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This turned out to be an unexpected pleasure. I didn’t have a good impression of Lanson as a Champagne brand, and this was a …

The first couple of bottles of this were underwhelming and somewhat so, respectively – with the acidity disjointed and lack of elegance. Given the …

Bought from the producer with Katy, but drunk & enjoyed with SJ. A really good, quite profound Champagne, whose weight and complexity grew over …

To celebrate New Year’s Eve dinner with Kev, Pete and Whippet, as the clouds over Mont Blanc cleared to reveal it in all its …

Having had a 1995-disgorged 1979 RD, this Grande Année sibling outdid it comfortably. Wow. Such aromatic complexity that just steadily gave up different layers: …

We wandered around Ambonnay, looking for open small producers, and this one had a shop frontage… which turned out to be an extension of …

Nyetimber has the reputation as the best English sparkling wine, and capable of rubbing shoulders with Champagnes. When the opportunity arose – having Annabel, …

Of the various Heidsieck houses, Monopole carries the least auspicious name, and so that seemed to prove here. 2002 has a great reputation as …

This was a present to Katy from her Dad at Christmas, and we drank it with Pete before farewell dinner at Forenza, the only …

Had to hunt around quite hard to find any Codorníu cavas whilst on holiday in Lanzarote, but eventually found some of their premium range, …