Pick of the Launches

13 February, 2017



Brand owner Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter

RRP £675, US$1,000

Markets Global

Contact Cellar Trends www.cellartrends.co.uk

Just 2,333 bottles of Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs A2 were created and disgorged on June 20, 2016. Every bottle has been labelled with its own number in this small-batch production, in addition to its disgorgement date, showcasing the rarity and exclusivity.

Blanc de Noirs A2 has rested in the cellars in France since it was bottled in early 2011. It is an assemblage of 100% Pinot Noir from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages.

Champagne Armand de Brignac is described as a range of prestige cuvées that claim to offer uncompromising quality and taste, crafted by 11th-generation champagne growers, the Cattier family.

Each bottle is finished by hand with the application of French pewter labels and hand polishing. A team of just 14 people touch a bottle from pressing the fruit to departure from the cellars in France.

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.