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Champagne and Sparkling Wine Reviews

There's never too much Champagne! Take a look at GAYOT's featured Champagnes and Sparkling Wines.

Iron Horse 2011 Wedding Cuvee boasts flavors of raspberry, pink grapefruit, blood orange and lime

Iron Horse 2011 Wedding Cuvee
Iron Horse's most romantic bubbly, this sparkling wine is predominantly made from Pinot Noir grapes, lending a slight pink hue. It's fruit forward and dry, with tiny bubbles that leave a long finish.

Rating: 14.5/20


Champagne Montaudon Classe M Brut is made of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Champagne Montaudon Classe M Brut
This Champagne displays a pale yellow color and has a lively nose of peach and apricot, leading to a creamy mouthfeel featuring ripe fruit flavors with a hint of honey.

Rating: 15.5/20


L. Mawby Blanc de Blancs offers a palate of citrus, butterscotch and mineral notes

L. Mawby Blanc de Blancs
This multi-vintage blend is produced from Chardonnay grapes sourced from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. The wine offers a soft palate of citrus and butterscotch flavors that leave a light, clean finish.

Rating: 14/20


Hailing from South Africa, this sparkling wine boasts flavors of raspberry and strawberry with a creamy complexity

Graham Beck 2009 Brut Rosé
This all Estate grown fruit is sourced from South Africa and produced by using a unique process of pressing the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes together. This process gives the wine flavors of ripe strawberry and raspberry lent from the Pinot Noir along with the creamy complexity from the Chardonnay.

Rating: 14/20


Champagne Paul Bara 1991 Comtesse Marie de Freance Grand Cru Brut has crisp flavors of apple and a long, buttery aftertaste

Champagne Paul Bara 1991 Comtesse Marie de France Grand Cru Brut
This 1991 vintage Champagne has a pale bronze color with an exotic nose of pineapple, mango, ginger and butterscotch. On the palate it is bright and fresh with flavors of apples and a light buttery texture that leaves a long aftertaste.

Rating: 15.5/20


Michigan's L. Mawby Grace is a brut rose with a crisp finish

L. Mawby Grace Brut Rosé
Hailing from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula, this brut rosé sparkling wine is produced from 98 percent Pinot Noir and two percent Regent grapes. This pale pink brut has aromas of ripe fruit and a crisp, clean finish.

Rating: 14/20


Argyle 2011 Blanc de Blancs offers a creamy finish of almond and pear

Argyle 2011 Blanc de Blancs
Knudsen Vineyard

This 100 percent Chardonnay Sparkling Blanc de Blancs was cultivated in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. It offers a bold flavor profile of allspice, almond and pear that finishes rich and creamy.

Rating: 13.5/20


Champagne Veuve Clicquot 1999 Vintage is bold and rich with creamy flavors of hazelnut

Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin 1999 Vintage
This Champagne is a blend of about twenty Premiers and Grand Crus. The nose is creamy and rich like a caramel apple which is followed by bold flavors of hazelnut that lingers on the palate.

Rating: 15.5/20


Find great offerings from top producers on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Mid-Range Champagnes

Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Brut Blanc de Blancs

First, a golden color meets the eye, and then the rest of your senses join in on the fun. The nose is seduced with notes of dry fruits and the palate is awakened by layered flavors of buttered brioche.

Rating: 15.5/20


Champagne Cattier Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Roses

Champagne Cattier Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Roses
Designed as a tribute to the village of Chigny-les-Roses, where Maison Cattier is located, the Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Roses features luscious peach and pear flavors.

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Champagne Devaux D 2002

Champagne Devaux D 2002
The house's finest offering, the D Millésimé 2002 is composed of equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aged seven to eight years on the lees, the wine reveals soft citrus flavors and hints of almond and toast.

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Altadonna Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Altadonna Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Sourced from the prime growing region of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Altadonna Prosecco is an extra dry sparkling wine that offers sweet lemon, apple and peach flavors with complex mineral notes and a lively mouthfeel.

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Juvé y Camps 2007 Millesimé Reserva

Juvé y Camps 2007 Millesimé Reserva
Founded in 1921, Juvé y Camps produces some of Spain's finest Cavas. The 2007 Millesimé Reserva boasts fragrant pear, floral and toasty aromas and a full, creamy mouthfeel.

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Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millesime Brut

Champagne Gosset 2000 Grand Millésime Brut
Made from 57 per cent Chardonnay and 43 per cent Pinot Noir, the 2000 Grand Millésime is a flexible Champagne that would go well with a wide variety of foods.

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Armand de Brignac Brut Gold

Armand de Brignac Brut Gold
The complex and full-bodied Champagne inside this gold-plated bottle is made only from Premier Cru and Grand Cru-rated grapes and reveals lush apple and melon flavors.

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Champagne Bollinger 2002 La Grande Année Rosé

Champagne Charles de Cazanove Le Rosé

Champagne Duval-Leroy Rosé de Saignée

Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Paris Collection

Champagne Gosset Brut Excellence

Champagne Henriot 1976 Cuvée des Enchanteleurs

Champagne Krug Clos d'Ambonnay

Champagne Moutardier N.V. Carte d'Or Brut

Champagne Philipponnat 1998 Clos des Goisses Brut

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck 1999 Rare Millesime

Champagne Pommery 1998 Cuvée Louise Brut

Champagne Thienot N.V. Brut

Champagne de Venoge Cordon Bleu Brut Sélect

Champagne de Venoge 2000 Blanc de Blancs

Champagne Vilmart & Cie 1998 Cuvée Création Brut

Champagne Vranken La Demoiselle

Dom Pérignon Rosé Oenothèque 1990

Dom Pérignon 1996 Rosé

Dom Pérignon Vintage 1999: Exploring the 7 Sensualities

Gloria Ferrer 1996 Carneros Cuvée

Huia Vineyards 2002 Brut

Jansz Tasmania Premium N.V. Rosé

J Vineyards & Winery 1998 Vintage Brut Late Disgorged

Kluge SP 2002

Krug Brut Grand Cuvée

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut

Martini & Rossi Prosecco

Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé

Mumm Grand Cru

Mumm Napa 2000 DVX

Mumm Napa Cuvée M

Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs

Nicolas Feuillatte 1997 Palmes d'Or Brut Vintage

Oriel 365

Perrier Jouët 1999 Fleur de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage

Piper-Heidsieck 1998 Vintage

Pommery POP

Robert Hunter Brut de Noirs "Extended Tirage"

Schramsberg J.Schram Rosé

Schramsberg 2001 Reserve

Segura Viudas Brut Rosé

Shady Lane Cellars 2005 Sparkling Riesling

Sjoeblom Chauvignon Crystal

Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Rosé N.V.

Taittinger Nocturne

Taittinger Prelude Grand Crus

Taittinger Prestige Rosé Brut

Veuve Clicquot Rosé

Westport Rivers 2003 Brut RJR

Top Champagnes & Sparklers

GAYOT's Top 10 Champagne and sparkling wine lists have plenty of options at a variety of price points

GAYOT's Top 10 Champagne and sparkling wine lists cover a myriad of styles and types at a variety of price points to make sure everyone can find the perfect bottle of bubbly.

Top 10 Prestige Cuvées

Top 10 Rosé Champagnes

Top 10 Mid-Range Champagnes

Top 10 Value Champagnes

Top 10 Budget Champagnes

Top 10 Affordable Champagnes

Top 10 Demi-Sec Champagnes

Top Extra Brut Champagnes

Top 10 Sweet Sparkling

Top 10 Sparkling Wines

Top 10 American Sparkling

Top Champagnes

Top Sparklers

More About Champagnes & Sparkling Wines

GAYOT's Champagne and sparkling wine guides will keep you in the know about all things sparkling

Whether you've just had your first alluring sip of Champagne or are a seasoned aficionado, GAYOT's Champagne and sparkling wine guides provide something for everyone.

The Origin of Champagne

Champagne 101: The Basics

How Sparkling Wine Is Made

Guide to Prestige Cuvées

Celebs' Fave Champagnes

Wine Tastings & Events

Food & Wine Pairing

72 Hours in Reims, France

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Features and Reviews


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