At the recent Taste Champagne event in London, organised by Australian wine writer Tyson Stelzer, Jancis Robinson MW tasted an impressive array of non-vintage champagnes. Jancis’s tasting notes – more than 60 in total – cover a huge variety of producers and give a great idea of what’s currently on the market and which non-vintage champagnes are showing the best.
“There were so many champagnes available to taste – 211 – that a strategy was needed. I decided to taste each exhibitor’s standard non-vintage blend, which is after all the calling card of all producers and, according to the most accurate estimate I could get from champagne officials, represents 94.4% of all champagne produced. We may all fuss about the luxury-priced prestige cuvées, and I would like to point out that vintage champagne is probably the bargain category at the moment, but in reality, the champagne business is all about NV.”
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