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Pannier Brut NV Apples and peaches. Clean palate, finishes crisp with good length. 86/100 Pannier Brut Vintage 2000 Bready and biscuity nose. Nicely weighted fruit on the palate, but needs more depth/dimension. 86/100 Pannier Blanc de Blancs 1998 Peaches and cream. Palate is fresh but there is a touch of acid out of place on […]

Nicolas Feuillatte Particuliere Brut NV Marmalade and orange peel. Softly bodied and easy to drink, but not very exciting. 85/100 Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de Blancs 1999 Peachy nose. Palate has too much lemony acid for my liking. 83/100 Nicolas Feuillatte Cuvee Palmes D’or Vintage 1997 Appealing nose – toast, slate, orange and nutty aromas. Very […]

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut NV Flowers and berries. Medium intensity. Good without being very exciting or memorable. 86/100 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc 1998 Very classy on the nose, full of florals, toast and citrus. Palate is long, clean and with very good structure. 91/100

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV Floral and citrusy. Clean and refreshing palate. Balance is fine. 85/100 Mumm Millesime 1998 Mute nose, very hard to get any aromas even with quite a bit of swirling. Soft palate with a hole in the middle. Not very good, 82/100 Mumm de Cramant NV Expressive floral nose with citrus and […]

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV Clean tropical fruit aromas. Sweet palate, lacks any interest for me. 83/100 Veuve Clicquot Rose 2002 The nose is shy and soft. Palate is pretty lackluster as well. Nothing really to comment on. 83/100 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rich 1999 Apple and honey aromas. A rich presence in the mouth, but […]

Ruinart R de Ruinart NV Nose is very closed, a little bit of citrus. Medium bodied with some good flavour intensity. Medium length. 87/100 Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV Vanilla, brioche, cream and peaches. Palate is restrained and elegant. Well balanced. I enjoyed this a fair bit more than the last time I tried it […]

Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV Light citrus and banana nose. Palate is very light and inoffensive with a slightly refreshing quality to it. 84/100 Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage 2000 Lemon and a bit of a soapy aroma. The palate is slightly toasty but there is so little to it, the flavour is gone […]

Jacquesson Cuvee #731 NV From 2003 vintage fruit. I really enjoyed the nose on this, lots of spice and honey. The palate is rich, round and full. I don’t think it will age, but I really enjoyed it now. 89/100 Jacquesson Avize Grand Cru Rose 1996 Strawberry, cherry and lightly floral. Bold spice and flavour […]

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Cherry, strawberry and roses. Pleasing mouthfeel without great depth, but there is some complexity and texture there. Good. 88/100 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2000 Cookie dough and citrus peel on the nose. Lots of spice to the palate. Fine length. 88/100 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2000 Dirty nose, wet […]

Henriot Brut Souverain NV Toast, lemon, brioche and honey. Lacking depth and persistence on the palate. 85/100 Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs 1995 Bread, honey and apples. Palate has impressive acidity and flavour that lingers in the mouth. 90/100 Henriot Blanc de Blancs Souverain NV Strong apples on the nose. A bit too acidic and lean in […]