Pol Gessner Reserve Brut Champagne NV
Made by Pol Gessner in France (region: Champagne)
A dry, sparkling, white wine with 12.5% alcohol tasted on 11th Sep 2004.
Quality: Very Good
Cost: Usually between $29.99 - $39.99.
Looks: Tight head of tiny bubbles, taking a good long while to settle, with a nice Bronze gold colour and a medium weight.
Smells: A light bready nose with a good citrus bent to it.
Feels: Quite light and elegant, with a solid prickle from the fizz!
Tastes: Yeastier than many French Champagne's, but this is still a fruit driven style with good grapefruit, mandarin and lemon acid giving great flavour. This is quality...at a great price.
Not too many better French Champagne's than this at the moment, and at a quarter of the price!
Possible retailers: Vintage Cellars, BWS, Nick's Vintage Direct, First Estate.