MFM Christmas champagne tasting – the results

The MFM tasters have raised their glasses to find the best champagne options for you this Christmas. Testing out top supermarkets' own brands, we've found the best value and yummiest bubbles

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Lidl Chaumet Sparkling Perry (75cl), £0.99

Sorry Lidl. It’s a bargain price but sadly no one really liked the 99p option. Not particularly drinkable and very sweet, it might be good option for those with a particularly sweet tooth who just want something to sip at the toasts.

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Score: 1.8 / 5 (9th place)

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Aldi Veuve Monsigny Premier Cru Champagne (75cl), £15.99

Our tasters found this champagne to be lively, with a smooth biscuity taste to it. It did lack in taste though and almost looked like water.

Score: 2 / 5 (8th place)

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Aldi Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura Sparkling Chardonnay (75cl), £6.99

The flavour was quite acidic and our tasters thought this sparkling chardonnay lacked in both taste and bubbles. A bit crisp but a nice pale colour.

Score: 2.7 / 5 (7th place)

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Sainsbury’s Blanc de Blanc Brut NV Champagne (75cl), £20.99

Some of our tasters found this one a little harsh, with a noticeable woody taste to it. But it did have the fizziest bubbles…

Score: 3 / 5 (6th place)

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Asda Louis Bernard Champagne Brut Rose (75cl), £19

The only pink champers to make it into our taste testing, this was lovely and fruity but had a slightly odd smell.

Score: 3.6 / 5 (4th place)

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Lidl Comte de Brismand Champagne (75cl), £14.99

Sweet, fruity and very enjoyable sum up this sample well. It was noted for being very drinkable and a definite bargain!

Score: 3.3 / 5 (5th place)

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Waitrose Blanc de Noirs NV Champagne (75cl), £18.99

Waitrose’s option had an expensive feel in the mouth and was a lovely golden colour. Great if you’re going to be be supping it from a classy flute at a Christmas soire.

Score: 3.7 / 5 (3rd place)

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Tesco Premier Crut Champagne (75cl), £19.99

“Wahay” one of our tasters commented – which seems a pretty good summary of most people’s feelings. No wonder this one came in 2nd place – nicely bubbly, dry and with an attractive colour, it’s a great addition to your shopping basket.

Score: 3.8 / 5 (2nd place)

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**WINNER Marks & Spencer Champagne Cuvee Brut Oudinot a Epernay (75cl), £18.40

Our winner! Our tasters couldn’t say enough great things about this Champagne. From being delicious through to being “the one” for many, it was our clear winner – and it’s not even the priciest!

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Score: 4.3 / 5 (1st place)

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