A crisp little number

I really like Jacquesson , they have improved greatly in recent years. The Avize Grand Cru is an amazing vintage fizz. This is a bit more ‘basic’, but it is not terribly basic.

Champagne Brut Cuvee 732, Jacquesson

A fresh, lively nose of bright, crisp fruit. Lots of apples are there, lovely English apples. I suppose this is a French wine, but those apples are Granny Smith’s (who wasn’t allowed to sell her apples until her daughter gave birth) rather than Golden (not very) Delicious. There is some biscuitty complexity present as well, which is very pleasing. The palate also has a lot of that bright, crisp apple fruit to it. It has a lovely mousse and just bursts with life. This is a really enjoyable drink, has perked me up no end. Serious pleasure in a bottle.

  • Ed Tully

    Yeah. It’s okay. No, no. It’s quite good really. Also it’s quite good value. Still, (or fizzy) there are better champagnes. You really must ditch your prejudices and learn to love Dom Perignon. There’s nothing cool about a stick in the mud!