To start the evening

Now I am going to be rude and turn my attention from the neighbours in order to write a quick note on this wine. It has been sitting in my cellar for just over three years as I thought, when I tried it on release, that it was interesting enough to do the experiment.

Champagne Cuvee 728, Jacquesson

Very mushroomy and biscuitty on the nose, some reasonable complexity of aromas here. Nice mousse, reasonably refined, with good flavours of toastiness and buttery fruit. Quite what buttery fruit is I don’t know, but that is what it tastes like. Good length, good style too. This has not only lasted for three years but has improved. Top NV fizz!