The best champagne and sparkling wine recommendations for Christmas

Article date: 3 December 2016

Christmas sparkling wines

Here’s our pick of the best supermarket champagne and sparkling wines that have been recommended in the national press.

Finest '1531’ Blanquette de Limoux

Finest ’1531’ Blanquette de Limoux 2013, France

£9, Tesco

“Consistently good and a canny buy for celebratory parties… it’s dry and fresh with rich hints of brioche and biscuit.”

Susy Atkins, The Telegraph

Conte Priuli Prosecco NV

Conte Priuli Prosecco NV, Veneto, Italy

£12, Marks & Spencer

“Snap this up on offer as it’s a fine prosecco – especially crisp and whistle-clean, with an appealing soft dab of apricot.”

Susy Atkins, The Telegraph

Codorniu 1872 Vintage Cava

Codorniu 1872 Vintage Cava 2012, Spain

£7.99, Waitrose

“A crowd-pleasing cava: well-balanced with a note of juicy baked apples”

Susy Atkins, The Telegraph

Veuve Monsigny Champagne

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, France

£9, Aldi

“crisp, clean apple fruit, soft persistent mousse, insistent acidity and subtle notes of patisserie cream it’s a lot more fun than many champagnes twice the price”

David Williams, The Guardian

Mount Bluff Brut

Mount Bluff Brut, New Zealand

£13.50, Marks & Spencer

“this kiwi cuvee is relatively rich in style, providing real depth of flavour for the money”

David Williams, The Guardian

Oudinot Champagne Brut NV, France

£16, Marks & Spencer

“Lemony, clean, refreshing, and not super-dry”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Devaux Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Champagne

Devaux Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Champagne Brut NV, France

£17.99, Majestic

“Elegant and pretty, with a delicious scent of wild red berries and cherry blossom, it has hit a streak of excellence.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Finest English Sparkling

Finest English Sparkling NV, England

£17.50, Tesco

“juicy red apple, cream and a moreish line of acidity”

Hamish Anderson, The Telegraph

Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Winemakers’ Selection by Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut NV, France

£16, Sainsbury’s

“a warm and creamy blanc de blancs… that is also very elegant.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Waitrose Brut Special Réserve Vintage Champagne

Waitrose Brut Special Réserve Vintage Champagne, France

£24.99, Waitrose

“a remarkably rich and intense champagne for the money”

David Williams, The Guardian

Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve

Pol Roger Champagne Brut Réserve NV, France

£39.99, Waitrose

“Pol Roger’s white label is always elegant; now it is also glittering.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV, France

£45, Majestic

“this very handsome premium NV cuvée… has a lovely spiciness and warmth.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millénaires 1995 Champagne

Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millénaires 1995 Champagne, France

£105, Laithwaites

“an exceptional and multi-award-winning wine that tastes of toasted hazelnuts, beeswax, the inside of a real French baguette – and so much more.”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

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