Canterbury Wines: Champagne

By: Canterbury Wines  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Wine

     Halliday's Top 100 of 2004 - 94 points; Jancis Robinson - 17.0 points   $74.95 per bottle

    James Halliday - 96 points $125.00 per bottle  

    James Halliday - 94 points; Jancis Robinson - 16.5 points  $85.95 per bottle

   A superb boutique champagne, great value  $59.95 per bottle  

     Halliday's Top 100 of 2005 - 95 points; "Great champagne" - Epicure Uncorked ***** & Wine of the Week; Gourmet Traveller Wine's Value-for-Money Winner; Jancis Robinson - 17.0 points     $89.95 per bottle  

    James Halliday - 97 points; Gourmet Traveller Wine - 96 points    $269.50 per bottle

    "An utterly extraordinary wine" - James Halliday, 100 points"; A powerful, majestic Champagne" - Wine Spectator, 99 points; "Krug regards the '28, '90 and '96 as its three finest wines of the 20th century"  $750.00 per bottle

     "As good as many champagne houses vintage wines" - Ralph Kyte Powell; Jancis Robinson - 17.5 points; Gourmet Traveller Wine - 91 points    $69.95 per bottle

     "This is easily the best we've seen since the scintillating 1996 Cristal. Intensity and fine concentration are the hallmarks of this Champagne.. The palate is needle-like in its precision, with piercing acidity and fine floral notes, clean and long. Not one to be missed!" - Nick Stock, - 97 points; James Halliday's Top 100 Wines for 2009 - 97 points; "The best Cristal since 1996 and may even, in time, rival the almost perfect 1990.. an absolutely classic Cristal.. vibrant, rich, perfectly balanced and fine" - Phillip Rich, Top 20 wines 2008; "Extraordinary grace and elegance.. It is a gorgeous, seductive Cristal of the highest level" - The Wine Advocate, 96+ points   $395.00 per bottle

  James Halliday - 95 points; Jancis Robinson - 16.5 points   $56.95 per bottle  

  Wine Spectator - 91 points   $84.95 per bottle  

      "This is what you expect a prestige Champagne to look, smell and taste like" - Wine Enthusiast, 93 points; "All smoothness on the palate" - Wine Spectator, 92 points (90-94 pts outstanding)   $67.50 per bottle

      James Halliday - 93 points; Wine Spectator - 91 points (90-94 pts outstanding)   $49.95 per bottle

      "Its quality is instantaneously obvious, full of power and grace.. fine, silky citrus and nectarine fruit which caresses the palate into paroxysms of joy" - James Halliday's Top 100 of 2008, 97 points; "Shows great aging potential" - Wine News, 96 points  $245.00 per bottle

      "When it comes to value for money this was the winner by a very strong margin.. there is every facet of elegance, finesse and distinction that you might expect… this is one glorious and affordable luxury that you simply must not live without" - Matthew Jukes; "An outstanding vintage from a house so popular in Australia. .. Velvety texture, mid-palate creaminess, impeccable balance and crisp, natural acidity to finish" - Peter Forrestal; "Possesses notable harmony and balance, with terrific length and a long, sweet finish. Simply put, this is gorgeous stuff" - Robert Parker, 91 points  $97.50 per bottle

  Halliday's Top 100 of 2007 - 97 points; Stephen Tanzer - 92 points   $239.00 per bottle

  "A very long citrus and apple palate, with touches of biscuit on the extended finish. Reputation and quality combine to make this wine a bargain" - James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2010, 95 points $99.95 per bottle  

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Wine

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