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Saint Hilaire 'Brut' Brut 2012
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Saint Hilaire 'Brut' Brut 2012

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"Similar to top quality nonvintage champagne at one third the price."~Robert Parker

"Dry, toasty, smooth and clean Saint Hilaire truly captivates with an attractive yeasty aroma and luscious creamy texture. The palate is light and crisp with citrus and apple flavors and the body is just hefty enough."
Item ID: #6903
Size: 750mL (bubbly)
Closure: Cork

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"Similar to top quality nonvintage champagne at one third the price."~Robert Parker

"Dry, toasty, smooth and clean Saint Hilaire truly captivates with an attractive yeasty aroma and luscious creamy texture. The palate is light and crisp with citrus and apple flavors and the body is just hefty enough."

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Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France's Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century.

By 1794 Blanquette de Limoux was well known and appreciated throughout France. About that time, it was discovered by a famous American, Thomas Jefferson.

Among his other talents, the third American President was an expert on French Wines and Blanquette de Limoux, one of his favorites, was an integral part of his wine cellar. In fact, President Jefferson was probably the first person to bring the wine to America.

Today, Blanquette de Limoux has won the acclaim of knowledgeable wine enthusiasts throughout the world.

It is sold in the United States under the name SAINT-HILAIRE in honor of the monks who first created the wine more than 475 years ago. One taste of SAINT-HILAIRE quickly reveals why France's Oldest Sparkling Wine is also its' best.

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Reviews (6)

Linda

Crisp, clean. Incredible value.

Margaret

Saint Hilaire brut

"The best "champagne" - I do tell folks about it, but don't want it to be sold out. Mixed feelings about sharing - I'm greedy."

Tom

Lovely Sparkler

"The 2012 drinks exceptionally well. Better than the 2011 by far. My friends all agree that this is very enjoyable, especially at this price! Lots of bubbles to go with a semi-dry citrus mouthful. A great go-to drink to celebrate weekend after weekend."

Henry

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Eric

Great alternative to Champagne

"Champagne can be pretty pricey, so I usually opt for this... the oldest sparkling wine in the world! Much more complex and rewarding than most Cava or Prosecco at the same price point, it shows great balance and offers a ton of those small fizzy bubbles that many of the Californian "Champagnes" lack."

Mark

If it walks like a duck...

"I have spent a fair amount of time plumbing the depths of the drinkable sparkling wines.In America that means the Gruet, the Gloria Ferrer, and the Mumms Presige. All are more expensive that the St. Hilaire. But not by much.I can buy the Gloria for under $12 a bottle between Thanksgiving and New Years. It is a far superior bottle to the St. Hilaire.The St. Hilaire fruit is subdued, even muddied in comparison to any of the other bubblies that I mentioned.If you've got to buy several cases for a party, your guests won't be able to tell the difference.But if it's for personal consumption, buy your cases between Thanksgiving and New Years which is what I do every year. Usually 3-4 cases.Is the St. Hilaire drinkable? Yes. But there are better options at this price point."

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