Lidl champagne beats Moët & Chandon in taste test

A £12 Lidl champagne has beaten a Moët & Chandon three times its price in a Which? taste test.

The discounter’s Veuve Delattre Brut, praised for its “subtle, complex aromas”, also saw off established contenders including Piper-Heidsieck and Taittinger.

Experts awarded a score of 77 per cent, putting it in fourth position overall.

The top spots were dominated by supermarket offerings, with Waitrose’s “lip-smacking” Blanc de Noirs Brut (£23.99) coming first with 82 per cent.

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The Co-op’s “complex and savoury” Les Pionniers Non-Vintage Champagne (£19) narrowly missed out on pole position with 81 per cent.

It was forced to share the silver medal with Marks & Spencer’s Champagne Delacourt Brut (£20) and Tesco’s Finest Premier Cru Champagne (£21).

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blanc De Noirs (£21) also made it to the podium, hailed for its “high acidity… balanced with a savoury flavour”.

Which? Magazine home products editor Lisa Barber said: “No matter what your budget is, you can be sure that your celebrations will fizz with top-quality champagne.

“Our taste tests have proven that supermarket champagne brands can more than hold their own against the famous champagne houses, delivering excellent quality and great value for money.”

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