The report spans from Non-Vintages to recent releases. Tasting notes and scores from Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2023 (featuring only those wines scoring 88 points and above). This year, the Blanc de Blancs category had plenty to offer that excelled in the tastings, the dynamic and ever-expanding blanc de noirs category came with delightful novelties and the ever-improving rosé Champagne category boasts some of the region’s ultimate wines.
Wines from the much-hyped 2008 vintage have largely lived up to their billing. In the shadow of the mighty 2008, neither of the fine vintages of 2012 and 2013 have received the attention they deserve. The 2012 is quite magnificent, a vintage hard not to like in all its powerful, compact fruitiness and energising freshness. It is a vintage that tastes delicious immediately but has all the building blocks of longevity.
Starting from the very top, Essi Avellan MW awarded 98 points to three wines in this Report, with both Dom Ruinart 2010 and Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Rosé 2012 reaching great heights, both wines delivering big on drinking pleasure right now. Last year, Rare Champagne 2008 was at the top of my Report scoring 98 points; now, its newly released 2013 vintage has jumped right to the top – and even more impressive, the 2013 is showing promise of more to come with additional time spent in bottle.
Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2023 can be found here. Tasting notes and scores (featuring only those wines scoring 90 points and above).
Below are the top rated from the report:
|Dom Ruinart 2010||98/100|
|Laurent Perrier Alexandra Rose 2012 (releasing November 2023)||98/100|
|Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 2006||97/100|
|Bollinger R.D. 2008||97/100|
|Krug Grande Cuvee 171st Edition||96/100|
|Dom Perignon 2013||96/100|
|Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2013||96/100|
|Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2014||96/100|