Festivities in fulleffervescence!

The end-of-year celebrations are an opportunity for rejoicing with family and friends enjoying the lively effervescence of Champagne. Anna Caidan suggests some champagnes of distinction; both you and the wine...
will sparkle with pleasure! So...happy festivities!
2019-12-01
Wine Review

CHAMPAGNE BILLECART-SALMON

Brut Rosé, NV

Radiant pink colour with a subtle bouquet of red berries and citrus peel. The palate is light and elegant with an enveloping acidity and delicious flavours of strawberry, raspberry, red apple, almond, grapefruit zest, lemon and orange blossom on a long finish. Perfect as an aperitif or with a wild salmon dish, sublime with red fruit Pavlova.

CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER

La Grande Année Brut, 2007

Luminous colour, with vibrant aromas of floral and wild stone fruit. The palate is exciting, with a harmonious acidity and great depth with flavours of green apples, honeysuckle, chamomile, plums, orange peel, saffron and a saline finish. Ideal with grilled oysters, classic roast duck, cheese (Brie de Meaux, Comté, ewe's cheese).

CHAMPAGNE BRUNO PAILLARD

Assemblage, 2009

Bright gold colour with a fine mousse and a delicate nose of red fruit and citrus aromas. The palate is lively, with a generous acidity and wonderful flavours of cherry, red currants, almonds, strawberries, apple, apricot and vanilla on a persistent finish. Sublime with seafood, fish tartare, sushis and sashimis, fish or crustaceous terrine.

CHAMPAGNE PIERRE PETERS

Les Chétillons Le Mesnil Grand Cru Cuvée Spéciale, 2012

Pale golden colour, with mesmerising bubbles and enticing aromas of sweet brioche and citrus. The palate is bright with a fresh acidity and beautiful flavours of lime, lemon peel, yellow apple, vanilla, marzipan, dried apricot and a touch of honey on a lingering finish. Exquisite with a langoustine tartare with oysters, sweetbread and morels, light and refined buche de Noël, macarons.

CHAMPAGNE POL ROGER

Sir Winston Churchill Brut, 2008

Shimmering gold colour, vivacious bubbles and opulent aromas of citrus zest, nuts and brioche. The palate is powerful, with a perfectly balanced acidity, elegant flavours of orange peel, grapefruit, brioche, toasted hazelnuts, almonds, caramel, toffee and a slight nutmeg finish. Fine match with smoked salmon, foie gras de canard, roast partridge and Christmas pudding.

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