Moët & Chandon Imperial Golden Sparkle Limited Edition NV $69

I love the aromas of rising dough, biscuity notes, and almond meal drizzled with lemon and a touch of tropical fruit in this festive fizz. On the palate it’s zesty and dry, full, yeasty and edged with a squeak of citrus to elongate the flavour layers. The bead is delicate, it looks and tastes like […]

Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial Champagne $69.99 (4 stars)

Here’s the opposite of what Moet used to be all about.  Lean, dry and minerally, this is not.  Fat, tropical tones, peach and sweet, musky layers that cry out to be poured over ice and sprinkled with mint or flecks of dried berries.  Apricot, caramelised characters and a rich, luxurious sweetness wash across the palate […]

Clos de la Chappelle Brut Instinct Premier Cru Champagne

Clos de la Chappelle Brut Instinct Premier Cru Champagne $59.90 ★★★★★ Wow!  Five star champagne for under sixty dollars? I know, it’s head-scratching stuff, but best you get a move on, dust off the wallet and grab some quick because with Christmas looming there’ll be precious little left soon.  I love the hints of ginger […]

Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve Édition 2015

Champagne de Castelnau Brut Réserve Édition 2015 $59.95 ★★★★½ This sparkler seriously over-delivers for the price. Created by long-time winemaker Elizabeth Sarcelet to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Tour de France, it will definitely appeal to those who like creamy, cashew and soft, lemony notes in their champagne. Delicate biscuit characters combine with clean […]

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