Veuve Cliquot Rose NV

Generous red fruit on the nose, voluptuous palate full of wild strawberries and biscuit. Lovely length. Slight sweetness (only marginal, it’s still a dry wine) and very fine bead. Explosive flavour, very good value. From “Champagne in the Brain” a fizzy rundown of ranges of Veuve Cliquot, Joseph Perrier, Laurent Perrier, Taittinger and Bollinger, April…

Duval-Leroy Brut NV

This Champagne is far too cheap. It’s only 2/3 the price of Moet and yet its better – well, it is for those who like a richer style of fizz anyway. It’s a very complex champagne, and delivers all round. Nose is almonds, apples and honey. Front palate bursts with red delicious and burnt sugar,…