Ruinart Brut Rose NV

I met a lady the other day who really knows her wine. She was complaining that she opened up a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rose the previous weekend, and her plebby friends sculled it back, smacking their lips, and saying, only on the last dregs “mmm, that’s luvly! I could drink a lot of this!”…

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Meursault is almost entirely planted with Chardonnay – with only 5% Pinot Noir. It is known for its citrus-flavoured chardonnay, which can very floral in the most balanced vintages. Barrel fermentation and wild yeast will contribute a cashew and oatmeal character, which is what draws most drinkers – interestingly, a winemaking character rather than the…

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…