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(2020) More solid colour than the Taylor's 10-year-old, lots of caramel and luscious richness here, the rich red fruits enlivened by good acidity, lovely tang and juiciness.
(2020) Lovely hint of ruby to the soft tawny colour. Gorgeous fudge and walnut character, hints of a pleasing shellac. Beautifully sweet and pure red fruit, coffee and lovely bitter orange and cocoa. Long and beautifully balanced.
(2020) Pink Port is all strawberries and cream, hint of Parma violet and a touch of red liquorice. Full sweetness again, with the spirit sitting under the creamy summer berry flavours. An innovation from Croft a few years ago, works as a long drink/cocktail base too. Quite widely available, price for a 75cl bottle, but also comes in 50cl size.
(2020) Nutty and interesting nose, not so much fruitiness as the Pink, but the palate shines through, the spirit perhaps a little obvious, but lots of dry, floral-touched, sweet fruit flavour.
(2020) This is just a touch weedy and less expressive compared to the singing Taylor's and Fonseca LBVs, not so charming for me. The palate is much better, crispness to the tannin and acid structure, the fruit dry with mouth-coating extract. Quite a big mouthful of robust Port in the end.
(2020) Gorgeous lift to this single quinta Port, all violet an floral perfume, just becoming complex and the rim touching on tawny colour, raspberry and keen red fruit. The palate juicy and vital, again raspberry or red liquorice, lovely sweetness and concentration into a long finish. No UK retailers listed at time of review.
(2020) Nutty and smoky notes over the solid fruits, with great concentration, an earthiness here that seems very terroir-driven, the energy here is excellent again, these Fladgate 2017s showing structure and a certain brilliance. Many merchants are offering this en primeur by the half dozen.
(2020) Quite meaty, quite a tarry and umami character, nuttiness too over the plummy fruit. Mouth-coating, full, creamy fruitiness and sweetness, a slick of cocoa, spice and quite long. Very lovely and resolved.
(2020) Made mostly from the fascinating Mendoza clone of Chardonnay which has a 'hen and chick' propensity, developing different sized berries. That means a higher skin to juice ratio and keener acidity than more regular fruit growth. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 15% new, from organic vineyards and made with natural yeasts and minimal filtration, it's a carefully crafted - but in some ways very un-crafted - wine that displays enough of the flinty, reductive character that is so appealing, without losing sight of the fruit. A creamy almond sheen to the fruit, the palate delivers a smooth and refined continuation, oatmeal and light vanilla notes over gorgeous tropical fruit, sliced through with lime and grapefruit, the swirl of smoke and flint enduring. It's a cracking Chardonnay. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.
(2020) Yes, you read it right: Roger Daltrey, as in the lead singer of British rock institution, The Who. Released in celebration of his 50 years fronting one of the UK's most loved bands, a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Daltrey and fellow band member, lead guitarist and songwriter, Pete Townshend.  The bottle comes adorned with the band’s trademark bullseye symbol, as well as artist Mike McInnerny’s artwork from the album, Tommy. Roger Daltrey himself says "I am very excited to have the opportunity to express my passion for Champagne through this limited edition cuvée. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."

Composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier coming mostly from the Marne Valley, there's a glint of gold to the colour, fine, streaming bubbles and the nose has a biscuit and brioche richness over ripe and juicy lemon and ripe pear fruit. In the mouth it is softened by a healthy level of dosage (10g/l), but is nicely fresh and free-flowing, the fruit and the acidity staying crisp and lively, the little creaminess to the texture and softening hint of vanilla making it a very easy-drinking and approachable in style.

As well as the Champagne itself, sets of The Who Champagne glasses and a limited edition pewter ice bucket are also available from Eminent Life