100 Best Champagnes for 2017

- The winner is Moët & Chandon MCIII

Champagne magazine and tastingbook.com select the World’s Best 100 Champagne – The winner is Moët & Chandon MCIII 

FINE Champagne magazine, the only international publication devoted to champagne and tastingbook.com, the world’s largest wine information source, announce their list of the ‘100 Best Champagnes for 2017’.

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. This year our choice is Moët & Chandon MCIII NV.

Moët & Chandon’s prestige cuvée since 2015, MCIII is an unforeseen champagne concept bringing Moët’s vast resources and reserve wine treasures to the fore.

The number three in MCIII refers to its various ageing universes: wood, metal and glass. The wines of the latest harvest year (2003 in this case) are fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wood refers to oak vats, where older reserve wines (2002, 2000 and 1998) have aged. The glass, in turn, refers to bottle-matured champagnes that crown the blend (1999, 1998 and 1993). A big proportion of reserve wines and long ageing result in a beautifully mature and complex, generously vinous champagne that develops majestically in the glass.


Previous winners:

2016 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle NV

2015 Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002

2014 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002

2013 Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2000

2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2000

2011 Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002

2010 Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV


FINE Champagne’s TOP 10 champagnes for 2017

1                   Moët & Chandon MCIII NV 001.14                                                

2                   Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004                                                     

3                   Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002                                                                                  

4                   Louis Roederer Cristal 2009                                                                                  

4                   Dom Pérignon 2009                                                                                              

6                   Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 2006                                                   

6                   Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006                                         

6                   Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV                                         

6                   Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel NV                                                           

10                 Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Blanc de Blancs NV    


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.


More information and a full 100-list: www.tastingbook.com


Pekka Nuikki, editor-in-chief, FINE Champagne

Tel: +358 (0)400 503 784 E-mail: pekka.nuikki@fine-magazines.com

Essi Avellan MW, editor, FINE Champagne

Tel: +358 (0)40 7197197 E-mail: essi.avellan@fine-magazines.com


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