Armand de Brignac or, to use its far better known moniker, the Ace of Spades, is a champagne recognised the world over by its distinctive opaque golden bottles. A luxury cuvee that is a firm favourite of the A-list and super wealthy alike, Ace of Spades boasts a star-studded fan base that has helped boost its profile since its release in 2006.
From rap videos to ostentatious NBA courtside celebrations, the last decade has seen Ace of Spades Champagne regularly make pop culture headlines in a way that other Champagnes can only try to emulate.
But what about the taste? Well, although there’s no doubt that Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne is a status symbol, it also happens to be a serious one. Made by Cattier, a house that traces its roots back to the mid-1700s it is complex, full-bodied taste and, as a non-vintage, ready to drink from release. What’s more, in November 2009 Fine Champagne magazine rated Ace of Spades as the world’s best champagne after a blind tasting of 100 different brands, showing that this is not a case of style over substance.
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