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The Krug influence of Graham Beck’s winemaker is evident here again, delivering a rich, oxidative style, with barrel fermentation influence. Deep, burnished gold, with …

The interloper, courtesy of Tina! Really interesting to drop this in after some very good Champagnes. The acidity really stands out (though not unbalanced). …

Also a mature vintage Champagne, and ultimately the wine of the sparkling line-up = just had more refinement and length than Le Mesnil. Mid-deep …

Good quality, mature vintage Blanc de Blancs. Complex tertiary development of mushroom, nutty almond and toast on the nose, over creamy vanilla and cereal. …

A lovely way to see in both Christmas and New Years. This is another example of Jacquesson’s 7– series showing its quality. Particularly evident …

A birthday present from Albion, so it seemed appropriate to kick off team drinks at my house with this. The 2007 showing its quality …

It took a long time (and several bottles) to get a proper tasting note down to accompany the label from bottle 1. Ultimately, this …

Finally tasted this über-grower Champagne at J&B’s grower tasting, and this estate lived up to its reputation entirely. This was my wine of the …

So, finally, via Mr Ward’s inside track, I got hold of some 2003 Blanc de Blancs. And not only that, but in the spangly …

Picked up randomly at Albion Café en route to an afternoon callover / meeting at Albion, just before Christmas. And the day after doing …