Armand de Brignac or the literal ‘Ace of spades’ of the champagne world, recently launched one it’s most exclusive champagne– the Blanc de Blancs en Magnum. Produced with 100% Chardonnay, the bubbling wonder is the latest edition to the brand’s prestige cuvée collection. Its assemblage comprises of the 2005, 2006 and 2008 vintages, making it a bigger treat that expected.
The exclusive Blanc de Blancs en Magnum has been rested for seven years in the cellars and for another year on cork, and has been specially hand pressed by a few select staffers. A result of its complex ageing and curation is ‘a cuvée of great complexity and depth, with notes of baked pastry, pineapple, orange blossom and almond, with a delicate bead and lasting finish.’ Per winemaker Emilien Boutilla, the champagne makes a great food companion and can be relished best with ‘freshly shucked oysters on a warm spring afternoon.’
Only 1000 bottles of the uber-classic Blanc de Blancs en Magnum are produced, out of which 10 have already been consumed at its launch party held at Casa Cruz in London’s Notting Hill last week. If you’d like to get your hands on one of Armand de Brignac most priced champagne to date, get ready to shell out £1,650 or $ 2,335.77 for each 1.5 litre bottle. Blanc de Blancs en Magnum is currently available for sale in the UK (at Selfridges) as well as online.