Pinot Noir off to great effect. Kirsch, wild flowers, mint, spice and dried flowers are all nicely lifted. L’Orme is classy, understated and impossible to resist. Bright acids and veins of salinity extend the finish effortlessly. No dosage. Disgorged: July 11, 2022. Drinking window: 2023-2031. 94 points

    Benoît Déhu has a pretty intriguing set of new releases this year. The top wines remain La Rue des Noyers (Meunier) and Cuvée L’Orme (Pinot Noir), both of which are impressive, especially considering the challenges of 2017. There is also a collection of single-rootstock bottlings from Rue des Noyers, in this case all 2014s. Those are interesting wines to taste, but perhaps releasing them in the same vintage as the Rue des Noyers might have provided a greater opportunity for comparative tastings. Biodynamic farming is the norm. The wines are fermented and aged in neutral wood, with blocked malolactic fermentation and bottled with no dosage. These remain some of the most distinctive Champagnes readers will come across.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/22)

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  • Benoit Dehu Extra Brut La Rue des Noyers N.V. (2016)

    £87.95

    “The NV (2016) Cuvée La Rue des Noyers, 100% Meunier, is bright, effusive and full of energy. In 2016, the Rue des Noyers is not as overt as it can be, but instead makes its case with energy and verve more than sheer power. I find it especially distinctive and elegant. Exotic dried flowers, ginger, apricot and spice linger. There is so much to like, and also so much to look forward to as the 2016 develops in the cellar. No dosage. Disgorged: May, 2021. Drinking window: 2022-2030. 94 points

    This is a gorgeous set of wines from Benoît Déhu. There are three single-variety/single-parcel Champagnes, and the Initiation, which is a Meunier/Pinot Noir blend. Biodynamic viticulture and a minimalist approach in the cellar are the rule. Some wines are vinified and aged in oak (Rue des Noyers, Cuvée de L’Orme), which seems to add depth and texture. Malolactic fermentation is blocked and wines are bottled with no dosage. Déhu achieves fabulous balance with his wines. The 100% Pinot Noir Cuvée L’Orme is especially brilliant this year.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/18)

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  • Benoit Dehu Extra Brut La Rue des Noyers Rose de Saignee N.V. (2019)

    £109.95

    “The NV (2019) Rosé Saignée Cuvée La Rue des Noyers is a gorgeous, wonderfully distinctive Champagne. Deep, savory Meunier character is front and center. Crushed red berry fruit, spice, dried flowers and leather all take shape in this powerful, resonant Rosé from Benoit Déhu. There is a ton of weight and gravitas. Ultimately, the Rose Saignée is all about nuance and structure, and less about fruit. No dosage. Disgorged: February 28, 2022. Drinking window: 2022-2027. 92 points

    Benoît Déhu has a pretty intriguing set of new releases this year. The top wines remain La Rue des Noyers (Meunier) and Cuvée L’Orme (Pinot Noir), both of which are impressive, especially considering the challenges of 2017. There is also a collection of single-rootstock bottlings from Rue des Noyers, in this case all 2014s. Those are interesting wines to taste, but perhaps releasing them in the same vintage as the Rue des Noyers might have provided a greater opportunity for comparative tastings. Biodynamic farming is the norm. The wines are fermented and aged in neutral wood, with blocked malolactic fermentation and bottled with no dosage. These remain some of the most distinctive Champagnes readers will come across.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (05/22)

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  • Benoit Dehu Initiation N.V. (2017)

    £69.95

    “The NV (2017) Initiation is a beautiful, exotic wine. Apricot, orange confit, hazelnut, spice and chamomile give the 2017 a decidedly exotic feel. My impression is that the 2017 will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later, as it is a bit forward, with slightly honeyed notes that start to appear over time. Initiation is a blend of 78% Pinot Noir and 22% Meunier, vinified in oak and bottled with no dosage. Disgorged: July 27, 2019. Drinking window: 2020-2025. 93 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/20)

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  • Benoit Dehu Initiation Rose N.V. (2019)

    £69.95

    “The pale-colored NV (2019) Rosé Initiation is laced with hints of chalk, mint, white pepper and crushed rocks. Readers who enjoy a nervy style of mineral-drive, taut Rosé will enjoy this. I would like to see a bit more depth on the mid-palate. No dosage. Disgorged: February 28, 2022. 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier. Drinking window: 2022-2027. 90 points

    Benoît Déhu has a pretty intriguing set of new releases this year. The top wines remain La Rue des Noyers (Meunier) and Cuvée L’Orme (Pinot Noir), both of which are impressive, especially considering the challenges of 2017. There is also a collection of single-rootstock bottlings from Rue des Noyers, in this case all 2014s. Those are interesting wines to taste, but perhaps releasing them in the same vintage as the Rue des Noyers might have provided a greater opportunity for comparative tastings. Biodynamic farming is the norm. The wines are fermented and aged in neutral wood, with blocked malolactic fermentation and bottled with no dosage. These remain some of the most distinctive Champagnes readers will come across.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/22)

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  • Champagne Augustin Cuvee 02 Rosee N.V.

    £129.95

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  • Champagne Augustin Feu N.V.

    £73.95

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  • Champagne Augustin Terre N.V.

    £59.95

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  • David Leclapart Coteaux Champenois Trepail Blanc Premier Cru 2020

    £135.00

    “David Léclapart crafts Champagnes of personality and distinction from his tiny cellar in Trépail. Then again, virtually all of the attention is in the vineyards, where meticulous farming and a strict adherence to biodynamics are the guiding principles. In the past, I have found these wines both eccentric and inconsistent, but when they are on, they are captivating. These are rich, vinous Champagnes that benefit from considerable aeration and enough time to follow their gradual evolution in the glass.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (07/15)

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  • David Leclapart L’Aphrodisiaque Premier Cru 2017

    £199.95

    “David Léclapart crafts Champagnes of personality and distinction from his tiny cellar in Trépail. Then again, virtually all of the attention is in the vineyards, where meticulous farming and a strict adherence to biodynamics are the guiding principles. In the past, I have found these wines both eccentric and inconsistent, but when they are on, they are captivating. These are rich, vinous Champagnes that benefit from considerable aeration and enough time to follow their gradual evolution in the glass.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (07/15)

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  • Gonet-Sulcova Gaia Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2010

    £79.95

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  • Gonet-Sulcova Millesime Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2014

    £54.95

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