Non vintage champagne - 2003 releases
28 Jul 2003 by JR
Quality varies enormously, as usual. Look out for my forthcoming notes on many recent releases of the exceptional 1996 vintage, coming soon. Stars have been awarded out of a possible total of five, within the context of wine style. ***+ is between *** and **** in quality. Stars in brackets denote potential further development. GV stands for good value. Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV * * * * + Quite dense and dry and fine-textured. Serious stuff. GV Champagne H Blin et Cie Brut Tradition NV * * * + Very, very fruity and open and simple and easy. Hits the spot. Quite long. Champagne...

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