Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

Nothing says celebration like a huge bottle of champagne. Here are the biggest — and best — to buy right now…

Did you know that the first time the winner of the Grand Prix sprayed the crowd with Champagne, it was a complete accident?

The blazing heat of the track had caused the bottle’s pressure to rocket. The cork went flying, soaking the crowds and sparking the heroic tradition that will forevermore go hand-in-hand with the winner’s podium.

A jeroboam bridges the gap between elegance and theatricality, class and flamboyance. And, regardless of whether you’re a sipper or a sprayer, there’s no better way to celebrate than with bubbly. Here are three of the best bottles to buy…

Perrier-Jouet Vintage Belle-Epoque

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

The famous ‘flower bottle’ contains Perrier Jouet’s most distinguished Champagne, a single year vintage ennobled by the patrician Chardonnay grapes from Cramant. This vintage of Belle-Epoque boasts a silky mousse, notes of baked apple and lemon and a subtle, spicy finish.

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

Perrier-Jouet Vintage Belle-Epoque

£995

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

If you’re not fussed by a bottle’s vintage, Veuve Clicquot’s Brut offering makes the ultimate aperitif with a fruity flavour from the grapes and toasted brioche from the bottling process. This jeroboam of Yellow Label is a grand demonstration of Veuve Clicquot’s enduring dedication to quality. Characteristically full-bodied and silky, it is an enthralling champagne with which to celebrate.

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut

£290

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Moet & Chandon’s 2004 Dom Perignon

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

The weather in the Champagne region was nearly perfect in 2004, making it a sparkling vintage for bubbles. Moet & Chandon’s 2004 Dom Perignon balances almond and bitter cocoa with white fruit and flowers. Toasted notes add a rounded, sappy finish that pairs exquisitely with meat and game.

Raise a (big) glass! These are the 3 best jeroboams of champagne

Dom Pérignon Vintage Jeroboam 2004

£1998

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