Philizot et Fils

Veuve Monsigny Brut No. 3 Champagne Blend

8.718 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Ryan Stotz

The nearest grocery store to us is an Aldi, so inevitably we're in there for the occasional whatever. Not generally wine, though, to put it mildly. But a sub-$18 Champagne? The curiosity was too much. While nobody's going to mistake it for Cedric Bouchard, it's more than decent. Certainly a step up from Veuve Clicquot, anyway, in that it's got mineral, acid and some evidence of lees contact. Bubbles could be tighter, but that's a minor quibble at this price. To scratch my itch for real Champagne for less than twenty bucks is a commendable achievement. I wish they'd keep this around all year.

The nearest grocery store to us is an Aldi, so inevitably we're in there for the occasional whatever. Not generally wine, though, to put it mildly. But a sub-$18 Champagne? The curiosity was too much. While nobody's going to mistake it for Cedric Bouchard, it's more than decent. Certainly a step up from Veuve Clicquot, anyway, in that it's got mineral, acid and some evidence of lees contact. Bubbles could be tighter, but that's a minor quibble at this price. To scratch my itch for real Champagne for less than twenty bucks is a commendable achievement. I wish they'd keep this around all year.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2016
Ryan Frank

Non-vintage - almonds, pears. Has a bit of funky fruit compote aspect.

Non-vintage - almonds, pears. Has a bit of funky fruit compote aspect.

Jul 9th, 2017
David Watts

For the price point, fantastic. Ignoring price, still a very good bottle

For the price point, fantastic. Ignoring price, still a very good bottle

Jun 17th, 2017
Christine Keeves

Birthday Bubbly!

Birthday Bubbly!

Jan 11th, 2016
Eric Egan

If I rated this two days ago when I opened it it would have got a 7.5. It was closed, muted, and slightly acrid. Now, after 2 days in the wine fridge (just sucked the air out) it's pretty damn pleasant. Still quite simple but mellow, with nice fruit and toast. Would urge anyone that has a bottle to decant!! Really!

If I rated this two days ago when I opened it it would have got a 7.5. It was closed, muted, and slightly acrid. Now, after 2 days in the wine fridge (just sucked the air out) it's pretty damn pleasant. Still quite simple but mellow, with nice fruit and toast. Would urge anyone that has a bottle to decant!! Really!

Sep 2nd, 2015
Simon Burke-Kennedy

A pretty good Champagne from Lidl. Hard to beat at the price.

A pretty good Champagne from Lidl. Hard to beat at the price.

Dec 30th, 2014
Sam Birkett

Aldi's finest is pretty damn fine

Aldi's finest is pretty damn fine

Jul 5th, 2014
Joanne Frette

Easy drinking, fun bubbly. Not too dry.

Easy drinking, fun bubbly. Not too dry.

Dec 13th, 2013
Colette Cronjé

Very good for a cheap drink ;)

Very good for a cheap drink ;)

Jan 11th, 2015
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

8.7

Winston had this 2 years ago

Winston had this 2 years ago

Jun 9th, 2016