This diverse selection of bubby personalities will have the true champagne lover sailing into 2023.
Louis Roederer Vintage (2010) | Blanc de Blancs |
Mango, candied citrus and buttery pastry aromas. Fine pearlage and minerality from this Grand Avize Chardonnay. Rounded with baked apple and white chocolate satin.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage (2012) | Rosé |
Luminous notes of cherry and delicate spice. Made with grapes from Grands and Premiers Crus, and 51% pinot noir. Intense deep rose colour.
Larmandier-Bernier Longitude | Blanc de Blancs |
This small family-owned house, uses premier cru grapes from Côte des Blancs and Côte de Sézanne for this stellar champagne. Sharp mineral expression and citrus zing, that is refined, pure and elegant.
Once eschewed as a drink for ‘the older generation’, port is experiencing a renaissance. CSLs favourite style? Tawny, hands down. This style, a blend of several vintages and aged for between ten and forty years, yielding a puce-colour from oxidation and oak contact.
Sandeman 30-Year-Old Tawny
Ageing softens the fruity characteristics, turns the fortified wine gold-amber allowing it to take on more complexity ( nut, caramel, and spice) with a silky mouthfeel.
Taylor Fladgate 10-Year-Old Tawny
The iconic dessert wine that strikes the ideal balance between fruit, bold intensity, body and sweetness. Pair with a selection of nuts, cheese and dried fruit.
This original article first appeared in the Winter 2022/23 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.