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Sparkling

A good way to start celebrating my 40th, with this late-disgorged 733 alongside a regular 737, to share with my team. Both were definitely …

[Signed: Victor Laculle-Moutard] So, despite hearing of the existence of this 100% Arbane Champagne from Moutard a while back, I only finally found a …

A low-dosage Champagne that I picked up a couple of bottles of whilst hunting down tasting wines. I must say I felt the first …

Proof that trade consumer tastings work: I tasted the range of Delamotte Champagnes, along with the incomparably elegant Salon 2002, at Corney & Barrow’s …

This was José-Luis’ other blind wine, and usefully a Crémant – which I’d thought about having in the line-up. With the lower acidity than …

This entertaining oddity was brought to the sparkling tasting by José-Luis. It confused me served blind, as I thought it was an NV, due …

Thought I’d throw this into the sparkling line-up as an English. Hush Heath’s rosé is more noted, but I guess this is the top …

By a short head, the wine of the sparkling flight. Mid-gold, with a fine, very lazy bead (the 5 atm pressure on this instead …

Bought this after tasting it at a Bollinger dinner. Its showing decently mature, in the oxidative Bollinger style, though this bottle was perhaps more …

This was a gift from Philippe, who is winemaker at Atamisque. When we spoke at the estate restaurant, I asked him of his thoughts …