Over the next few days, from today through till next Wednesday, we will be giving you our curated selection from the wines which you viewed the most on the supermarket shelves.
Today we start with Champagne and here are our recommendations:
From great, well known brands we always pick out Bollinger, Pol Roger and Louis Roederer as the best, most consistent quality non-vintage Champagnes. They each have their own individual style, and some of you will prefer one to the other.
They are all superb, complex wines. So which is the best value in the supermarkets this year?
We think Louis Roederer Brut NV is a wonderful, elegant and beautifully balanced wine with a brioche nose, a creamy mousse, and a show of white peach, lemon rind flavours and crisp freshness. It seems to be the best buy with all the seasonal discounts and at £29.99 in Waitrose and Majestic its a great buy:
Our final recommendation, and for those who really want to push the boat out, we have tasted blind all the very top prestige cuvée brands, Dom Perignon, Crystal, Comte de Champagne etc (someone has to), and whilst they are all pretty wonderful in their own ways, some are still a bit young and need to “breath” so we have tried to find the best value so you do not end up disappointed.
This year we think Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2006 in Waitrose is great value for a magnificent Champagne at £45.59. Even at it’s full undiscounted price of £60.00, we still think it is cracking value. BUY HERE.