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Barons de Lafite Rothschild Champagne

 

$34.99

If you’re the legendary luxury five-diamond hotel and resort company that “crafts unforgettable travel experiences in the world’s top destinations,” to whom do you turn when you want to make an exceptional, unforgettable, toasting experience worldwide for all those prestigious and glamorous events being held on your premises?

Well, if you’re the Ritz-Carlton properties, you turn to what many would argue is the world’s greatest wine producing estate – the Barons de Lafite Rothschild.

That’s right! The ultra-luxury company of Barons de Lafite Rothschild bought a property in Champagne just to provide the Ritz-Carlton’s clients with bubbly while they gallivant on magnificent vacations around the world.

I’ve never stayed at a Ritz (I peaked out at the Mandarin Oriental Vegas [good buddy random gambling win]), but I’m sure it’s awesome in a “our Jacuzzis go to 11” kinda way. And I have had the privilege of drinking some of the world’s most expensive Champagnes – Dom P., Cristal, Bollinger and Krug (and that weird one from 50 Cent). And while it may not be those, to my estimation, it’s the glass-pour version of those. In other words, just before you drive off into the sunset in your 1965 Aston Martin, a glass of this will treat you right.

Winemaker Notes:

“The Chardonnay of this champagne takes us into the world of Barons de Rothschild champagnes, marked by an unforgettable taste. A strong, assertive opening that leads into a well-rounded wine – powerful yet restrained; the sign of long aging in traditional cellars. This exceptionally fine cuvee exudes aromas of pear and nuts (almonds, fresh hazelnuts) marrying with hints of white flowers and faint toasty notes. The wine’s brilliance and clarity show pale golden highlights, combined with very fine bubbles that carry an abundant, persistent foam. This rich, ethereal and complex cuvee embodies the essence of the Rothschild family’s winemaking values: perfection, constancy, and a spirit of purity and refinement, all given the utmost of care.”

Critical Acclaim:

“93 points.

“This tightly knit wine has the buzzing energy of a beehive, the frisson of bubbles calming to a spicy scent of bee balm along with darker tones of whole-grain toast. It’s firmly structured, with lasting clarity to its flavors. Pour it with a selection of crudo, dressed in citrus and peppery olive oil.” – Wine & Spirits

“92 points.

“Rich and smoky, this creamy Champagne features firm acidity framing the flavors of almond financier, strawberry puree, coffee and crystalized honey. Offers a focused finish, with spice and citrus peel accents. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases imported.” – Wine Spectator

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