Champagne for Every Occasion
It’s the season of cozy scarves, festive celebrations, gift giving, family gatherings — and Champagne. There’s nothing quite like the perfect bottle of tiny bubbles to put everyone in the celebratory mood. Whether holiday parties, Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve, or just a Tuesday night, Champagne is our go to for starting things right. It also makes for a perfect gift for pretty much everyone on your list. This 6-bottle set is your one-stop destination for your holiday Champagne needs.
Champagne Soiree Set Includes:
2x Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose NV
Whether you prefer the classic, Old World grandeur at La Tour d’Argent and The Ritz London, or the refined, simple elegance at Nobu, you can savour Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé. Why? When it comes to Rosé Champagne, the iconic Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is in a class of its own. Securing this very special allocation wasn’t easy, as the lion’s share was slated for top sommeliers who had heard that in January of this year Laurent-Perrier newly disgorged the latest“Cuvée Rosé” — and a shipment of those just-disgorged bottles just hit U.S. shores. These bottles are as fresh and vibrantas can be, direct from the cellars in the Tours-sur-Marne Grand Cru just east of Épernay. A mainstay at the world’s gastronomic palaces. 96 points from The Connoisseurs’ Guide. Just $85 here — a fraction of the cost on any wine list for the DEFINITIVE Rosé Champagne.
2x Louis Roederer NV Brut Premier Champagne
At the Institute of Masters of Wine’s annual Champagne Tasting this past September, our Master Wine team tried roughly 200 world-class Champagnes. When it was over, they determined Louis Roederer NV Brut to be the best multi-vintage brut by far. Wine Spectator, James Suckling, and Wine Enthusiast back this assessment: Each crowned the legendary label 92 points, calling it “elegant,” boasting “impressive build and a nicely honed textural thread,” and praising its “white fruits and crisp acidity as well as mineral texture,” respectively. But these scores only partially point to its excellence. Jancis Robinson calls it “arguably the most reliable non-vintage champagne of them all.” Robert Parker considers it “a classic,” noting its brilliance is “not just influenced by the blending of varietals...but the characteristics of every single plot.” This outstanding Champagne culls two-thirds of this influence from notable Cru and Premier Cru estate grapes — a tactic that affords chef de cave and 2015 Wine Enthusiast Winemaker of the Year Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon pinpoint control of how its shaped. This precision produces an exquisite study of depth and complexity befitting of one of the globe’s most cherished champagne houses.
2x NV Michel Turgy Reserve Selection Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Brut
It takes just four words to get a serious Champagne collector’s heart beating: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Two of history’s most legendary Champagne producers are located there: Salon, the elite house whose rare releases (only four vintages per decade, on average) are some of the most highly sought-after in the business; and Krug, whose famous 1.85-acre Clos du Mesnil vineyard yields a Champagne that easily fetches $700 a bottle. But don’t fret: Domaine Michel Turgy delivers a seductive, affordable NV Reserve Grand Cru that Vinous calls “smooth, sweet, and expansive on the palate.”