Thank to Oliver for bringing me in this event at 67 PalMall. It might sound strange but I never went to Champagne, and didn't really have chance to taste many growers, whilst I already hear so many things about growers, from how great it is compared to grand marque to how terrible it is by pushing all sort of extreme/fundamentalism.. I don't think I have tried any of the growers that listed this event before so it was a learning. This even is at underground floor of 67PM; as usual it benefits from the nice zalto glass, however this event all the wines are almost universally too warm. A rugby player student looking staff told me that the freezer (?) got a problem. Not sure why they don't just use ice but we only saw the staffs take the bottles in and out of the 'freezer', and the bottle bursted and sprayed again and again not sure due to warmth or late delivery. The staffs were all young and polite, but not sure they know much about champagne let alone grower champagne. I think Oliver made a better note so surely he can give a much fairer report for each producer. I can only sum up some feelings: 1. There are many wine had unique, if not weird nose to me. AR Lenoble NV 'intense' (indeed intense) has a hint of cleaning liquid nose, its BdB had no nose. Nathalie Falmet 2012 had nice palate but alcohol nose, maybe due to warmth. Andre Jacquart BdB really had a very 'sauternes'-ish nose, I wish the wine producer was there to answer my doubt. Nicolas Maillart, his 2003-6 magnum was good, but 2011 and 2012 got soapy nose. La Villeseniere rose was oaky. 2. Many wine tasted 'sweet', even the dosage is low. Probably again because it's too warm. But even Andre Jacquart's no malo 0 dosage wine tasted a bit sweet, though the best palate among all the wine shown. Vazart Coquart's many wine are decent but at the same time dosage very standing out. His 1.5g/l Cuvee 82/12 tasted fine though. Everything of Francois Seconde tasted sweet in a different way; it doesn't tasted sweet at front palate but has a hint of sweetness lingering...probably not from cane sugar... I would guess he uses different kind of dosage. Andre Robert also all taste quite sweet even it's 5.5-6.5g/l. There are still some low dosage and harsh ones: Lacourte Godbillon NV was burning. the 2013 BdB was better. 3. Various styles. From Miniere F&R's almost over serious rose NV to Francois Seconde's pretty colour and sweet palate crowd pleaser rose NV. From very strong acidity non malo to almost too sweet palate. From heavily oaky to no hint of oak... Anyway, two best moment of our efficient tasting: A. I read out loud the booklet: "(Francios Seconde NV grand cru).... Jancis Robinson, WIne of the Week!" Oliver gave me a serious look. Jancis Robinson behind me: 'C'est moi!' B. We talked to an English wine making person (I forgot the name of his business). He pointed Oliver: 'Is he your boyfriend?' I: 'No, unfortunately not.'