Top 5 Prestigious Bottles of Champagne

Champagne is intrinsically associated with celebration. And, to celebrate a special occasion properly, you need to choose the best champagne. However, with the sheer variety of options available in the market, it can be difficult to choose the best champagne for that special occasion.

We’ve therefore compiled a list of the top five premium champagnes worth trying out:

1. Dom Perignon, Oenothèque, 1992

Dom Perignon, owned by Moët et Chandon, is one of the best-selling wines in the world. It is a unique vintage champagne whose grapes were harvested early – starting September 1992. The wine is aged for at least 10 years to ensure maximum deliciousness. 

This champagne develops very fine and has delicate bubbles thanks to the lengthy production and aging process. The nose conjures up fresh almonds and aniseed that give way to dried figs and mango with toasty aromas completing the bouquet.

Dom Perignon is a classic champagne best reserved for a special occasion. 

2. Charles Heidsieck Reserve Rosé

Reserve Rosé is a fruity and aromatic wine that adds magic to any occasion. It is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, with 20% reserve wine. The nose of this wine are fragrances of home-made strawberry jam, baking spices, and honey. Wild strawberries and dried roses lead the palate, ending with gingerbread and a combination of blackberry, strawberry, and raspberry. 

The champagne is smooth and elegant making it a great aperitif for any special occasion. The best thing is that Reserve Rosé is inexpensive and is available at most online wine retailers.

3. Krug Grande Cuvée 

While Krug is relatively young compared to some champagne houses (was established in 1843), it is renowned for its range of Grand Cuvées. Each bottle of the Grande Cuvée features a blend of more than 120 wines and takes more than twenty years to craft. 

The champagne has notes of jellied fruits, barley sugar, hazelnuts and toasted bread. You may also taste hints of sweet spices, almonds, gingerbread, honey and even brioche. The nicest thing about Krug Grande Cuvée is that it pairs well with a variety of dishes. Additionally, it comes in a medium body including a magnum champagne size that will not overwhelm food. 

4. Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée 

Bollinger’s Special Cuvée is one of the best champagnes in the world. It features a blend of grapes and reserve wines including Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The champagne has alluring aromas of spice, ripe pears, and hints of apple compote and roasted apples. Additionally, it has notes of fresh walnut, brioche, currant fruit and ripe black cherry. 

Special Cuvée goes well with a variety of dishes including sashimi, grilled lobster, sushi, and crayfish among others. To enhance the aromas and bouquet, serve the champagne between 10 and 12°C. 

5. Taittinger Brut Reserve Non-Vintage

Taittinger is one of the best-selling family-owned champagne brands – sells more than 5.5 million bottles per year. The Brut Reserve is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. It has aromas of brioche, peach, white flowers and vanilla pod. The champagne also has flavours of honey and fresh fruit. 

Brut Reserve is a perfect accompaniment to mushroom quiche, lamb with chanterelles, and crayfish.

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