December 26, 2009 The very best Champagne
Looking for some of the very best champagne to welcome in the New Year? This review of the five most famous and highly regarded Champagne houses, Louis Roederer, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, and Taittinger by WineZap is a must-read.
I have been fortunate enough to drink the top wines from each of these houses and I completely agree with this statement.
“For whatever reason, Taittinger has not been able to establish quite the same level of fame as the other Champagnes we have mentioned and thus, the price is on the lower end of the spectrum. We consider this champagne to be a “sleeper” champagne at a high end..”
The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is mighty fine.
For a very thorough review of the state of the champagne industry read this post from Berry Bros.
The latest evidence for sales statistics in 2009 is fairly gloomy, especially in the two top export markets (UK and USA) where volumes, anecdotally, are down by up to 30%. The key victims seem to be the Deluxe brands such as Cristal and Krug.