Serge Mathieu, Cuvee Tradition, Blanc de Noirs, NV

Producer: Serge Mathieu
Vintage: NV
Grape variety: Sparkling: Pinot
Origin: France, Champagne, Champagne
Appellation: Champagne
Date tasted: 5 November 2009
Price when tasted: £14.95

Tasting notes


Creamy but still with strong acidity. Rustic but nice. Drink 2006.


Possibly the best-value Champagne to have crossed our lips in recent time. This has both delicacy and presence with a creamy mouthfeel that is punctuated by a fine, prickly mousse. You could do far worse than purchasing a couple of cases with Christmas 2008 in mind. Drink up to 2011. £15.95


A rich Pinot Noir nose and a generous, well-rounded palate with a seam of refreshing citrus fruit. A bargain from the Aube.


Golden Champagne, serious yet a crowd-pleaser from a top eco-friendly domaine near Les Riceys; clarity of Pinot fruit, weighty yet spritely, a mini 'Bollinger Grande Année'.

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