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Sparkling

A nice 39th birthday dinner with Ruth for this one at Planet of the Grapes. Initially I feared it was corked but I think …

This was the enlightening surprise of the line-up – and very hard to find – but I wasn’t then surprised to see an article …

Which was the front-label and which the back? Who knows… but stylish packaging for a stylish wine. Moderate moose and sparkle, given its pétillant …

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 …