A glass of fizz is fabulous any time but especially so over the festive celebrations. So, polish up your flutes, set the aromas and bubbles free and let the good times flow as we present to you our tried and tested selection of the best Champagnes to enjoy for Christmas 2020.
Moët & Chandon: Grand Vintage
Perhaps one of the world’s most loved Champagne houses, Moët & Chandon has been crafting high quality Champagne since 1743. Described as ‘lively and dancing’ the Grand Vintage Extra Brut from 2012 vintage is perfect for a party. This refreshing Champagne offers notes of lemon curd, crisp pear and nutty nougat and tangerines. Presented in a stylish box, this makes a perfect gift or of course a beautiful addition to your own drinks collection.
Bollinger: Special Cuvee 007 Limited Edition
James Bond first ordered a glass of Bollinger in the 1973 film Live and Let Die so to celebrate over 40 years as the official Champagne partner of the legendary British secret agent the Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 has been released. Known for its rich and savoury style this Bollinger Special Cuvée is an iconic Champagne in every sense; notes of toffee, orange peel, pear and hazelnut with a crisp, long and textured finish – the perfect drink for any sophist iced occasion.
The James Bond inspired limited editing gift box makes it perfect for Bond buffties and Champagne lovers alike.
Laurent Perrier: Cuvee Rose
For those who like a little bit of colour in their lives then the Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé is the ideal choice. Its mellifluous salmon pink colour combined with fruity flavours and fresh aromas make this the perfect partner to a range of dishes from smokes salmon brunches to red fruit desserts. The distinct bottle and pink packaging make it an eye-catching addition to your festive fizz collection.
Taittinger: Nocturne Sec City Lights
The twinkling addition to the Taittinger collection is the Taittinger Nocturne Sec which has a hint more sweetness than the classic Brut Réserve. It is rich and full-bodied, displaying notes of ripe peach, dried apricot, golden raisins, white blossom and syrup and makes the perfect companion to enjoy with gingerbread or mice pies throughout the festive season. This ‘Sec’ is placed between Taittinger’s Brut Réserve and a demi-sec style, making it a wonderful choice for those who find classic Champagne a little too dry. The dazzling bottle and gift box make it an eye-catching present for those who come alive after dark.
Veuve Clicquot : Rose Non Vintage Message Gift Box
Another Rosé Champagne (NV) for those who have a penchant for pink and enjoy a fine and elegant balance between freshness and complexity – the signature style Veuve Clicquot is renowned for. On the nose raspberry, cherry blossom and dried cranberry, evolving into vanilla cream, frangipane and apricot jam on brioche are detected. This drink is well-structured that it can be enjoyed on its own or served for an indulgent breakfast. The limited-edition gift box which includes a magnetic board for you to add your own personalised message is perfect way to send any sentiment in the most sophisticated style.
Egly-Ouriet – Brut Tradition Grand Cru
Fourth generation producer, Egly-Ouriet is a pioneer of the Champagne movement which follows organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention principles to produce a Champagne with a rich and exotic intensity. The Brut Tradition Grand Cru presents is creamy and presents layers of freshly cut flowers, orchard fruits, strawberry jam, crème caramel, coconut and pastry. With a cult following comprising of many industry connoisseurs this drink has been described as spectacular! A great drink to have on hand when a sparkling wine lover pays an unexpected visit.