Our first ever Champagne Report with Club Oenologique magazine is out. I tasted 350 champagnes for this report, of which some 250 made it past the 90-point mark. In the Part 1 of the report published today we focus on champagne houses’ and cooperatives’ produce, and a special grower champagne report will follow next year! You can have free access to the report by registering here: cluboenologique.com/report/champagne-report-2022
I went as high as 98 points on four Champagnes: Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2013; Dom Pérignon Plénitude 2 2003; Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Les Réserves No 20 Magnum; and Rare Champagne Millésime 2008. These standout performers were closely followed by the 97-point Dom Pérignon 2012; Ruinart Dom Ruinart 2010; and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2012. This septet perfectly exemplifies the extraordinary wealth of fine vintages that are available right now (look up my forthcoming vintage guide for more on these).
Tasting notes and scores from part one of Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2022 (featuring only those wines scoring 90 points and above) are available to all registered users of The Collection, the online home of Club Oenologique’s premium wine and spirits content. To register for free, click here. Part two of the report, focusing on grower Champagnes, will appear in spring 2023.