Lidl’s £11.99 champagne beats Moët & Chandon and Tattinger to be named best value bottle by Which? 

Lidl’s £12.49 Champagne beats Moët & Chandon and Tattinger costing 3 times as a lot to be named finest worth bubbles in Which? blind style take a look at – whereas Waitrose’s £24 bottle is the general winner

  • Lidl Champagne beats Moet, Taittinger and Piper-Heidsieck bottles in blind take a look at
  • Which? knowledgeable panel of blind testers recognised £11.99 bottle for ‘Nice Worth’ 
  • It was the most cost effective bottle the specialists examined, costing £26 lower than different manufacturers


Price range Champagnes from Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Lidl have crushed bottles from high-end manufacturers costing 3 times as a lot in a Which? blind style take a look at. 

An knowledgeable panel of judges sampled 19 non-vintage champagnes from supermarkets and best-selling manufacturers for the patron group’s annual Christmas report.

Waitrose Blanc De Noirs Brut NV Champagne, £24, was declared the general winner, with a rating of 82%. 

Second place went to Co-op Les Pionniers Non-Classic Champagne, £19, with a rating of 81%, adopted by M&S Champagne Delacourt Brut NV, £20, at 81%.

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Lidl’s Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV, which at £12.49 was the most cost effective bottle tasted, scored 77% and was named finest worth. It got here in sixth general. 

In distinction, Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne, £38, scored 73% and Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, £35, scored 71%. Each completed exterior the highest 10. 

BEST VALUE: Lidl's Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV, which at £12.49 was the cheapest bottle, scored 77% and came in sixth

BEST OVERALL: Waitrose Blanc De Noirs Brut NV Champagne, £24, left, was awarded the best marks (82%) in a blind style take a look at for Which? BEST VALUE: Lidl’s Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV, which at £12.49 was the most cost effective bottle, scored 77% and got here in sixth

Grocery store sweep! Price range bottles dominate Which? blind style take a look at of the most effective Champagnes for Christmas

  1. Waitrose Blanc De Noirs Brut NV Champagne, £24 – 82%
  2. Co-op Les Pionniers Non-Classic Champagne, £19 – 81%
  3. M&S Champagne Delacourt Brut NV, £20 – 81%
  4. Tesco Best Premier Cru Champagne, £21 – 81% 
  5. Sainsbury’s Style The Distinction Blanc De Noirs Champagne, £21 – 79%
  6. Lidl Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV, £12.95 – 77% 
  7. Lidl Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut NV, £13.50 – 75%
  8. Morrisons Adrien Chopin Champagne, £19 – 74%
  9. Sainsbury’s Landric Champagne Brut, £25 – 74%
  10. M&S Louis Vertay Brut NV Champagne, £17 – 73% 
  11. Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne, £38 – 73%
  12. Morrisons The Greatest Brut Premier Cru Champagne, £21 – 73%
  13. Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, £35 – 71%
  14. Aldi Philizot et Fils Blanc de Noirs Champagne. £18 – 70%
  15. Lanson Le Black Label Brut Champagne, £35 – 70%
  16. Taittinger Brut Reserve NV Champagne, £36 – 69%
  17. Asda Henri Cachet Brut NV Champagne, £14.50 – 68%
  18. Heidsieck Monopole Blue Prime Brut Champagne, £28 – 68%
  19. Spar Marquis Belrive Champagne, £19 – 68%
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Supermarkets had been requested to appoint two extensively out there champagnes that they thought would stand as much as the bestselling manufacturers, together with a premium personal label costing as much as £38 and, if out there, a second, lower-priced personal label champagne.

Every member of the panel tasted the champagnes in a distinct order to keep away from any bias. 

After all of the champagnes had been tasted, the panel agreed on a rating for every bottle and which of them deserved to be Greatest Buys. 

Outcomes proved the next worth doesn’t at all times imply the next high quality bottle, with grocery store wines dominating the highest 10. Sainsbury’s Lidl 

Which? commented that Lidl’s ‘Nice Worth’ Champagne was ‘the most cost effective on take a look at, but it outshone many pricier rivals’. 

Lidl’s Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV obtained the next score than bottles from among the high Champagne homes.

It was was the most cost effective bottle the specialists examined, at round £26 lower than the worth of these by the extra famend manufacturers. 

The Lidl champagne scored greater than £35 a bottle Piper-Heidsieck Brut and £36-a-bottle Taittinger Brut Reserve N/V.  

Richard Bampfield, Lidl’s Grasp of Wine, commented: ‘The outcomes of this knowledgeable blind-tasting are a well-deserved endorsement for what really is a good worth bottle of Champagne.  

‘Proving as soon as once more that Lidl can’t be crushed on worth or high quality! 

Lidl’s Veuve Delattre Champagne Brut NV is a superb possibility for these seeking to save and impress over the festive interval.’

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