A lot of marketing efforts are being made to convince consumers that Champagne is not just for special occasions. While that’s true, some bottles are meant for times of celebration and opulence. Just by looking at the unique metalicized bottle of Armand de Brignac one can tell these cuvees are for special times. Produced by the Cattier family, who have been making fine Champagnes for 11 generations, Armand de Brignac produces five multi-vintage cuvees. Hip hop star and mogul Jay-Z loved the wine so much he bought the brand in 2014. Winemaker at Armand de Brignac, Emilien Boutillat is a native of Champagne who is committed to creating wines that express the best of Champagne.  While talking with Boutillat and tasting his wines, one can tell his efforts are succeeding.

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Emilien Boutillat, Winemaker, Armand de Brignac (photo courtesy of Armand de Brignac)



Armand de Brignac, Brut Gold MV

A  blend of 40% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier, from the 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Classic Champagne nose of citrus, green apple, toasted brioche and sweet spices. Silky elegant texture. Bight linear acidity brings on flavors of stone fruit, hints of red berries, white flowers and hints of vanilla.

SRP:  $300


Armand de Brignac, Rosé

A blend of 50% pinot noir, 40% pinot meunier and 10% chardonnay,  from the 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Very pretty salmon color. Delicate dark fruit nose with hints of strawberry jam. Fresh cherries lead the flavor but balanced by floral and even nutty notes with great acid and a long finish.

SRP: $450


Armand de Brignac, Blanc de Noirs, Assemblage Two

100% pinot noir from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 vintages. Less than 3000 bottles produces, each individually numbered.

Very bright silvery color. Aromas of stone fruit, apple, citrus and mint dominate this complex bouquet. Flavors of silky peach, and fresh apricot lead to a flinty minerality and mouthwatering acidity. Long complex finish begs you to drink more. Will cellar beautifully for years to come.


SRP: $850