(2016) Fermented in barrel using indigenous yeasts, this then spent a further 11 months in French oa, only 15% new. Very nice lift and juicy elegance, some of the gingery and ripe pear aromatic of the Viognier, the oak delicate. Full, but decisively crisp and lean on the palate, very juicy, the clarity is admirable.
(2015) For the fourth year myself and my colleagues presented our Ultimate Champagne Evening that truly was an embrrassment of riches with magnificent wines like the Krug Grand Cuvée, the Cristal 1995 and the Dom Pérignon P2-1998 just brilliant. But as each costs £100 or considerably more, I've plumped for my value for money star of the evening: with up to 40% of old reserve wines, the nose is mature and nutty, with so much toasty brioche richness and a fat, ripe nectarine fruit too, but then the palate shimmers with elegant and delightful acid balance. A great Champagne, and as cheap as £33.00 in some stockists.