Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Champagnes

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Whether you’re looking for a luxurious gift or simply want to treat yourself to something special this Mother’s Day, champagne’s got you covered.

You could celebrate with a glass of Spanish Cava or Italian Prosecco, of course, but why settle for less than France’s best, given the occasion?

These days there is a champagne for everyone (and every budget), including those on our specially-curated list of the very best champagnes, below:

Pommery Brut Rosé Champagne

From the house was that created the very first successfully-marketed Brut Champagne (back in 1874), we have the uber-crisp Pommery Brut Rosé. Much like all of Madame Pommery’s champagnes, this bottle is packed with the brand’s familiar ‘joyful lightness’, plus a flash of rose, raspberry and strawberry.

Lapin Rouillé Champagne

As a 100% Pinot Meunier champagne, Lapin Rouillé can not only celebrate a fine and effervescent Brut but position title as the first female black-owned Champagne brand in the United Kingdom. The cuvee boasts a blend of exotic fruit notes, and Lapin Rouillé’s recently-released Rosé only adds to the mix with rhubarb and pink grapefruit.

Krug Grande Cuvée Brut

For the champagne connoisseur, there are few bottles more exciting to pop than the Krug Grande Cuvée Brut. It’s bold, slick, and a firm favorite of sommeliers globally. The house has honoured Joseph Krug’s vision of creating a ‘best champagne’ every year since the mid 1800s, and this vivacious citrus-meets-nougat Cuvée is no different.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

While a bottle of the iconic Veuve Clicquot would be gift enough, the brand tapping Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to design a special label and presentation box for their prestige cuvée makes for an ideal present. The La Grande Dame 2012 has toasty notes of crème brûlée with an ultra-zippy mousse. Complex and decadent.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

For those that like their bubbles on the subtle side, Laurent-Perrier’s Cuvée Rosé is an ideal gift. With bright and fruity aromatics, the taste is reminiscent of a first bite from a fresh Fraisier cake, brimming with cream and strawberry. It’s poppy, affordable (as champagnes go), and a pleasure to drink.

Dom Pérignon Vintage

If you’re in the mood to splash some cash, Dom Pérignon’s delectably floral Vintage is where you need to turn your attention. The prestige cuvée from Moët & Chandon only produces vintage-dated bottles and the 2008 editions marks one of the very best years to date. Think crystalline stone fruit, citrus and wood with the brightest hint of crushed mint.

All champagnes listed can be purchased in the US and UK online.

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