Champagne with regrets, because I just don't drink enough of them to matter, but to keep my files (Index) in some kind of order I've found it imperative that I create this shamefully deficient designated Champagne file, and no I'll not even link an expert's website here; Champagne is foreign to me and if I were you (the searcher) I'd look elsewhere for advice.
In other posts I've said things like this: Real Champagne, with its usually higher price-tag and questionable taste, may just require an "eeny meeny miny mo".
And here: I'll admit the unacceptable: Champagne doesn't appeal to me (Blasphemy!), but then I've not spent more than $50 for a bottle, but that's my point! Okay, I want to buy a $100 bottle of Champagne, but since the lesser ones are not the bread-crumbs of Hansel and Gretel leading me to the Gingerbread-house of satisfaction, I'll leave Champagne to the experts and hope someone will turn-me-on to the golden fleece of wine (Vinogirl is working on that).
That being said, here's my short list of French bubblies, from the cherished appellation, I've tasted.
Delamotte Blanc De Blancs NV Champagne, $21.24-$24.99 (375ml), 91 points
Heidsieck and Co Monopole Blue Top Brut NV Champagne (France), $29.24-$32.99, 88 points
Heidsieck and Co Monopole Gold Top Brut 2005 Champagne (France), $38.24-$49.99, 89 points
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne, $35.99-$42.99, 91 points
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne, 375 ML, $25.00, 89 points
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