The Best Blanc de Noirs Champagne Wines : AWARDS
Blanc de Noirs Champagnes are white wines made exclusively with the red grape varieties grown in the Champagne region.
Most often, they are blended from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, although some examples are varietal wines like some single vineyard sparkling Pinot Noirs.
To find the best Blanc de Noirs Champagnes and the ones you should buy, we’ve asked all the most famous Champagne houses (wineries) to submit their best wines in this style and give it their best shot at Social Vignerons AWARDS.
Find all the wines’ tasting notes and ratings further below on this very page. Wine tasting videos and detailed reviews for each wine are available via each wine’s review page, click through to view them 🙂
The Best Blanc de Noirs Champagne Wines : Awarded Wines
De Venoge Princes Blanc de Noirs not only comes in the most luxurious of all bottles, it also offers exuberant and big flavors of red berries and nutty buttery tones. Open and powerful, it delights with its vibrancy and refinement. Find the full review of De Princes Blanc de Noirs Champagne here.
BRONZE : Champagne Cattier Blanc de Noirs
The best value Blanc de Noirs Champagnes: best buying recommendations
For sure, the awarded wines are the best expressions of the Blanc de Noirs Champagne style. If you’re looking for the bests of the bests, pick within three Awarded wines the one that sounds to best match your personal taste.
But they are so refined that they are not the most affordable! (see all estimated retail prices with all the wines’ tasting notes below).
To get the best value out of your bucks in a Blanc de Noirs, here are our Top 3 recommendations:
With a score of 91/100, Palmer & Co’s BdN has everything you can expect from a refined Champagne without the price tag of the top cuvees. It’s elegant and expressive, but more importantly it delivers vibrant and fresh flavors that are easy to enjoy. Add a little dose of layered complexity and you’ll find a bubbly that will please most palates. Find the full review of Palmer & Co Blanc de Noirs here.
This single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Cote des Bars area of the Champagne region (the Southern part) has a gorgeous and rather unique personality marrying freshness of citrus and floral notes to more savory elements typical of Pinot Noir (forest floor, velvety phenolics). Find the full review of Moutard Vignes Beugneux Pinot Noir here.
As you would find in the full tasting notes for this wine : “A well made, honest and happy Blanc de Noirs that will make you smile thanks to its citrusy vibrancy and extrovert approach.” What else needs saying? A good buy. Find the full review of Boizel Blanc de Noirs here.
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2008 Maison Mumm RSRV Blanc de Noirs Brut Grand Cru : Powerful & Balanced !
Score : 93/100
This is a 2008 Vintage cuvée. Retails around $60.
This vintage Champagne comes in a lemon-yellow color with delicate grey hues. The nose strikes by its sheer intensity, powerfully aromatic straight up at the first sniff. Roasted nuts and toasted bread almost jump out of the glass. Vanilla and butter join the fun as you analyze further as well as a shiny lemon note cutting through the oaky tones. Somewhere between fresh lemon and marmalade, it’s intense and vibrant to smell. The palate is rich and powerful coating your mouth in body and oily texture as well as silky bubbles. In a dry style, it feels balanced though, ripe, oaky with a distinctive salty mineral feel. Long finish on oaky notes. A very concentrated Blanc de Noirs that delights with its fullness, concentration and texture. It is also frank and open in flavors of exuberant citrus fruit as well as fine oak tones. Long and utterly balanced.
Champagne De Venoge Princes Blanc de Noirs : Aromatic & Powerful !
Score : 92/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $90-100 or 65-80€.
This Blanc de Noirs comes in a bright yellow color with definite pink hues in it from the red grapes it was made from. The nose is powerful and exuberantly fruity, filled with joyful red berry aromas, much more open and demonstratively fruity than many Blanc de Noirs. Floral, buttery and subtle vanilla complement an enthusiastic yet fine aromatic profile. The palate is full and concentrated. A rather big body and oily texture are married to acidity that feels very concentrated and provides the balancing freshness and tension. Big flavors of red berry fruits are here too, but joined in the mouth by salty mineral ones, and heaps of toasted nuts and buttery leesy tones. A striking powerful experience that literally bursts with flavors. Long and layered finish that makes you salivate and want to go for another ride at this roller coaster of sensations.
Champagne Cattier Blanc de Noirs : harmonious & balanced !
Score : 92/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $55-60 or 50-55€.
Translucent lemon-yellow color, slightly pale, and slightly gris. The nose is restained, elegant and introvert. A distinct minerality shines through the aromatic profile giving it tension just at smelling it. The grapefruit characters are shy on the nose, as are the nuts and buttery tones. The palate confirms the intent through this wine is clearly freshness and minerality rather than the expression of primary fruit. There is a great tension maintained all through the palate, sustained by crisp acidity. But a excellent balance from the right amount of body, very discrete sugars (must be a relatively low dosage), and very fine bubbles perfectly round up the crispiness leaving your palate free to enjoye the layered flavors. Like on the nose, no dominant flavor takes control over the palate. Rather, some limy fruit, acidic fresh strawberry notes, walnut, and creamy milk characters are expressed harmoniously. The mineral character is confirmed by a touch of iodine saltiness to the finish. A delightful perfectly-balanced Blanc de Noirs, for lovers of tension and minerality in their Champagne.
Champagne Palmer Blanc de Noirs Brut : Fresh & Elegant !
Score : 91/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $45-50 or €40-45.
Elegant quite intense lemon yellow color, with gold and slightly gris hues. Refined and complex, quite subtle nose dominated by aromas of roasted hazelnut, delicate strawberry and a touch of forest floor amplifying the depth. A vibrant palate with dominant fresh and crispy acidity underlining the floral element to the wine. Fine bubbles with solid body. Long and layered flavors of nuts, spices, confit lemon and again a little touch of earthiness populate the finish. A Blanc de Noirs with an overall impression of freshness and approachability, easy to appreciate with its exuberant upfront flavors. Yet, it is complex, layered and long delivering plenty of depth in a wide range of scents and tastes.
Champagne Moutard Vignes Beugneux Cotes des Bar Pinot Noir Brut : Personality & Concentration
Score : 90/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $35-40 or 30-35€.
Bright and rather pale lemon-yellow color with a hint a lime green, no pink hues here. Extremely subtle, the nose delights with very delicate lime aromas, and a sea slat minerality, like walking on a foggy morning by a quiet sea. Fresh and elegant to smell, a touch of grassiness underlines the lime notes. While the nose is aerial, the palate surprisingly brings in much more of an earthy feel. The wine has enormous personality and typicity, a feeling of clay combined with the typical forest floor character of Pinot Noir are joined in by delicate floral notes, and discrete citrus tones. Well balanced with concentrated acidity, sugars do make themselves taste perceivably and the finish is slightly dry with a velvety sensation of clay, ending then on a savory touch. A Pinot Noir with a huge amount of character, and plenty of concentration. A delight to experience as it’s so different from most Champagne expressions out there. A distinct, affirmed yet successful personality for this single vineyard Champagne.
Champagne Boizel Blanc de Noirs Brut : vibrant & extrovert !
Score : 88+/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $45-50 or 40-45€.
Tasting note: Delicate color, yellow overall but quite frankly on the gris side, with pale-pink hues, looking typically like a Blanc de Noirs, delicately grey. The nose is intense and nutty at first, and primarily. Discrete lemon marmalade, nutmeg, and a creamy feel to the aromatic profile. With a very honest and generous upfront palate full of citrus fruit flavors, and a lively freshness, it develops to give dominance to a crisp acidity. Round with fine bubbles, it expresses itself openly in your mouth with dominant primary flavors surrounded by nuts and buttery touches. Fine bubbles, the finish is a little drying with some perceivable phenolics giving it a gentle savory feel. A well made, honest and happy Blanc de Noirs that will make you smile thanks to its citrusy vibrancy and extrovert approach.
Champagne Devaux Blanc de Noirs Brut : intriguing & delicate !
Score : 87+/100
This is a Non-Vintage cuvée. Retails around $35-40 or 30-35€.
With a lemon-yellow color, the nose is yeasty, fresh, and with a touch of iodine minerality. Little nuts, cream, shy lemon, no dominant note overpowers the aromas giving it an intriguing and delicate profile. Upfront, the palate is also predominantly yeasty, with a burst of leesy characters giving the first impression. Frothy texture with crisp mineral acidity developing into distinct sweetness on the mid-palate, before a slightly dry finish from phenolics. Flavor wise, it’s a ballet of lime and zesty grapefruit on a leesy stage.