Champagne Wines

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The history of Champagne goes back centuries though the conception of the wine that we today associate with the region dates roughly from the 1600s. As with Burgundy , the first wines were produced by monks: Dom Perignon and Dom Ruinart being the two most recognisable names today. It’s association with prestige and royalty dates back to around the same period.


The top branded Champagnes are arguably the best marketed wines in the World; synonymous with celebration and excess, what is occasionally forgotten is quality. Champagne, at its best, is without question the finest sparkling wine made anywhere in the world and, at its very best, is one of the World’s most important wines, sparkling or not. Even the best non-vintage Champagne, especially if bottled in magnum, will benefit from a couple of years in the cellar, sometimes more, and it is so much more than a drink for celebration.


Traditionally dominated by the big names, recent years have seen the increasing popularity of “growers’” Champagnes, with an increasing number of vignerons choosing to vinify and bottle their own wines as opposed to selling their fruit to the larger houses. This can be compared to Burgundy, and the wines frequently have something of the Burgundian about them, and a little more individual character to them than the grandes marques. That said, the best of the large Champagne houses are producing wines of remarkable quality: the bar is very, very high these days.

At the top, Krug, Dom Perignon and Cristal lead the field along with Salon and, of course, Pol Roger’s Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill. DP frequently stuns with its quality, year in, year out, as does Krug, which along with Sir Winston, can be one of the region’s longest-lived wines.


That Champagne ages particularly well is something often overlooked as the wine is so delicious young and seemingly so plentiful. Look for mature Champagne on the market, though, and it is frequently hard, sometimes impossible and almost always expensive to fine fully mature examples of the top wines in any quantity. In magnum, the ideal format for ageing the best, they are even rarer. With this in mind some view the best young Champagnes as an investment opportunity and this could well be the case.

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N.V. "R" de Ruinart Brut Champagne

N.V. "R" de Ruinart Brut

£382.00
£198.00
£382.00
£193.00
£35.00

2006 "R" de Ruinart Brut Champagne

2006 "R" de Ruinart Brut

£583.00
NEW
£583.00
NEW
£52.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Champagne

N.V. AR Lenoble Blanc de Blancs Chouilly

£307.00
£155.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

90.83

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Blanc de Blancs

90.83
£444.00
£444.00

2008 AR Lenoble Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

2008 AR Lenoble Brut Blanc de Blancs

£1,118.00
£559.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Cuvee Intense Champagne

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Cuvee Intense

£364.00
£364.00
£184.00
£34.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Nature Dosage Zero Champagne

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Nature Dosage Zero

£397.00
£397.00
£200.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Rose Champagne

N.V. AR Lenoble Brut Rose

£327.00
£165.00

2009 AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Gentilhomme Champagne

2009 AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Gentilhomme

£593.00
£150.00

N.V. AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs les Aventures Champagne

N.V. AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs les Aventures

£778.00
£195.00

2010 Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Venus Champagne

2010 Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Venus

£1,453.00
£123.00

2009 Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Venus Champagne

2009 Agrapart Blanc de Blancs Venus

£1,139.00
£97.00

2000 Alfred Gratien Champagne

2000 Alfred Gratien

£629.00
£315.00

2002 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

2002 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£528.00
£528.00

2001 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

2001 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£606.00
£606.00

2000 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

2000 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£645.00
£645.00

1999 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1999 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£658.00
£658.00

1998 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1998 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£684.00
£684.00

1997 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1997 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£723.00
£723.00

1996 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1996 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£924.00
£924.00

1995 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1995 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£658.00
£658.00

1990 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1990 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£1,056.00
£1,056.00

1989 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1989 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£1,186.00
£1,186.00

1988 Andre Beaufort Polisy Champagne

1988 Andre Beaufort Polisy

£1,267.00
£1,267.00

2000 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

2000 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£794.00
£794.00

1999 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1999 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£859.00
£859.00

1998 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1998 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,056.00
£1,056.00

1996 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1996 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,186.00
£593.00

1995 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1995 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,280.00
£1,280.00

1990 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1990 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,582.00
£1,582.00

1989 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1989 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,712.00
£1,712.00
£1,712.00

1988 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay Champagne

1988 Andre Beaufort a Ambonnay

£1,846.00
£1,846.00

N.V. Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blanc Champagne

N.V. Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blanc

£6,084.00
£3,042.00
£507.00
£1,014.00

N.V. Armand de Brignac Brut Champagne

N.V. Armand de Brignac Brut

£2,369.00
£2,369.00

N.V. Armand de Brignac Brut Rose Champagne

N.V. Armand de Brignac Brut Rose

£4,096.00
£341.00

N.V. Ayala Blanc de Blanc Champagne

N.V. Ayala Blanc de Blanc

£353.00
£353.00
Sold Out
£178.00
£33.00

1999 Ayala Blanc de Blanc Champagne

1999 Ayala Blanc de Blanc

£982.00
£84.00

2002 Ayala Brut Champagne

2002 Ayala Brut

£509.00
DP £45.00

N.V. Ayala Brut Nature (Zero Dosage) Champagne

N.V. Ayala Brut Nature (Zero Dosage)

£291.00
£147.00

N.V. Benoit Lahaye Brut Nature Champagne

N.V. Benoit Lahaye Brut Nature

£339.00
£171.00
£31.00

N.V. Bereche et Fils Campania Remensis Extra Brut Champagne

92.0

N.V. Bereche et Fils Campania Remensis Extra Brut

92.0
£549.00
£275.00

2012 Bereche et Fils Les Monts Fournois 1er Cru Champagne

2012 Bereche et Fils Les Monts Fournois 1er Cru

£796.00
£396.00

N.V. Bereche et Fils Reflet d'Antan Champagne

95.0

N.V. Bereche et Fils Reflet d'Antan

95.0
£766.00
£766.00
£381.00
£66.00
£129.00

N.V. Bereche et Fils Vallee de la Marne Rive Gauche (2010) Champagne

N.V. Bereche et Fils Vallee de la Marne Rive Gauche (2010)

£635.00
£318.00

N.V. Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc Champagne

89.0

N.V. Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc

89.0
£454.00
£228.00

2004 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc Champagne

2004 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc

£1,159.00
£579.00

1999 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc Champagne

93.0

1999 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc

93.0
£1,119.00
£1,119.00
£96.00

N.V. Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne

90.0

N.V. Billecart Salmon Brut

90.0
£287.00
£145.00
£27.00

2006 Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne

2006 Billecart Salmon Brut

£457.00
£229.00

2004 Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne

2004 Billecart Salmon Brut

£516.00
£516.00
£259.00
£46.00

1991 Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne

1991 Billecart Salmon Brut

£1,417.00
£120.00

N.V. Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne

87.0

N.V. Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve

87.0
£306.00
£306.00
£155.00
£29.00

1999 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire Champagne

1999 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire

£2,928.00
£245.00

1998 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire Champagne

95.0

1998 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire

95.0
£3,557.00
£3,557.00
£297.00

1996 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire Champagne

96.0

1996 Billecart Salmon Clos Saint Hilaire

96.0
£5,004.00
£417.00

2006 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose Champagne

2006 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose

£1,343.00
£1,343.00

2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose Champagne

2002 Billecart Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Rose

£1,682.00
£142.00

N.V. Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne

N.V. Billecart Salmon Extra Brut

£350.00
£177.00
£177.00

2007 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne

2007 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut

£507.00
£507.00

2004 Billecart Salmon Grande Cuvee Champagne

2004 Billecart Salmon Grande Cuvee

£1,114.00
£1,114.00

1999 Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois Champagne

93.0

1999 Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois

93.0
£838.00
£72.00

N.V. Billecart Salmon Rose Champagne

89.0

N.V. Billecart Salmon Rose

89.0
£499.00
£499.00
£250.00
£499.00
£45.00
£86.00

2004 Boerl & Kroff B Champagne

2004 Boerl & Kroff B

£3,193.00
£1,597.00

1961 Bollinger Champagne

1961 Bollinger

£27,128.00
DP £1,161.00
£2,264.00

1953 Bollinger Champagne

1953 Bollinger

£5,453.00
DP £454.00

2007 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

95.0

2007 Bollinger Grande Annee

95.0
£658.00
£330.00

2005 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

94.0

2005 Bollinger Grande Annee

94.0
£589.00
£295.00

2002 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

94.5

2002 Bollinger Grande Annee

94.5
£900.00
£450.00
£78.00

1996 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

92.0

1996 Bollinger Grande Annee

92.0
£1,770.00
£147.00

1990 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

92.0

1990 Bollinger Grande Annee

92.0
£2,228.00
DP £1,115.00
£187.00
DP £187.00

1989 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

1989 Bollinger Grande Annee

£2,896.00
DP £242.00

1979 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne

1979 Bollinger Grande Annee

£5,094.00
£5,094.00
£425.00

1979 Bollinger Grande Annee (oc) Champagne

1979 Bollinger Grande Annee (oc)

£4,944.00
£412.00

2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose Champagne

96.0

2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose

96.0
£811.00
£406.00

1999 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose Champagne

1999 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose

£1,298.00
£648.00
DP £648.00

1990 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose Champagne

1990 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose

£1,872.00
£158.00

2009 Bollinger James Bond 007 Champagne

2009 Bollinger James Bond 007

£1,695.00
£143.00

1995 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

1995 Bollinger R.D.

£2,569.00
£641.00
DP £428.00

1988 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

1988 Bollinger R.D.

£3,974.00
£1,358.00

1985 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

1985 Bollinger R.D.

£3,477.00
£290.00

1982 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

1982 Bollinger R.D.

£3,806.00
£317.00

1976 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

1976 Bollinger R.D.

£5,222.00
£435.00

1973 Bollinger R.D. Champagne

94.0

1973 Bollinger R.D.

94.0
£5,294.00
£441.00
DP £441.00

1988 Bollinger R.D. James Bond 007 Crystal Set Champagne

1988 Bollinger R.D. James Bond 007 Crystal Set

£23,792.00
£3,970.00

N.V. Bollinger Rose Champagne

89.0

N.V. Bollinger Rose

89.0
£399.00
£463.00
£42.00

N.V. Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne

91.0

N.V. Bollinger Special Cuvee

91.0
£312.00
£172.00

1988 Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne

1988 Bollinger Special Cuvee

£2,459.00
£206.00

1976 Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne

1976 Bollinger Special Cuvee

£2,399.00
£201.00

N.V. Bollinger Special Cuvee (Gift Boxes) Champagne

N.V. Bollinger Special Cuvee (Gift Boxes)

£350.00
£177.00

2009 Bollinger Spectre James Bond Champagne

2009 Bollinger Spectre James Bond

£1,333.00
£113.00

1988 Bollinger Spectre James Bond Champagne

1988 Bollinger Spectre James Bond

£25,004.00
£4,174.00

2006 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

2006 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

£5,683.00
£5,683.00
£1,420.00
£473.00

2005 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

97.5

2005 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

97.5
£5,477.00
£5,477.00
£456.00

2004 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

2004 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

£7,369.00
£614.00

2002 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

98.0

2002 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

98.0
£12,257.00
£1,021.00

1999 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

1999 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

£7,190.00
£657.00

1998 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

1998 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

£7,974.00
£664.00

1988 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne

1988 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises

£19,791.00
£1,648.00

2006 Bouzy Rouge Champagne

2006 Bouzy Rouge

£215.00
£112.00
£109.00

2008 Bruno Paillard Assemblage Brut Vintage Champagne

91.67

2008 Bruno Paillard Assemblage Brut Vintage

91.67
£539.00
£270.00

N.V. Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Champagne

90.0

N.V. Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee

90.0
£285.00
£285.00

2004 Canard Duchene Brut Champagne

2004 Canard Duchene Brut

£403.00
DP £403.00

2012 Cedric Bouchard La Boloree Champagne

2012 Cedric Bouchard La Boloree

£1,473.00
£735.00

2010 Cedric Bouchard La Boloree Champagne

2010 Cedric Bouchard La Boloree

£1,397.00
£697.00

2009 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules Champagne

2009 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules

£1,707.00
£1,707.00

2012 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Val Vilaine Champagne

2012 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Val Vilaine

£1,623.00
£137.00

2011 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Val Vilaine Champagne

2011 Cedric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Val Vilaine

£1,489.00
£126.00

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs Champagne

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs

£460.00
£231.00
£231.00

2006 Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs Champagne

2006 Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blancs

£2,240.00
£188.00

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut Champagne

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut

£390.00
£390.00
£197.00
£197.00
£36.00

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Rose Champagne

N.V. Champagne Barons de Rothschild Rose

£399.00
£201.00
£36.00

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Champagne

95.08

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires

95.08
£920.00
£920.00
£460.00

N.V. Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne

N.V. Charles Heidsieck Brut

£802.00
£399.00
£69.00

1964 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne

1964 Charles Heidsieck Brut

£3,998.00
£333.00

N.V. Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne

94.0

N.V. Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

94.0
£348.00
£348.00
£176.00
£176.00
NEW
£32.00

2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne

2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

£563.00
£563.00
£282.00
£50.00

2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne

2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

£749.00
DP £65.00

2006 Charles Heidsieck Rose Champagne

2006 Charles Heidsieck Rose

£687.00
£344.00

1999 Charles Heidsieck Rose Champagne

91.4

1999 Charles Heidsieck Rose

91.4
£579.00
£51.00

1971 Charles Heidsieck Rose Champagne

1971 Charles Heidsieck Rose

£2,156.00
£181.00

1964 Charles Heidsieck Rose Champagne

1964 Charles Heidsieck Rose

£3,078.00
£257.00

N.V. David Leclapart Cuvee l'Alchimiste Rose Champagne

N.V. David Leclapart Cuvee l'Alchimiste Rose

£1,211.00
£1,211.00
£103.00

2009 David Leclapart Cuvee l'Amateur Champagne

2009 David Leclapart Cuvee l'Amateur

£787.00
£787.00

2008 David Leclapart Cuvee l'Artiste Champagne

2008 David Leclapart Cuvee l'Artiste

£1,341.00
£1,341.00

N.V. Delamotte Champagne

N.V. Delamotte

£221.00
£221.00
£112.00
£221.00
£22.00

N.V. Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Champagne

89.0

N.V. Delamotte Blanc de Blancs

89.0
£273.00
£273.00
£138.00
£138.00
£26.00

2007 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92.5

2007 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs

92.5
£396.00
£396.00
£200.00

N.V. Delamotte Rose Champagne

89.0

N.V. Delamotte Rose

89.0
£384.00
£194.00

2007 Deutz Amour de Deutz Champagne

2007 Deutz Amour de Deutz

£1,114.00
£1,114.00
£557.00
£95.00