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100 Best Champagnes for 2017- The Winner is Moet & Chandon MCIII NV

FINE Champagne magazine, the only international publication devoted to champagne and, the world's largest wine information source, announce their list of the '100 Best Champagnes for 2017'.
  • <strong>The Winner: Moet & Chandon MCIII</strong>

"Any champagne making it into the Top 100 in the rigorous tasting by our editorial board and guest specialists can warmly be recommended. Still, there can only be one winner." Essi Avellan MW

    HELSINKI, FINLAND, December 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- After days of blind-tasting hundreds of champagnes, the final results were tabulated. Any champagne making it into the Top 100 in the rigorous tasting by our editorial board and guest specialists can warmly be recommended. Still, there can only be one winner.

This year our choice is Moet & Chandon MCIII.

Moet & Chandon's prestige cuvee since 2015, MCIII is an unforeseen champagne concept bringing Moet's vast resources and reserve wine treasures to the fore.

The number three in MCIII refers to its various ageing universes: wood, metal and glass. The wines of the latest harvest year (2003 in this case) are fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wood refers to oak vats, where older reserve wines (2002, 2000 and 1998) have aged. The glass, in turn, refers to bottle-matured champagnes that crown the blend (1999, 1998 and 1993). A big proportion of reserve wines and long ageing result in a beautifully mature and complex, generously vinous champagne that develops majestically in the glass.

TOP 10 champagnes for 2017

1 Moet & Chandon MCIII NV 001.14
2 Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rose 2004
3 Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002
4 Louis Roederer Cristal 2009
4 Dom Perignon 2009
6 Deutz Cuvee William Deutz 2006
6 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006
6 Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs NV
6 Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel NV
10 Canard-Duchene Charles VII Blanc de Blancs NV

Previous winners:

2016 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle NV
2015 Ruinart Dom Ruinart Rose 2002
2014 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2002
2013 Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2000
2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2000
2011 Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002
2010 Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV

FINE Champagne magazine's aim with this annual ranking is to taste the vast offering on the international markets in order to select the champagnes that are showing best this very moment. The most important criterion is the quality of the wine and its accessibility today.

More information and a full 100-list: is the world's larges wine information source. Tastingbook is created by FINE - the world's leading Fine Wine magazines and thousands of wine professionals and wineries from over 70 countries.

Tastingbook started in 2015 and have today over million pages of wine information and around 1.5 millions visitors in every month. Over 5000 wine professionals from 59 countries are keeping it updated.

In Tastingbook you will find the most up-to-date tasting reports virtually from every major tastings from all around the world.

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