Champagnes for St Valentines Day


Michael Hepworth


Hollywood,CA(Spiritsman)1/31/12—Champagne for St Valentines Day is an excellent idea. Valentines & Champagne go hand in hand . Champagne is for celebrations & Valentines Day is the celebration of love & romance. Champagne makes you ‘light headed’ and a romantic Valentines gift can cause ladies to swoon. Champagne is associated with happy events & a Valentines card or Valentines gift brings great happiness ! Champagne is described as having ‘Heart’ Valentines Day is all about the Heart. Enough reasons for you to choose Champagne as your Valentines Gift.

Champagne Armand de Brignac
Brut Gold

With Armand de Brignac, the bottle complements its contents. The Champagne inside this gold-plated bottle with pewter labels is made only from Premier Cru and Grand Cru-rated grapes. On the nose, it offers soft floral notes. In the mouth, it is both complex and full-bodied, revealing lush apple and melon flavors with a touch of brioche.

Rating: 15.5/20
Price: $300

Champagne Pol Roger
Rosé Vintage 2002

Pol Roger’s Rosé Vintage 2002 contains 15 per cent still wine Pinot Noir in its blend. Salmon pink in color and offering lush red fruit flavors, this light Champagne works best as an aperitif, but would also pair well with seafood, turkey or small game.

Rating: 16/20
Price: $130

Also try the Brut Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2000, $130.


Champagne Perrier-Jouët
2004 Belle Epoque Brut

Composed of 50 per cent Chardonnay, 45 per cent Pinot Noir and 5 per cent Pinot Meunier, this elegant cuvée offers a floral bouquet that is hinted at in the Belle Epoque bottle’s artwork, designed by Emile Gallé in 1902. On the palate, pear and pineapple flavors evolve to reveal a touch of spice.

Rating: 17/20
Price: $140


 Champagne Taittinger
Comtes de Champagne Rosé
2003 Brut Vintage

Ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors team with lemon and yeast to form a complex bouquet.

Rating: 17/20

Champagne Collet
Esprit Couture Brut

This limited edition Champagne is a multi-vintage blend of Collet’s finest cuvées. On the nose, it offers an aromatic floral bouquet with a touch of vanilla. In the mouth, it reveals rounded plum flavors and a smooth finish.

Rating: 15/20
Price: $115

 Champagne Krug
1996 Clos d’Ambonnay

Aromas of cedar and kumquat lead into an elegant palate of lemon, cherry and briar. The clean finish is touched by the essence of minerals.

Rating: 19/20

Also try the 1996 Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blanc, $900.

 Champagne Ruinart
Dom Ruinart Rosé 1996

The fruity and delicate aromas are echoed on the palate with flavors of licorice, red fruit, and citrus. A refined finish leaves an aftertaste of cherry and spice.

Price: $325

Also try the 1998 Brut, $170.

Champagne Moët & Chandon
2000 Dom Pérignon Rosé

Flavors of red berries, flowers, and spices blossom on the palate, resonating in a rich, clear finish.

Rating: 18/20

Also try the 2000 Dom Pérignon, $125.

  Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte
Palmes d’Or Rose Vintage 2003

Composed entirely from Pinot Noir grapes of which half came from Bouzy and half from Riceys, this prestige cuvee is cherry red in color. On the nose, it offers strawberry and raspberry aromas with a hint of vanilla. Soft tannins and rich fruit flavors characterize the palate.

Rating: 16/20


 Champagne Veuve Clicquot
La Grande Dame 1998 Brut

Made from almost two thirds Pinot Noir, La Grande Dame is the quintessence of Veuve Clicquot. With deliciously fine bubbles, an impressive bouquet, and huge aging potential, it pairs equally well with sushi and traditional holiday dishes.

Price: $125

Also try the 1998 Rosé; $335

Michael Hepworth

287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211