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100 Best Champagnes for 2016

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FINE Champagne and tastingbook.com select the World’s Best Champagne – The winner is Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle

FINE Champagne magazine, the international publication devoted to champagne and tastingbook.com, the World's largest wine information source, announce their list of the ‘100 Best Champagnes for 2016’.

After days of blind-tasting hundreds of champagnes, the final results were tabulated. Any champagne making it into the Top 100 in the rigorous tasting by our editorial board and guest specialists can warmly be recommended. Still, there can only be one winner.

In 2010 the title was given to Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV, in 2011 to Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002, in 2012 to Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2000, in 2013 to Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2000, in 2014 to Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002 and last year to Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002.

This year awards a multi-vintaged prestige cuvée as Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle claims the title of ‘Best Champagne for 2016’.

 

FINE Champagne’s TOP 10 champagnes for 2016

1          Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle NV                                        95,75p

2          Dom Pérignon Rosé 2003                                                   95,25p

3          Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve NV                                 94,50p

4          Dom Pérignon Brut 2006                                                    94,25p

5          Krug Vintage 2003                                                              93,75p

6          Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV                                  93,50p

7          Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne magnum 1996         93,25p

8          Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006                            93,00p

8          Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995                  93,00p

10       Henriot Rosé Millésime 2008                                              92,50p

10       Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006                              92,50p

 

FINE Champagne magazine’s aim with this annual ranking is to taste the vast offering on the international markets in order to select the champagnes that are showing best this very moment. The most important criterion is the quality of the wine and its accessibility today.

The full TOP 100 list, click here

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