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Champagne is a symbol for luxury and it is no wonder why a crisp, chilled glass of champagne is the go-to drink for celebrations, toasts and lavish events. From the Queen’s favorite to a case preserved at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, we raise a glass to the finest champagnes in the world.
- Krug 1995 Clos D’Ambonnay– As a favorite of Naomi Campbell and Queen Victoria, the Clos D’Ambonnay is extremely rare, only 250 bottles were ever released. $3999
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2. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold (Ace of Spades)- A cult bottle coveted for its gilded looks and content, the Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is the brand’s signature cuvee and was originally produced by the Cattier family for the Andre Courreges fashion house. Each bottle is finished with a real pewter label which is polished and applied by hand. $373
(Image: Instagram @armanddebrignac)
3. Bollinger Vieilles Vignes 2004– Bollinger has been producing champagne since 1829 and are one of the few remaining independent Champagne houses. The brand has been family-managed since 1889 and cultivate more than 150 hectares of vineyards. The Vieilles Vignes 2004 is created using grapes from Bollinger’s oldest, prephulloxera vines and only 3,886 bottles were produced. $1,090
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4. Veuve Clicquot– In 2010, a dive team discovered an extraordinary bounty in the wreckage of a ship that sank almost two centuries ago! A total of 168 bottles of champagne were discovered, with 47 being Veuve Clicquot. The bottles were opened, tasted by experts and were found to be well preserved. A select few bottles have been auctioned for up to $37,290, and the others are kept in museums.
(Image: Instagram @veuveclicquot)
5. Gout de Diamants Champagne, or Taste of Diamonds, describe their champagne as the embodiment of luxury. Created from Grand Cru grapes in Oger by the Chapuy family of growers, each grape is handpicked from the finest vineyards. Such fine champagne deserves an opulent bottle, and Gout de Diamants delivers just that- each bottle features a Swarovski crystal centered in a pewter diamond-shaped logo and label made from pure white gold- making it one of the world’s most expensive champagnes. $1.9 million
(Image: Instagram @goutdediamants)