Our Favorite Bottles to Pop on Champagne Day

Sotheby's Wine Team | October 13, 2020


Sotheby's Wine Team Selections for October 23rd

2006 Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs
From all the prestige cuvées, this is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated, which means that it delivers great quality and value. It perfectly combines richness with freshness, depth with tension. It has intensity, complexity, structure and balance, with a nutty, citrus, brioche finish.
- Jamie Ritchie, Worldwide Head

NV Pierre Peters: Cuvee de Reserve Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs
Pierre Peters has been producing Champagne for over a century. The Cuvee de Reserve offers great value. A precise and elegant Champagne with attractive notes of pear, apple and citrus fruits with a long-lasting finish. A Champagne that you can enjoy anytime of the day.
-Victor Rabot, Retail Buyer

2008 Salon Oenotheque Case
The 2008 Salon Cuvee S is an exclusive Champagne release. Sold only in the Oenotheque Case, collectors gain one magnum of the 2008 and two bottles each of the 2004, 2006 and 2007 vintages. An elite expression of Chardonnay without rival.
-Sara Sparks, Retail Sales

2006 Piper-Heidsieck: Rare
This distinguished, prominent cuvee is indulgent and full-flavored. Delectable notes of brioche, toast, stone fruit and minerality. At the core, it’s firm and focused with a fine backbone of acidity. Just complete and inherently satisfying Champagne.
-Graham Tucker, Retail Manager

2002 Billecart-Salmon: Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart
This vintage is a beautifully warm, toasty expression of a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Delightful notes of candied stone fruit, citrus, and honeycomb make this a perfect option for any occasion. It is delicious on its own, but its full body and rich texture will also pair perfectly with any meal.
-Katherine Montgomery-Simon, Operations Manager