It’s that time of year to splurge on the bubbles, and the Champagne
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2012 is a fine way to do so ($97), from one of
France’s most revered Champagne houses, where consistency and
deliciousness are guaranteed. The Brut Millésimé is made only in
vintages worthy of it, and this 50 percent chardonnay/50 percent pinot
noir stunner is just that, a lively, lovely blast of citrus floated upon
the finest of bubbles (it’s aged in bottle five years on its lees,
growing in character and finesse). See taittinger.com.