by Champagne Magazine and Tastingbook

 The ranking of the all time best champagnes of the millennia

 The world’s one and only international champagne magazine – Fine Champagne Magazine – and Tastingbook.com have ranked the world’s best champagnes of this millennia in a grand ‘Champagne Hall of Fame’ tasting.

 Over one hundred top ten champagnes from Fine Champagne Magazine’s annual 100 Best Champagnes’ rankings in 2010-2022 were included in the Champagne Hall of Fame tasting. From these champagnes 30 best scoring ones entered into the grand finale organised in August 2022.

 The jury formed by the international wine & champagne professionals from ten countries around the world gathered for the Champagne Hall of Fame tasting finals in Helsinki. 

 All finalist champagnes were prestige quality and came from fifteen different champagne houses. Dom Pérignon, which has had more champagnes in top 10 rankings in Fine Champagne Magazine Best 100 Champagnes lists than any other champagne house in the history, had six different cuvées in the final. The second most champagnes in finale came from Taittinger with its four different Comte de Champagne vintages.

 The most noteworthy champagne on the list is Rare Champagne, whose every vintage produced in the 2000s was included in the finals, and whose award-winner Rare Champagne 2002 (already in The Best Champagne of the Year 2011!) took the second place in the Champagne Hall of Fame tasting. This amazing champagne is still so youthful and shows no signs of slowing down.

 Regarding the ageing potential of the finalist champagnes, the list includes a large number of champagnes that will show their true greatness in following years, or some even in following decades. These are especially the champagnes of the top vintages 2008 and 2012. Despite their potential, it was great to experience how much pleasure they provided already at this young stage. However, once they gain more bottle age, it can be expected that many of them will be rated closer to 100-point margin in the future.


Champagne Hall of Fame ranking:


1. Krug Vintage 2000                                                                     98p

2. Rare Champagne 2002                                                              97p

3. Louis Roederer Cristal 2002                                                     97p

4. Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008                                                         97p

5. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006                                  97p

6. Dom Pérignon 2008                                                                  97p

7. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2008                                 97p

8. Dom Pérignon P2 2004                                                            97p

9. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Alexandra Rosé 2004                        96p

10. Dom Pérignon P2 2000                                                          96p

11. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2002                                   96p

12. Dom Pérignon P2 2002                                                            96p

13. Krug Vintage 2004                                                                   96p

14. Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2000                                     95p

15. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007                                  95p

16. Maison Mumm Cuvée Lalou 2006                                           95p

17. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV                                           95p 

18. Dom Pérignon 2009                                                                95p

19. Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle No. 24                                      95p

20. Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004                                                         95p

21. Rare Champagne 2008                                                          95p

22. Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2002                                       95p

23. Dom Pérignon 2006                                                               95p 

24. Rare Champagne 2006                                                         95p

25. Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008                                 94p

26. Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Blancs Lot 2-175 2012             94p 

27. Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 2002                  94p

28. Rare Champagne Rosé 2008                                                94p

29. Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2007                     93p

30. Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Rosé 2008         93p


February 2024

January 2024

December 2023

November 2023

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

August 2022

March 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

June 2021

April 2021

February 2021

January 2021

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

May 2020

March 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

May 2019

April 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Register to Tastingbook
Sign up now, it's quick and easy.
We use PayPal, the world's largest payment system, it accepts all credit cards.
Once you've chosen your membership level, you'll go directly to PayPal, where you can sign up for a free 7-day trial period. You can cancel your membership at any time. We wish you a rewarding journey to the world of Fine Wines.

Free 7 days Member trial




Pro Member


Winemerchant Member


Winery Member



You need to login or register to view the info.
You need to login or register to access this functionality.
To write comments you need to login or register.