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The Top 10 Most Sold Bottles of Champagne

It has been described as “perfume going in, sewer coming out.” Still, this sparkling wine is one of the most sought-after drinks in times of celebration. Here is a list of the top 10 most sold bottl

It has been described as “perfume going in, sewer coming out.” Still, this sparkling

wine is one of the most sought-after drinks in times of celebration. Here is a list of

the top 10 most sold bottles of champagne.

10 Champagne Philipponnat, 2003 Clos des Goisses Brut

In 1935, Pierre Philipponnat purchased the vineyard called the Clos des Goisses.

The vineyard was so productive that it allowed for the production of the first

champagne culled from a single vineyard. The 2003 vintage of the brand is made

up of a blend of 70 percent Pinot Noir and 30 percent Chardonnay. It resulted

into a full blooded sparkling wine. The fruit, spice and mineral flavors are blended

together well and it is complemented by a real vibrant acidity. A bottle of Champagne

Philipponnat, 2003 Clos des Goisses Brut will cost only $140.

9 Champagne Laurent Perrier, Grand Siecle

The bottle for the Champagne Laurent Perrier reminds a champagne connoisseur of

the Great Century of King Louis XIV. The Grand Siecle’s vintage is of different years,

as it is sourced from 12 of the 17 vineyards of Grand Cru situated in the region. It

has an equal blend of Pinot Noir grapes and Chardonnay and features the aroma of

honey, brioche and almond that leaves a full bodied feeling in the mouth. A bottle of

Champagne Laurent Perrier, Grand Siecle costs just $150.

8 Champagne Ruinart, Dom Ruinart 2002

Champagne Ruinart is the oldest established house of champagne, having been

established in 1729. The uncle of the founder was a Benedictine monk named

Dom Ruinart. This champagne was named after him, with the 2002 vintage being

taken entirely from Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes. The golden champagne has

citrus and tropical fruit flavors with some minerality to complete the taste. A bottle of

Champagne Ruinart, Dom Ruinart 2002 costs only $150.

7 Champagne Veuve Clicquot, 2004 La Grande Dame

Veuve Clicquot is the widow of Francois Clicquot, the son of Philippe Clicquot who is

the founder of the company. It is one of the few brands of champagne that has been

named after a woman. Veuve was able to inherit a large, diversified organization.

She decided to concentrate on the champagne business. The 2004 vintage of La

Grande Dame is made up mostly of Pinot Noir. It emits a complex combination of

floral and peach aromas. The taste has chalk minerality and leaves a full bodied

feeling in the mouth and palate. A bottle of Champagne Veuve Clicquot, 2004 La

Grande Dame costs $150.

6 Champagne Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon 2003

It is probably the first prestige cuvee in the world. Dom Pierre Perignon was a

Benedictine monk from the 17th to 18th centuries who invented several techniques

in making wines. A bottle was named after him in 1936 and only 38 vintages have been released since then. The 2003 vintage is notable for its bright floral smell complemented by a lemon and orange zest taste. A bottle of Champagne Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon 2003 costs $160.

5 Champagne Charles Heidsieck, 1995 Blanc des Millenaires

Charles Heidsick, also known as Champagne Charlie, was a colorful character in

the 19th century United States. He traveled around the country during the height of

the Civil War and was even imprisoned for a time in a Union prison. He then settled

in Denver, Colorado. The 1995 vintage of Blanc des Millenaires comes from 100

percent Chardonnay. It was then allowed to age and develop for 15 years. The result

is a champagne with soft lemon taste and hints of vanilla and caramel, even as it

is enveloped by the smell of dried fruits and nuts. A bottle of Champagne Charles

Heidsieck, 1995 Blanc des Millenaires costs $185.

4 Champagne Taittinger, 2005 Comtes de Champagne Rose

The Champagne Taittinger boasts of a bottle that reminds one of a bulb. The bottle

features a seal from the Comtes de Champagne, believed to be Theobald I of

Navarre, who lived in the first half of the 13th century. It was Theobald I who brought

the first Chardonnay cuttings to France. The crusading knight had come from the

land of Cyprus. This particular vintage has a blend that features 70 percent of Pinot

Noir and 30 percent of Chardonnay. It has a full red berry flavor with hints of violet

and pear. A bottle of Champagne Taittinger, 2005 Comtes de Champagne Rose

costs $200.

3 Champagne Perrier Jouet, 2004 Belle Epoque Rose

This champagne comes in a stylish and elegant bottle designed with Japanese

anemones. It serves as the perfect introduction to the floral aroma of the champagne

inside the bottle. The 2004 vintage of Belle Epoque Rose has a unique combination

of taste derived from the flavors of pomegranate, blood orange and strawberry.

These came out from the blend made up of Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes and a

bit of Pinot Noir. The result is a crispy feeling in the mouth. A bottle of Champagne

Perrier Jouet, 2004 Belle Epoque Rose costs $270.

2 Champagne Armand de Brignac, Ace of Spades Rose

Champagne Armand de Brignac spells out class all the way. The champagne comes

in a shiny black case so that it could be stashed away for safekeeping properly.

Inside the box is a pink bottle that has an impressive blend of sparkling white wine

and still Pinot Noir. The result of this blend is champagne with a beautiful rose color.

The smell of strawberry and black currant is distinctive and it will continue to haunt

the drinker long after he is done. A bottle of Champagne Armand de Brignac, Ace of

Spades Rose costs around $475.

1 Champagne Krug, 1998 Clos d’Ambonnay

This is the finest offering from Champagne Krug. It is made entirely from Pinot Noir

grapes gathered from the Clos d’ Ambonnay vineyard. It was then allowed to age in the cellar for a period of 12 years. The flavors may be complex, but they are refined and well integrated, blending up the tastes of blackberry, raspberry, licorice and red currant. A bottle of Champagne Krug, 1998 Clos d’ Ambonnay costs $2,200.

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