Duval-Leroy Champagne ‘Dégustation Secrète’



Something quite exceptional and very special here from our exclusive Champagne house, Duval-Leroy.

Conceived during lockdown last year to celebrate Carol Duval-Leroy’s 30 years at the helm of Champagne’s last remaining family owned house of its size, Dégustation Secrète (secret tasting) is a unique opportunity to taste some of the best vintage Champagnes from the last 25 years at a standard Champagne Brut price.

Duval have packaged six special cuvées from six great vintages in secret packaging, so you don’t know what you’re going to get until you unwrap the foil.

When you buy a bottle, you are guaranteed one of the following cuvées:

  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs 1996
  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Extra-Brut 1998
  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 2002
  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Precious Plots Clos des Bouveries 2006
  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Precious Plots Cumières 2007
  • Champagne Duval-Leroy Cuvée des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers 1er Cru 2008

When you a buy a box of 6 bottles, you are guaranteed one bottle of each cuvée.

Many of these cuvées are no longer available but original prices would have been far in excess of the price of a bottle of Brut Tradition. Different vintages of the Precious Plot cuvées alone are €95 each on Duval’s own website, and that’s at the lower tax rates in France than we endure here.

This is almost certainly a one-time opportunity. We’ve bought big stocks of this but a number of our top hotel accounts have already been buying this up for their Christmas guests, so when stocks are gone, they’re gone.

How does it work

Each Dégustation Secrète gift box is identical, as are the bottles except for one thing. When you open the foil, a code is revealed under the cap of the bottle. By flashing the QR code on the gift-box and then filling in the code, you are directed to a dedicated website where you will have access to exclusive digital content, including presentation videos of the cuvées by Carol Duval-Leroy herself, data sheets and a Champagne quiz. There’s even booking slots for live chats with the Duval-Leroy team, discussing Champagne, gastronomy, viticulture, etc. Then you enjoy the special cuvée you’ve opened, it’s as simple and as brilliant as that.

  • Secret parcel
  • 750ml
  • 12-13%% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030
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Producer: Champagne Duval-Leroy

Founded in 1859, by Mr Duval and Mr Leroy, a grower and a merchant, independent luxury Champagne house Duval-Leroy is today run by Belgian Carol Duval-Leroy, who took control of the estate after her husband Jean Charles died suddenly in 1991. As well as presiding over a long period of growth and success, she has also left her mark on the wider champagne world, becoming in 2007 the first woman ever (and only woman to date) to be nominated chairman of the Association Viticole Champenoise, Champagne's winemakers' association. 

Many consider successful, modern, market-building Carol to be the 21st century version of famous widow Veuve Clicquot ably assisted by Sandrine Logette-Jardin, one of the only female cellar masters in Champagne. Still very much a family business with Carol's sons Julien, Charles and Louis working alongside her, Duval-Leroy is now recognized as high quality champagne with cuvées found in more than 250 Michelin starred restaurants.

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