Beaumet Cuvée Brut NV -2 $50 ★★★★★
TOP CHAMPAGNE UNDER $100
THIS IS A WONDERFULLY focussed style that is alive and complex. Aromas of white flowers lead to flavours of ripe lemon with a mealy texture and a hint of chalk that gives it edge and vibrancy. (B)
QUALITY REPAYS LOYALTY
Sometimes, although not as often as we would all like, great wines come with an attractive price tag. Such is the case with this year’s Top Champagne under $100. The Beaumet label may not boast the grand notoriety of some of its peers, or the marketing budget of some of the more visible labels. However, it does invest in quality and it can boast great pedigree as it comfortably resides within the famed Champagne house Laurent-perrier. Originally founded by the Beaumet family in 1878 in Épernay, the house fostered a loyal clientele particularly amongst restaurateurs in France and Belgium. A century later Beaumet was sold and then sold once more in 2004. Although the house has changed hands twice in the last 40 years the transition has been powerfully positive as its production now sits under the watchful eye of the talented Laurent Perrier winemaking team.