Food & Drink
The Best Champagnes for Christmas
29 November 2017
Nothing adds sparkle to Christmas celebrations like an elegant flute of fizz. Selected by our expert sommeliers at The Charles Hotel in Munich and Brown’s Hotel in London, these excellent Champagnes are the best way to toast the season in style.
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004
Complex and delicate, this Champagne has fabulous intensity, class and pedigree. 100% Chardonnay, the flavours reveal freshly squeezed lemon juice, peach, grilled nuts and hints of spices and flowers. An amazing minerality and effervescence make this Champagne ideal for Christmas.
Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage 2009
Released in 2017, Dom Pérignon’s Brut Vintage 2009is a vibrant, lively drop made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Leaning towards the acidic side it has a playful zing and is underpinned with citrusy notes as well as sweet pea, nectarines and apricots.
This is a superior rosé with the perfect combination of elegance and personality. Delicious red berries and hints of ginger and rose petals make for a fantastically refreshing sensation. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, Krug Rosé is the only prestige cuvee rosé to be blended from a rich palette of wines from three different grape varieties.
Perrier Jouet Belle Époque 2006
With its signature bottle, beautifully hand-painted with white Art Nouveau flowers, Perrier Jouet Belle Époque not only looks the part at Christmas but tastes exceptional too. It’s a Champagne with very distinctive facets; a slight silky texture and a fantastic floral bouquet with hints of lemon and eucalyptus. Six years aging gives this Champagne a superb character.
Dom Pérignon P2 Brut 1998
P2 is Dom Pérignon's newest Champagne. P2 stands for the ‘Plénitude Deuxieme, which describes the slow, second maturation. With notes of cherry, a breeze of butterscotch, floral nuances and well-balanced structure, it has a full-bodied bouquet and makes a great multifaceted drop for special Yuletide moments.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, The Charles Hotel is hosting an exclusive, 5-course dinner at its Sophia’s Restaurant with a Ruinart Champagne accompaniment. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience exquisite fine dining prepared by our Michelin star chefs, and sample some of the best fine Champagnes.