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Champagne Ayala

Perle d’Ayala 2006

Champagne, France

A treasure in the portfolio, Perle d'Ayala is produced only in exceptional years, according to practices that have remained faithful to the Champagne tradition. Composed of a majority of Chardonnay, this wine captures the essence of the Champagne terroir, in the purest respect of the style of the House.

James Suckling “A Chardonnay dominant cuvee (80 percent) that has rested on the lees for more than eight years.\ It delivers attractive, nutty complexity with an array of peach, lemon and lime…

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Champagne Ayala

Le Blanc de Blancs 2012

Champagne, France

Ayala’s Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay, produced in small quantities in exceptional years only, fully expresses the superb caliber of great Chardonnay from the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After 6 years of aging in Ayala’s cellars, remarkable minerality and low dosage make this an outstanding wine.

View from the Cellar, John Gilman Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2012 is one of the finest bottles I have ever tasted from this excellent house. The wine spent five years aging sur latte and was…

James Suckling “Super attractive aromas of chalky, fine, lemon pastry and pears with a subtle mineral thread. The palate has a very attractive array of fine, smooth peaches and citrus fruit and…

Related Materials: Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2012 Tech Sheet (93 JS)

Champagne Ayala

Perle d’Ayala 2002

Champagne, France

A treasure in the portfolio, Perle d'Ayala is produced only in exceptional years, according to practices that have remained faithful to the Champagne tradition. Composed of a majority of Chardonnay, this wine captures the essence of the Champagne terroir, in the purest respect of the style of the House.

Wine & Spirits “Where else but in Champagne can you buy a 12-year-old wine with this freshness of fruit, immediately brisk with scents of lemon and orange, generously layering in flavors of golden…

Related Materials: Champagne Ayala Perle d’Ayala 2002 Tech Sheet (95 W&S)

Champagne Ayala

Blanc de Blancs 2008

Champagne, France

Ayala’s Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay, produced in small quantities in exceptional years only, fully expresses the superb caliber of great Chardonnay from the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After 6 years of aging in Ayala’s cellars, remarkable minerality and low dosage make this an outstanding wine.

Wine Spectator “Rich and ripe flavors of glazed apricot and spiced plum are layered with pastry dough, graphite and spice notes in this balanced version, with a lively bead. Accessible, presenting juicy…

Related Materials: Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2008 Tech Sheet (92 WS)

Champagne Ayala

Brut Nature NV

Champagne, France

Brut Nature, cellar-aged for almost 4 years, demonstrates to perfection the high quality of grapes used by the House to craft its wines, and its remarkable expertise in vinification. Being non-dosage, its purity and precision make it an ideal partner for seafood, in particular raw fish and shellfish, or oysters.

Wine Spectator “A well-cut, mouthwatering version, with a fine bead and a rich hint of toasted raisin bread layered with flavors of white cherry, dried apricot and candied lemon zest.”

Wine Enthusiast “Ayala specializes in dry Champagnes, and this is the house’s extreme example. It has just the right amount of bottle age to soften its intense acidity and develop some toastiness…

James Suckling "Attractive gently reductive florals and chalky stony notes. This smells extremely fresh. The palate has a fresh grapefruit, lemon and white peach fruit core. Smooth, nicely ripened and well-balanced. Drink…

Related Materials: Champagne Ayala Brut Nature Non-Vintage Tech Sheet (92 JS)

Vinous Media “Pale gold. Nervy lime, ginger and floral scents, with suggestions of iodine and tarragon. Tightly wound, mineral-driven citrus fruit flavors put on weight with air and take a turn to…

Champagne Ayala

Rosé Majeur NV

Champagne, France

Rosé Majeur is the perfect embodiment of the originality and finesse of the House’s wines. Made predominantly from Chardonnay, it is crafted with the addition of a small proportion of still Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. A low dosage enables it to express the House style, both feminine and generous, with great elegance.

Wine Spectator "Aromatic notes of fresh basil, spice and citrus zest accent the juicy white cherry and biscuit flavors of this fresh rosé Champagne. The firm, focusing acidity is well-meshed to the…

Vinous Media “Bright orange-pink. Fresh strawberry and tangerine on the lively floral nose and in the mouth. Spicy and incisive, with sappy red fruit and rose pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity…

James Suckling "A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance.…

Related Materials: Champagne Ayala Rosé Majeur Non-Vintage Tech Sheet (93 JS)

Champagne Ayala

Blanc de Blancs 2010

Champagne, France

Ayala’s Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay, produced in small quantities in exceptional years only, fully expresses the superb caliber of great Chardonnay from the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After 6 years of aging in Ayala’s cellars, remarkable minerality and low dosage make this an outstanding wine.

John Gilman “The 2010 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Brut Millésime is the new release of this house’s vintage Blanc de Blancs, with all of the grapes hailing from the two Côte de…

James Suckling “Wow factor purity of chardonnay fruit on the nose here, with lemon and grapefruit as well as hints of banana and an attractive, fresh chalky edge. The palate has punchy,…

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Champagne Ayala

Perle d’Ayala 2005

Champagne, France

A treasure in the portfolio, Perle d'Ayala is produced only in exceptional years, according to practices that have remained faithful to the Champagne tradition. Composed of a majority of Chardonnay, this wine captures the essence of the Champagne terroir, in the purest respect of the style of the House.

Le Pan “This cuvee, produced only in top years, and in limited quantities, marks the year the venerable, family-run Ayala was bought by Bollinger. Released after almost nine years on the lees,…

Wine spectator “A fresh, balanced version in a subdued style, presenting subtle notes of poached pear, spring blossom, pastry dough and salted almond. Lightly spiced and creamy in texture, with a firm…

John Gilman “The wine offers up an excellent nose of apple, pear, incipient notes of pastry cream, chalky soil tones, biscuits and a lovely topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the…

Vinous Media “Pale gold. Pungent, sharply focused citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of brioche, smoky minerals and jasmine, with a hint of melon emerging with air. Silky, nervy…

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Champagne Ayala

Brut Majeur NV

Champagne, France

Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House and is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, coupled with extended aging in Ayala's cellars and a low dosage, make this wine suitable for any occasion.

Wine & Spirits “A lovely fresh pinot noir, this is focused on the herbal, spicy imprint of the soil. Its red berry scents and pink peppercorn spice frame the earthiness, while nervous acidity…

Vinous Media “Light yellow. Lively, sharply focused lemon and green apple aromas pick up deeper melon and peach qualities with air. Spicy and precise on the palate, offering juicy citrus fruit and…

James Suckling “A strong offering at the basic level from Ayala. Pinot noir leads the blend in fresh and vibrant style. The palate has plenty of wild cherry, peach, nectarine and grapefruit…

Wine Spectator “There’s a firm, chalky edge to this minerally Champagne, and mouthwatering flavors of candied lemon peel, green apple, crystallized honey and biscuit. This has an elegant texture and an overall…

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