Vintage Champagne: panel tasting results

Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on vintage Champagne.

While vintage Champagne may cost more than non-vintage, many say this category is the best value of all Champagnes, showing real personality and terroir. Out of 85 vintage Champagnes tasted, the 2003s didn’t impress, the millennium vintage exceeded expectations but it was the 2002s plus the vintage category as a whole that provided the real talking point. See all 35 four and five star vintage Champagnes here…

Charles Heidsieck, Brut 2000

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Collet 2002

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Moet & Chandon 2002

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Veuve Clicquot 2002

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Lallier, Grand Cru 2002

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RH Coutier, Grand Cru 2002

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Duval-Leroy 1999

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Pommery 2002

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Devaux 2002

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Pol Roger, Brut 2000

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Jacquart 2004

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Louis Roederer, Brut 2004

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Paul Dethune 2002

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De Castellane, Brut 2004

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Vintage Champagne panel tasters

While vintage Champagne may cost more than non-vintage, many say this category is the best value of all Champagnes, showing