7 Bottles of Bubbly for the New Year
New Year’s Eve is 7 days away! We have begun the countdown to help you prepare for the biggest party of the year! Today on our countdown, we are listing our favorite kinds of bubbly. Just in case you missed the start of the countdown, here’s 10 Classic Champagne Cocktails, 9 Hangover Cures, and 8 New Years Eve Parties. Cheers to 2017!
Champagne is one of the staples at every party and bar when the ball drops at midnight, ringing in the New Year. So, instead of dwelling on politics, resolutions that never lasted, and shopping that you still haven’t finished for this holiday season, pick up some bubbly! There’s so many different types of Champagne it may be overwhelming choosing the perfect one. So, I’ve listed 7 outstanding Champagnes you can purchase for your special night. Pop the bubbly and welcome 2017!Image from anappealingplan.com.
7. 2004 Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Coeur de Terroir 1er Cru
This Champagne has grapes that were grown on the Doquet estate and only 5% of champagne imported to the US fall in this category. This champagne has flavors of marzipan, toasted almond, fruitcake, brioche, and flowers. Very interesting!
6. 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Champagne
This champagne is aged for 15 years in leftover yeast from its fermentation. It creates a taste that resembles rich, brioche. You will taste notes of candied citrus, baked apples, gingerbread, and butterscotch.
5. Taittinger Brut La Francaise
This champagne is made with 40 percent Chardonnay and has immediate pressing, cold fermenting, and four years of aging. This results in a delicate, yeasty profile with a nice lasting finish. Average price is $49.99.
4. Deutz Blanc De Blancs 2009
Deutz has created excellent champagnes for years, beginning in 1838. This champagne is made from 100 percent Chardonnay and uses grapes from Cotes des Blancs. It has wonderful aromas of fresh flowers and crisp fruit.
3. Krug Grande Cuvee
This is the king of champagnes! Krug’s Grand Cuvee embodies a nice light apple, sweet spice, and hazelnut flavor. It is enhanced with tangy citrus and fine bubbles.
2. Champagne Henriot Cuvee des Enchateleurs
In the 16th century the Henriot family settled in Champagne and began the art of making wine. The Henriot Brut is made from 58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay grapes. This champagne offers a fruit nose and a palate of floral fruitiness with hints of spice.
1. Champagne Pommery 1998 Cuvee Louise Brut Champagne
This wonderful champagne is creamy, fruity and well-balanced. It also pairs very well with fried foods, so it may be perfect for hors d’oeuvre. The fruit and acidity are prominent yet there are yeasty notes hidden.