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Majella sparkling Shiraz is very good too.. although more in the $25-$30 range depending on specials etc.
Sparkling Shiraz, now we are really talking. A good SS (or other Sparkling Red - I'm not totally bigoted) goes down dangerously easy for me, one of my all time favourite drinks.
 

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I'm not a white wine drinker, and with some champagnes I find after 2-3 glasses the acidity can be a bit overwhelming, particularly in the lower end champagnes. Obviously that's a personal thing, but I found the Nocturne lighter on the acid so I'd be able to drink a few more glasses. Give me Comtes though and I am happy to keep on drinking.

Are you aware of Blanc de Noirs, champagne/sparking pinot noirs, such as [post=1618453]Mount Langi Ghiran Undisgorged Sparkling Pinot Noir 2011 ($31.50)[/post] and [post=1493631]Serge Mathieu Brut Tradition ($49.99)[/post]?
 

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Are you aware of Blanc de Noirs, champagne/sparking pinot noirs, such as [post=1618453]Mount Langi Ghiran Undisgorged Sparkling Pinot Noir 2011 ($31.50)[/post] and [post=1493631]Serge Mathieu Brut Tradition ($49.99)[/post]?

Interesting, thanks. I find it a bit difficult to locate blanc de noirs
 
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Just for the record - my faithful travel companion Choc Ice confronted with his first ever glass of Dom - he was speechless, which is unusual for him.
 

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Hi everyone, looking for thoughts on a bottle of champagne for a friend starting his own business. I had narrowed down to either the Pol Roger Sir Winston, or Tattinger Comtes:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_903759/pol-roger-sir-winston-churchill-brut-vintage

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_769530/taittinger-comtes-de-champagne-blanc-de-blancs-2004

For those that have tried, is one much better? Or is there another Champagne I should be considering in that rough price range? Would go up to say $400 if there is something spectacular I should be buying...
 

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Hi everyone, looking for thoughts on a bottle of champagne for a friend starting his own business. I had narrowed down to either the Pol Roger Sir Winston, or Tattinger Comtes:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_903759/pol-roger-sir-winston-churchill-brut-vintage

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_769530/taittinger-comtes-de-champagne-blanc-de-blancs-2004

For those that have tried, is one much better? Or is there another Champagne I should be considering in that rough price range? Would go up to say $400 if there is something spectacular I should be buying...

Taittinger for me.

This:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_86056/krug-vintage

is often discounted if you can wait for it to come up again.
 

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Hi everyone, looking for thoughts on a bottle of champagne for a friend starting his own business. I had narrowed down to either the Pol Roger Sir Winston, or Tattinger Comtes:

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_903759/pol-roger-sir-winston-churchill-brut-vintage

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_769530/taittinger-comtes-de-champagne-blanc-de-blancs-2004

For those that have tried, is one much better? Or is there another Champagne I should be considering in that rough price range? Would go up to say $400 if there is something spectacular I should be buying...

Those prices aren't overly competitive. I'd probably go for the Krug NV in that case (should be able to pick that up for $220 somewhere). Yikes, $300 at DMs. In that case I'd be going for https://www.danmurphys.com.au/produ...quot-la-grande-dame?orgSearchTerm=grande dame which is brilliant.

Edit: Just thinking about this, even the LGD price is pretty poor.
 
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The Den has $20 off Bollinger cases until 9pm AEST this Sunday


For those that have tried, is one much better? Or is there another Champagne I should be considering in that rough price range? Would go up to say $400 if there is something spectacular I should be buying...

[post=1623989]2002 Krug, it's $370 at Wine Culture - or click+collect at Dan Murphy's for $449.99 to receive 3% Cashrewards and price-match refund at pick-up[/post] :)


15 different stores already tried. Same result.

now $39 :( but for future reference, Malvern (3144) and Chadstone (3148) :)
 

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A great drop worth a mention - made at one of Australia's highest wineries - De Salis wines - De Salis Wines

They do sparkling's like you wouldn't believe:

- Blanc de blanc
- Blanc de noir
- Loftee Cuvee

All three a gorgeous and if you are lucky enough to find any of the older vintages, even better!
 

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