Armand de Brignac Brut Gold
Some people really, truly want to splurge on New Year’s Eve.
Whether they’ve won a chunk of change in some 50-50 fundraiser or cashed out their bank account in anticipation of a Mayan apocalypse, they have money to burn and vintage French Champagne on their party menu.
Of course, the greatness of vintage Champagne often eludes novices. The wines are natural and intricate, capturing the essence of terrain, weather and even the hand responsible for fermentation.
Armand de Brignac’s Brut Gold is a whisper of wind on the nose, carrying with it faint aromas of clay, rock and the teasing fr...