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Tommo_Aus

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For those in SA last week I did a lot of searching around online store by store, about all I could find was La Grande Dame for similar prices mentioned earlier ($230?). Either all were gone after the first few days of the deals or they mostly skipped SA, tho earlier this year we did have the big Tattinger/Landon/Perrier-Jouet/Pommery sale.

Still, would be really keen on some discount Billecart-Salmon or Louis Roederer if it ever makes it to these deals, never found myself with a bottle of either!
 

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We had a bottle of the Charles de Cazanove 2007 and Charles de Cazanove NV the other day. Both are very good, and great value for the quality and price.
 

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I have access to 2012 Roederer Rose Brut Nature at $150 shipped for anyone interested
Drop me a PM
 

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Bollinger has launched the premier edition of its first new Champagne cuvée since 2008 - PN VZ 15
As the name implies, it is a 100% Pinot Noir built on a core of fruit from Verzenay and based on the 2015 vintage.
Most of the base wines are from Verzenay, with additions from Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières, and reserve wines from 2009 and 2010.
Each release of PN will showcase a different cru from the base year that highlights its distinctive terroir and taste.
The price will be in between Special Cuvée and La Grande Année.
The wine goes on sale in Australia on September 1. For the first month of release it will be an exclusive with Dan Murphy’s. $200


sorry, that was the shelf price - i forgot about 10% off 6pks and 5% off WISH, which made it $55.58 :)
 

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Tyson Stelzer’s Australian Sparkling Report 2020

The sparkling wine of the year over $50:
  • House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2004 (en magnum)
The blanc de blancs of the year:
  • House of Arras Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle 2009
The sparkling rosé of the year:
  • Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé 2016
The sparkling red of the year:
  • Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008
Tyson Stelzer’s Top 16 (95+pts) Australian sparkling wines of the year 2020:
  1. Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008 | 97 points
  2. House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2004 (en magnum) | 97 points
  3. Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé 2016 | 96 points
  4. Bellebonne Natalie Fryar Vintage Rosé 2017 | 96 points
  5. Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red NV | 96 points
  6. House of Arras Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle 2009 | 96 points
  7. House of Arras Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle 2008 | 96 points
  8. Kreglinger Brut de Blancs 2016 | 95 points
  9. Bellebonne Natalie Fryar Vintage Cuvée 2016 | 95 points
  10. Kreglinger Vintage Rosé 2016 | 95 points
  11. Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2009 | 95 points
  12. Deviation Road Beltana Blanc de Blancs 2013 | 95 points
  13. House of Arras Grand Vintage Méthode Traditionnelle 2009 | 95 points
  14. Josef Chromy Zdar Sparkling 2008 | 95 points
  15. Stefano Lubiana Prestige 1999 | 95 points
  16. House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2005 | 95 points
 

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Tyson Stelzer’s Australian Sparkling Report 2020

The sparkling wine of the year over $50:
  • House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2004 (en magnum)
The blanc de blancs of the year:
  • House of Arras Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle 2009
The sparkling rosé of the year:
  • Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé 2016
The sparkling red of the year:
  • Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008
Tyson Stelzer’s Top 16 (95+pts) Australian sparkling wines of the year 2020:
  1. Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Shiraz 2008 | 97 points
  2. House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2004 (en magnum) | 97 points
  3. Apogee Deluxe Vintage Rosé 2016 | 96 points
  4. Bellebonne Natalie Fryar Vintage Rosé 2017 | 96 points
  5. Primo Estate Joseph Sparkling Red NV | 96 points
  6. House of Arras Blanc de Blancs Méthode Traditionnelle 2009 | 96 points
  7. House of Arras Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle 2008 | 96 points
  8. Kreglinger Brut de Blancs 2016 | 95 points
  9. Bellebonne Natalie Fryar Vintage Cuvée 2016 | 95 points
  10. Kreglinger Vintage Rosé 2016 | 95 points
  11. Castagna Sparkling Genesis 2009 | 95 points
  12. Deviation Road Beltana Blanc de Blancs 2013 | 95 points
  13. House of Arras Grand Vintage Méthode Traditionnelle 2009 | 95 points
  14. Josef Chromy Zdar Sparkling 2008 | 95 points
  15. Stefano Lubiana Prestige 1999 | 95 points
  16. House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged Méthode Traditionnelle 2005 | 95 points
I was at Apogee CD on the weekend and tried the ‘16 Rose, an outstanding sparkling
 

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Arras Brut Elite Cuvee $24.33 @ Cellarmasters after $50 voucher, 5% off WISH, 20% Cashrewards (Payments made using Giftcards are eligible for cash back) - today only - I have a spare $30 and $50 voucher


Tyson Stelzer's Champagne and Sparkling Webinars

Ed Carr - House of Arras
  • House of Arras Brute Elite Cuvée No.1501
  • House of Arras Rosé 2009
  • House of Arras Grand Vintage 2008
  • House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2005
Hervé Dantan - Lanson
  • Lanson Black Label Brut NV
  • Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé NV
  • Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2008 and 2009
  • Lanson Noble Cuvée 2002
Didier Gimonnet - Pierre Gimonnet & Fils
  • Pierre Gimonnet Cuvée Cuis 1er Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
  • Pierre Gimonnet Cuvée Fleuron Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs 2008 or 2009
  • Pierre Gimonnet Special Club ‘Grand Terroirs de Chardonnay 2012
Guy de Rivoire - Bollinger
  • Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV
  • Bollinger Rosé Brut NV
  • Bollinger La Grande Année 2012
  • Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2012
 

qaz

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Bollinger PN VZ 15 isn't online yet, haven't called/asked in-store, but in the meantime if you can't find cheap La Grande Annee at BWS, then AusCellardoor have Special Cuvee for $67.92 using SPRING - thanks/credit to @SleepyPolarBear
$64.73 after 15% Cashrewards @ eBay - today only, $25 cap per account (so spending $166.67 reaches cap)
 

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While not a champagne, we had a bottle of Wicks 2013 "Pamela" sparking chardonnay & pinot noir.
It was wonderful, and on par with most big name NV champagnes.
For about $25, it is great value.
 

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