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Wine Tasting Video: Sparkling Wine – Cava, Prosecco, Champagne, UK & Alsace October 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

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Harvey Nichols Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore NV, Veneto, Italy (£15.00 Harvey Nichols)
Friendly young wine, with the classic peach and apple of Prosecco, a touch of pumice and a toffee-like richness. B(+)

Codorníu Cava Reina Maria Cristina Blanc de Noirs 2008, Catalonia, Spain (£14.99 Majestic)
Remember Fruit Salad chews? Lots of citrus and cranberry flavours, but with the ripe flesh reined in zesty freshness and crisp minerality. S-

Champagne Canard-Duchêne Authentic Brut NV, France (£27 Majestic, Oddbins)
Does have some nutty citrus and brioche flavours, but overall a bit too young, simple and lacking flavour, C(+)

Coates & Seely Blanc de Blancs NV, Hampshire, England (~£26 www.coatesandseely.com)
Classy style, fresh but rounded with ripe citrus and green apple (fresh and cooked) and citrus, touches of the hedgerow (blackberry and hawthorn) and a yeasty/bready/uncooked cake mix note too. S(+)

Domaine Pfister Crémant d’Alsace Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, France (£18.50 Slurp.co.uk)
Rounded, soft and yeasty with a touch of spice, the apple charlotte flavour is pleasant, but I just wish it were a little more prominent. B(-)

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