Tip-top champagnes 2006 and 1996


See also 1996 champagne – still sparkling?

Last week we published a tasting article devoted to champagne growers and other small-scale producers. This gave rise to this thread on the forum highlighting my comment that none of the wines in last week’s collection was absolutely and totally thrilling. I promised I would be publishing a collection of tasting notes on some of the finest champagnes made and here it is. 

Most of the 24 champagnes below were tasted at BI’s annual champagne tasting. It’s usually focused on glamorous names at 10 years old, but this year, in honour of this...