Champagne Palmer & Co. Brut Reserve NV
And now onto something a bit more traditional.
Palmer & Co’s wines are aged on the lees extensively; at least four years for the Brut Reserve, which goes up to six for those bottled in magnums.
Our judges were enamoured with the scent of grilled nuts and touch of smoke that came from this fizz, which also followed on to the palate. There’s plenty of fruit to admire in this wine, too, with peach, lemon and grapefruit all present and accounted for, ending on a chalky note that’s so typical of fine Champagne. Enjoy this with roasted almonds at your soirees this month, or if you’re feeling peckish between meals on the big day.
Medal: Gold – The Champagne Masters, 2019
Find it: VINVM has it for just under £29 per bottle.