Each Champagne was rated on a 100-point scale. The process was so strict that, if judges’ assessments were more than four points apart, the Champagne would be tasted again and reassessed.
When the results were weighed, the top 10 included many classic names. The surprise first-place finisher was Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, with a taste score ranking No 1 among the world’s best Champagnes.
Of the competition’s results, Fine Champagne editor-in-chief, Pekka Nuikki, said: “Our highest rating went to Armand de Brignac: a fine, smooth and creamy Champagne with underlying power and great mineral freshness. The panel praised the wine for its classic style and perfect drinkability today that doesn’t compromise its ageing capacity. It has everything a truly great Champagne can offer, and the packaging – the distinctive, showy golden ‘ace of spades’ bottle – serves as a brilliant example of Armand de Brignac’s courageous, successful branding.”
Source: Drinks Media Wire
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