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Staff Pick

Baron d'Auvergne, Oeil de Perdrix - NV

Item # 37546 750mL
$56.96/ Single Bottle
$683.52 $649.34/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Baron d'Auvergne family domain started in 1923. This formidable Champagne is the type that doubles as an apéritif wine yet works incredibly well at the table. Oeil de Perdrix refers to the pale pink hue of the wine which is mostly based on Pinot Noir with 20% Chardonnay. This comes from the Grand Cru village of Bouzy.


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Staff Pick Notes

No one intends to fall down a rabbit hole, they just do. This bubbly falls between delicacy and depth which is naturally compelling. So you tip the glass for a sip, and another, until your face is pressed against the lips of the glass. Oh my! A floral aroma dusted by yeast and pollen. A palate taut with citrus. The rich mousse and shimmering acid make for a mouthwatering storm cloud mouthfeel. Yes, I know, this description is quite vivid and hard to believe. But what can I say? Some champagne makes you believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast!

- SD

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