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:
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.
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.
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