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What are the best champagne vintages?

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The data in the table represent average vintage trends for all the wines in the appellation.

Discover the greatest vintages of Champagne here.

Please note: the data in the table represent average trends for all the wines in each denomination. Vintages can vary greatly from one wine to another, depending on many factors: color, location, terroir, winemaker's skills...

Please note: the data in the table represent average trends for all wines in each denomination. The vintages of a given denomination can be very different from one wine to another, depending on many factors: color, location, terroir of the estate, skill of the winemaker...

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The best vintages for the Champagne appellation were: 1929, 1934, 1937, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008.


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The years 1934, 1949, 1959, 1964, 1975, 2002, 2004 provided exceptional vintages.


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The years 1937 and 1947 are considered particularly exceptional, and are referred to as vintages of the century.


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The years 1928, 1929, 1945, 1955, 1990, 1996 are considered the best of all. These years are known as millennium vintages.

Top vintages in Champagne

Vintages 2010 to 2019

2019

9.5/10

19/20

2018

8/10

16/20

2017

5/10

12/20

2016

7/10

14/20

2015

8.5/10

17/20

2014

7/10

14/20

2013

7/10

14/20

2012

9/10

18/20

2011

7.5/10

15/20

2010

6/10

12/20

Vintages 2000 to 2009

2009

8/10

16/20

2008

9.5/10

19/20

2007

7.5/10

15/20

2006

6/10

12/20

2005

7/10

14/20

1990 to 1999 vintages

1999

6.5/10

13/20

1998

7.5/10

15/20

1997

6.5/10

13/20

1996

8.5/10

17/20

1995

7/10

14/20

1999

6.5/10

13/20

1998

7.5/10

15/20

1997

6.5/10

13/20

1996

8.5/10

17/20

1995

7/10

14/20

Vintages 1980 to 1989

1989

8/10

18/20

1988

9.5/10

19/20

1987

3.5/10

7/20

1986

5/10

10/20

1985

7/10

16/20

1984

8/10

18/20

1983

9.5/10

19/20

1982

3.5/10

7/20

1981

5/10

10/20

1980

7/10

16/20

Vintages 1970 to 1979

1979

9.5/10

19/20

1978

9.5/10

19/20

1977

5/10

10/20

1976

8/10

16/20

1975

8/10

18/20

1974

4.5/10

9/20

1973

7.5/10

15/20

1972

5/10

10/20

1971

8/10

16/20

1970

8.5/10

17/20

Vintages 1960 to 1969

1969

8/10

16/20

1968

3.5/10

7/20

1967

4/10

8/20

1966

7/10

14/20

1965

4.5/10

9/20

1964

7.5/10

15/20

1963

4/10

8/20

1962

8.5/10

17/20

1961

6.5/10

13/20

1960

6/10

12/20

Vintages 1950 to 1959

1959

8.5/10

17/20

1958

5/10

10/20

1957

4/10

8/20

1956

3.5/10

7/20

1955

8.5/10

17/20

1954

6.5/10

13/20

1953

8/10

16/20

1952

7/10

14/20

1951

2.5/10

5/20

1950

6/10

12/20

Vintages 1940 to 1949

1949

7/10

14/20

1948

5.5/10

11/20

1947

8.5/10

17/20

1946

5/10

10/20

1945

10/10

20/20

1944

4.5/10

9/20

1943

8.5/10

16/20

1942

6.5/10

13/20

1941

5.5/10

11/20

1940

4/10

8/20

Vintages 1930 to 1939

1949

3/10

6/20

1948

4.5/10

9/20

1947

8.5/10

17/20

1946

3.5/10

7/20

1945

5/10

10/20

1944

7/10

14/20

1943

6.5/10

12/20

1942

4/10

8/20

1941

2.5/10

5/20

1940

3/10

6/20

Average trends over the last 6 vintages
for Champagne appellations

Champagne appellation

2013

3.5/5

Very good vintage

2012

3/5

Great vintage

2011

4.5/5

A great vintage

2010

5/5

Medium vintage

2019

4/5

Great vintage

2008

5/5

Excellent vintage

Champagne hillsides

2013

3/5

Good vintage

2012

3/5

Great vintage

2011

4.3/5

Great vintage

2010

5/5

Medium vintage

2009

4/5

Great vintage

2008

5/5

Excellent vintage

Côteaux de Coiffy

2013

3/5

Good vintage

2012

3/5

Great vintage

2011

4.3/5

Great vintage

2010

5/5

Medium vintage

2009

4/5

Great vintage

2008

5/5

Excellent vintage

Haute-Marne

2013

3/5

Good vintage

2012

3/5

Great vintage

2011

4.3/5

Great vintage

2010

5/5

Medium vintage

2009

4/5

Great vintage

2008

4.5/5

A great vintage

Rosé des Riceys

2013

3/5

Good vintage

2012

3/5

Great vintage

2011

4.3/5

Great vintage

2010

5/5

Medium vintage

2009

4/5

Great vintage

2008

4.3/5

Very good vintage