Latest champagne offers

Easter the new battleground for cheap fizz 

ASDA has improved its offer on Louvel Fontaine Brut bringing it down to the same bargain deal it ran earlier in the year at just £10 a bottle while Pierre Darcys Blanc de Noirs (Grande Réserve Brut) remains a good buy at £17 a bottle. Tesco has just introduced some better offers and looks likely to cut prices further as Easter approaches.
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Growers’ pink fizz tasting
You can now also see the results of my recent blind tasting of growers’ and other small producers’ pink fizz, many of which came from Berry Bros & Rudd on the home page (Growers’ pinks offer great value). This took place in March and Anthony Rose of The Independent came over to taste them with me. It proved to be an excellent line-up of characterful wines. The stars of the tasting were R&L Legras, Fleury, Drappier, Benoît Marguet and Billecart-Salmon, the latter put in the mix as a benchmark rosé style. If you want to source brilliant pink fizz for Easter look at this list and my ‘Top ten pink champagnes outside the grocers (mostly).
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While I try to list most of the current offers at the leading UK supermarkets, Majestic and other retailers below, I have also highlighted the best value for money deals on wines really worth drinking.

Top offers in UK supermarkets & off-licences

SAINSBURY’S
Current offers online as at 10 April 
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down £3.99 from £21.99 to £18 a bottle, £17.10 if you buy six bottles or more.
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Brut NV magnum, down £7 from £42 to £35 a magnum, £33.25 if you buy six magnums or more.

TESCO
9 April – 15 April
Chanoine Brut Vintage 2006down £12 (33%) from £35.99 to £23.99 a bottle, £22.79 if you buy six bottles or more.

ASDA
9 April – 22 April
Louvel Fontaine Brut NV, down £14.25 from £24.25 to £10 a bottle.

MORRISONS
Current offers online as at 24 March
Moët & Chandon Brut Vintage 2004, down £10 from £43.99 to £33.99 a bottle.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, down £10 from £30.99 to £20.99 a bottle.

MAJESTIC WINE

6 April – 28 April
Buy any two ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ bottles save a third
Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, £35 a bottle, £23.32 if you buy two.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, £42 a bottle, £27.99 if you buy two.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
  

Champagne offers by retailer

2 April – 29 April
Bredon Cuvée Jean Louis Brut NV, down £10 (33%) from £27.99 to £17.99 a bottle, £17.09 if you buy six bottles or more.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £8.50 ( 25%) from £33.99 to £25.49 a bottle, £24.22 if you buy six bottles or more.
Pol Roger Pure Brut Nature NV, down £10 from £42.99 to £32.99 a bottle, £31.34 if you buy six bottles or more.  
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Current offers online as at 10 April
Laurent Perrier Brut NV, down £13 from £38 to £25 a bottle, £23.75 if you buy six bottles or more.
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, down £11.99 from £36.99 to £25 a bottle, £23.75 if you buy six bottles or more.
Pommery Brut Royale NV, down £12.99 from £38.99 to £26 a bottle, £24.70 if you buy six bottles or more.
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, down £3.99 from £21.99 to £18 a bottle, £17.10 if you buy six bottles or more.
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Brut NV magnum, down £7 from £42 to £35 a magnum, £33.25 if you buy six magnums or more.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, down £7.99 from £32.99 to £25 a bottle, £23.75 if you buy six bottles or more.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV magnum, down £10 from £64.99 to £54.99 a magnum, £52.24 if you buy six magnums or more.
Moët & Chandon Brut Vintage 2004, down £8 from £44 to £36 a bottle, £34.20 if you buy six bottles or more.
Lanson White Label NV, down £6.99 from £36.99 to £30 a bottle, £28.50 if you buy six bottles or more.
Etienne Dumont Brut NV, down £12.99 from £26.99 to £14 a bottle, £13.30 if you buy six bottles or more.
Henry Dumanois Brut NV, down £3.99 from £15.99 to £12 a bottle, £11.40 if you buy six bottles or more.

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31 March – 27 April
Taittinger Prelude NV gift box, down £10 from £48.99 to £38.99 a bottle.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, down £10 from £44.99 to £34.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV, down £10 from £57.99 to £47.99 a bottle.

7 April – 27 April
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £10 from £32.99 to £22.99 a bottle.
Lanson Rosé Brut NV, down £10 from £37.99 to £27.99 a bottle.
Lanson Ivory Label Brut NV, gift box, down £10 from £32.99 to £22.99 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, 37.5cl, down £2 from £16.59 to £14.59 a bottle.
Lanson Rosé Brut NV, 37.5cl, down £2 from £17.79 t0 £15.79 a bottle.

Current offers online at Morrisons Cellar as at 11 March
Moët & Chandon Brut Vintage 2004, down £10 from £43.99 to £33.99 a bottle.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, down £10 from £30.99 to £20.99 a bottle.
Leon Launois Brut NV, down £16.99 from £31.99 to £15 a bottle.

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9 April – 15 April
Chanoine Brut Vintage 2006, down £12 (33%) from £35.99 to £23.99 a bottle, £22.79 if you buy six bottles or more.

9 April – 24 April
Tesco Finest Vintage Brut 2006, down £3 from £25.99 to £22.99 a bottle, £21.84 if you buy six bottles or more.

9 April – 29 April
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £10 from £33.99 to £23.99 a bottle, £22.79 if you buy six bottles or more.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004, down £6 from £43.99 to £37.99 a bottle, £36.09 if you buy six bottles or more.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, half price down from £31.99 to £15.99 a bottle, £15.19 if you buy six bottles or more.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Brut Rosé NV, down £9.50 (33%) from £28.49 to £18.99 a bottle, £18.04 if you buy six bottles or more.
Louis Delaunay Brut NV, half price down from £25.99 to £12.99 a bottle, £12.34 if you buy six bottles or more.
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut NV, down £2 from £19.99 to £17.99 a bottle, £17.09 if you buy six bottles or more.

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Current offers online as at 9 April
Taittinger Brut Réserve, down £9.75 from £36.25 to £27 a bottle.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004, down £8 from £43 to £35 a bottle.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, down £4 from £19 to £15 a bottle.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, down to £15 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut NV, down £11.98 from £28.98 to £17 a bottle.
Louvel Fontaine Brut Rosé NV, down £15.75 from £29.75 to £14 a bottle.
Pierre Darcys Brut Rosé NV, £19 a bottle.
Pierre Darcys Brut NV, down to £12 a bottle
Pierre Darcys Brut Rosé NV, £19 a bottle.

9 April – 22 April
Louvel Fontaine Brut NV, down £14.25 from £24.25 to £10 a bottle.
Pierre Darcys Brut Blanc de Noir Grande Réserve, down £8.97 from £25.97 to £17 a bottle.
Extra Special Vintage 2004, down £3.25 from £25.25 to £22 a bottle.
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Fortnum & Mason

Interesting artisan producer champagnes
Paul Déthune Grand Cru Brut, Ambonnay, £35 a bottle.
René Jolly
Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, £32.50 a bottle. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

 

 

Berry’s have a couple of my ’2013 wines of the year’ in the shape of their Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru from the Le Mesnil co-operative and the 2004 vintage from the same source, also made by my namesake Gilles Marguet. Highlighting their very fine collection of growers’ champagne I put together a tasting of rosé styles, and tried them alongside some other favourites. You can now see this report: ‘Growers’ pinks offer great value‘ on the home page. These below are the wines from Berry Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com in the tasting I would particularly recommend:
R&L Legras Brut Rosé, 94/100, £39.95
Benoît Marguet Berry’s United Kingdom Cuvée Rosé Grand Cru Brut NV, 92/100, £29.95
Pierre Peters Rosé d’Albane, 90/100, £36
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Current offers as at March 18
Taittinger  Brut Réserve NV,  down £6 from £33.95 to £27.95 a bottle, Magnum down £9.80 from £66.75 to £56.95 a bottle.
Taittinger Comte de Champagne Blanc de Blanc Vintage 2005, down £30 from £115 to £85 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut NV, down £4 from £35.95 to £31.95 a bottle, Magnum down £10.05 from £75 to £64.95 a bottle.
Pol Roger Vintage 2004, down £11.55 from £64.50 to £52.95 a bottle.
Pol Roger 2000 Cuvée Winston Churchill, down £20.05 from £125 to £104.95 a bottle.

 

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[Note that while most supermarkets, but not the Co-operative, ASDA or Morrisons, give you an extra 5% off for purchases of six bottles or more, M&S gives you 5% off for purchases of three or more bottles].

1 April – 21 April
Louis Chaurey Brut NV, down £16 from £32 to £16 a bottle, £15.20 if you buy three bottles or more.
Oudinot Brut Rosé NV, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle, £20.90 if you buy three bottles or more.
Oudinot Medium Dry Rosé, down £5 from £27 to £22 a bottle, £20.90 if you buy three bottles or more.
Oudinot Brut NV, down £5 from £25 to £20 a bottle, £19 if you buy three bottles or more.

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Current offer
Veuve Monsigny Brut NV, £9.99 a bottle.

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Current offer
Comte de Brismand Brut NV, £9.99 a bottle.

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Current offers as at 18 March
Besserat de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, down £4 from £39 to £35 a bottle.
Besserat de Bellefon Brut Rosé NV, down £4 from £39 to £35 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top NV, down £11 from £30 to £19 a bottle.
Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007, down £8 from £33 to £25 a bottle.
Lanson Black Label Brut NV, down £6 from £34 to £28 a bottle.
Lanson Rosé Brut NV, down £5 from £39 to £34 a bottle.
Taittinger Vintage 2005, down £10 from £52 to £42 a bottle.

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6 April – 28 April
Buy any two ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ bottles save a third
Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV, £35 a bottle, £23.32 if you buy two.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, £42 a bottle, £27.99 if you buy two.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £33.31 if you buy two.
J de Telmont Grande Réserve NV, £22.50 a bottle, £14.99 if you buy two.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two.
Veuve Clicquot Brut NV, down £3 from £48 to £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two.
Oeil de Perdrix Rosé Brut NV, down £5 from £30 to £25 a bottle, £16.66 if you buy two.
Pol Roger Réserve NV, £52 a bottle, £34.98 if you buy two.
Canard-Duchêne Brut NV, £28.50 a bottle, £18.99 if you buy two.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV, £30 a bottle, £19.99 if you buy two.
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV, £45 a bottle, £29.98 if you buy two.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, £70  a bottle, £46.63 if you buy two.
Ruinart Brut NV, £55 a bottle, £36.64 if you buy two.
Ruinart Rosé Brut NV, £70 a bottle, £46.63 if you buy two.

Buy two bottles save £10
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV, £40 a bottle, £35 if you buy two.
Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, £42 a bottle, £37 if you buy two.
Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV, £27 a bottle, £22 if you buy two.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV, £43.50 a bottle, £38.50 if you buy two.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, £42 a bottle, £37 if you buy two.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004, £56 a bottle, £51 if you buy two.
Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Brut NV, £37.50 a bottle, £32.50 if you buy two.
Moët & Chandon Rosé Brut NV, £50 a bottle, £45 if you buy two.

Buy two bottles save £20
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, £60 a bottle, £50 if you buy two.

Buy two bottles save £30
Laurent-Perrier Rosé Brut NV, £75 a bottle, £60 if you buy two.

 

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www.corksout.com  

Current offers
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV, down £8 from £37.99 to £29.99 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV, down £7 from £38.99 to £31.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé NV, down £16.04 from £54.99 to £38.95 a bottle.
Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2004, down £12 from £77.99 to £65.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV, down £3 from £49.99 to £46.99 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Magnum, down £6 from £75.99 to £69.99 a bottle.
Dom Perignon Brut Vintage 2004, down £9 from £129 to £120 a bottle.
Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Magnum, down £20 from £120 to £99.99 a bottle.
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage, down £8.73 from £178.72 to £169.99 a bottle.
Bollinger Brut Rosé NV, down £3 from £52.99 to £49.99 a bottle.

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