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...