Another year has come and gone, and I think I speak for mostly everyone when I say good riddance. Despite the difficulties we’ve faced throughout 2020, a New Year’s Eve celebration (socially distanced) is in order, and no NYE celebration is complete without a bottle of bubbly to toast a better tomorrow. So, without further ado, grab one of these bottles of Champagne to pop for your New Year’s celebration.
G.H. Mumm Brut Grand Cordon, $44.99 (click here)
This selection is a non-vintage sparkling wine from Champagne, France. The motto, “Dare. Win. Celebrate,” reveals the selection’s intentions for your New Year’s Eve party (and its history as the chosen champagne for Formula 1 champions), making it the perfect conversation piece, as well as the best drink to kick off your celebration.
This bright, golden yellow champagne has a fruity nose and hints of pineapple with a fresh palate and long, caramel finish. You’ll taste citrus with hints of tanginess, with enough interest to keep you sipping away after the toasts are made.
Pol Roger Brut Réserve, $39.99 (click here)
This Champagne is a blend of equal parts Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, and is made with between 30 and 35 base wines.
The Pol Roger Brut has a pale gold appearance and very fine bubbles. The nose is fruity with definitive hints of lemon, but with lingering toasted elements as well. The Champagne is slightly on the dry side, offering a long and mildly acidic finish that makes every sip well worth the price.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut, 2012, $219.99 (click here)
If you’re more of a Champagne connoisseur, this vintage (all the grapes are from the same year) Champagne is well worth the cost of a bottle.
This selection is not only silky and elegant, but it’s also powerfully aged to give the vintage depth and complexity. You’ll note a floral nose with hints of fruity nuance, though the true intricacy is in the apricot, honey, and sugary blends you’ll taste as you sip this remarkable bottle.
Ruinart Brut Rose, $89.99 (click here)
If you’re looking for something slightly off the beaten path, it’s worth delving into the unique tastes of a sparkling rose for your celebration. The Ruinart Brut Rose is a rose sparkling wine from Champagne, France, made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the best recent vintages.
The beautiful rose petal appearance is made all the more powerful by a berry nose and fruity taste. You’ll also experience a lengthy finish that offers a hint of spice to cut the fruitiness of its initial taste.
Perrier Jouet Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque, 2012, $119.95 (click here)
Last but certainly not least, this vintage Champagne is on the pricier end of this list for good reason. Not only is the taste exquisite, but you’ll also find that the art of the bottle itself is worthy of the price tag, all on its own.
This selection is on the dry end of the scale, with notable minerality, though you’ll detect notes of fruit, specifically citrus, as well as floral elements. The light gold appearance will sparkle elegantly on your dining room table, and its bold yet fresh taste will ensure you and your guests enjoy every last sip of the bottle.
Regardless of your experience this year, a final farewell to 2020 is just a few short days away. Before you greet 2021 with arms wide open, pop a bottle of one of these champagnes to ensure your celebration is nothing short of amazing, regardless of your invite list.