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Champagne $100 & Under Tasting results

14 October 2016 (Cuisine magazine Issue 179)

From smaller labels to the big houses, the overall quality of the king of fizz has never been better, writes RALPH KYTE-POWELL.

Top 10 Champagne $100 & Under

Beaumet Cuvée Rosé NV

Beaumet Champagnes have scored well in past Cuisine tastings, both in terms of quality and price tag. They prove that lesser-known Champagnes are more than capable of matching it for quality with the big names. This coppery-pink version, a blend of pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes, offers fresh, clean aromas suggesting strawberries, wafts of floral perfume and a whisper of nuttiness. It’s soft and creamy in the mouth with good depth of flavour and a long, moreish finish. (B)


Beaumet Champagne’s reputation rests largely on its following around the clubs and restaurants of London. Bang-for-buck is important in these markets, and Beaumet’s wines consistently over-deliver in value for money. The 140-year old Beaumet cellars are in Épernay and these days have the same ownership as the famous Laurent-Perrier Champagne house. Laurent-Perrier’s winemaking team are also responsible for these more low-key Beaumet wines, a guarantee of high standards that’s borne out by this outstanding rosé.

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