“Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking champagne.” –Oscar Wilde
Bestselling Champagne in France. Quite fruity in style, the blend has flavours of apple and pineapple, along with a gently bready note and a dry fresh, chalky finish.
A Champagne with harmony, as buttery creamy bready characters are complemented by an apple-like sour note, which is just tart enough to make your mouth water, and desire a second sip.
Moet & Chandon
Thought by many to be the best champagne in the world. Wine makers to the Queen. Generally speaking, Moët & Chandon’s Brut Imperial is quite a lean, fresh style of Champagne, with bright lemon and apple fruit, and an appealing slightly smoky note, reminiscent of grilled nuts. It has a creamy-texture and a firm mouth-watering finish.
Drinkers can expect flavours of freshly-sliced apple, a gentle creaminess and a dry slightly chalky finish, with a touch of breadiness. This is quite a tight, bright style of fizz, despite the high proportion of Pinot in the blend.
Although best known for it’s pink Champagne, Laurent-Perrier’s Brut Non-Vintage is the world’s fifth best-selling fizz. The Champagne is quite delicate and floral in style, with a refreshing combination of apple and citrus fruit, along with a touch of honey, and a chalky firmness – a flavour profile reflective of the dominance of Chardonnay in the blend.
It is quite a full, creamy style of Champagne, but with a squeaky clean, bright finish, making it an excellent all-rounder in the competitive world of Brut non-vintage Champagnes.
A fresh and precise Champagne. Flavours include white bread, a touch of honey and nuts, along with a slightly sharp lemon lift on the finish, a chalky taste and sensation. It is bright and balanced.
The champagne choice of Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette and all the stars of the Oscars. A high quality Champagne at a very reasonable price. A rich, creamy-textured Champagne with aromas of toasted bread.
This is a bright, fresh style of Champagne, making it an excellent aperitif. Aromas of toast, citrus and green apple characterise the nose of Lanson’s Brut NV, called Black Label. In the mouth, the Champagne has a firm, fresh, linear character, with a touch of lemon peel on the finish.
Affordable and delicious. This relatively inexpensive Champagne offers a good-value alternative to some of the more famous names in this list, and delivers a bright, and relatively light style of fizz, with lots of fresh lemon fruit, a hint of breadiness, and a palate-cleansing chalky note on the finish.
Apple-like and zesty on the nose with scents of dried flowers, following up in the mid palate with softer, rounder fruit notes, a lifted elegant finish. Aged for slightly less time, this makes it more affordable. Great as an aperitif.