29/12/2009 – GH Martel, Champagne Brut Premier NV

GH Martel, Champagne Brut Premier NV
G.H. Martel is a large, family owned firm (indeed the 7th biggest house in Champagne) and their wines are widely available. This 70% Pinot Noir blend has lots of tiny bubbles. The nose is biscuity but fresh, with notes of almond and bruised apple. On the palate it is a powerful, mouth-filling Champagne, with a crisp, frothy mousse but plenty of breadth and fruit. It’s a rock solid, very tasty and honest fizz, but note the full price of 29.99 looks too high at the moment with the likes of Roederer Brut and Bollinger available for around 26.00. However it is on offer in Sainsbury’s until early January at £19.99