Wine Tasting Video: Four Champagnes

Les Pionniers Champagne 2004 (£25.99 Co-operative)
Young, lively and fresh style with broad, rich citrus fruit flavours and a green apple bite, not huge complexity, but a rich, honest juicy style. B(+)

Champagne Duménil Brut Millésime 2004 (N/A in the UK)
Smells as if it’s going to be quite sleek and elegant, with notes of brioche, crystallised pineapple, citrus and apple, but actually quite full in body, with additional notes of chocolate and coffee, all kept in check by precise freshness and acidity. S

Champagne Duménil Cuvée Prestige Vieilles Vignes Brut NV (N/A in the UK)
Pale and very interesting style, combing the svelte edge of Chardonnay with nutty/toasty richness. Plenty of flavour – walnut, pear, peach, pineapple, very ripe apples – but again with elegance. Good for shellfish. S(-)

Champagne Duménil Amour de Cuvée Blanc de Noirs Brut NV (N/A in the UK)
Quite rich and full bodied, with a peppery note to the red berry and pineapple flavours, and a touch of gingerbread too. Very wine-y style of Champagne, would be great with some game. S-

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