Some good, reasonably-priced champagnes include Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve, Nicolas Feuillatte X'Ploration Brut Réserve, Henri Abelé Soirée Parisienne Brutand and Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Premier Cru. They retail for under $60, and their flavors are pleasant for the price range. Duval-Leroy is described as slightly sweet with apple and brioche scents.
The Charles Heidsieck champagne is produced as a non-vintage (Brut Reserve) and vintage. The brut reserve is a dry sparkling wine that has received numerous awards among wines from the same region. It is highly rated by wine critics for its lively taste.
Other highly regarded non-vintage champagnes are the Gosset Grande Réserve Brut,Bollinger Special Cuvée and the Philipponnat Brut Royale Réserve.