French Wine


Jay Z’s Armand De Brignac Champagne (Episode 134 Part 2)

In this part of this episode, we taste the Armand De Brignac Champagne. This Champagne House is owned by the famous rapper Jay Z husband to Beyonce.

This champagne retails at between £200 and £300 and in our view it’s taste did not warrant the price tag.

In John L’s opinion, the Ambriel tasted a few weeks ago which retails at £26.50 tastes better!

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Pol Roger 2004 Vintage Champagne (Episode 134 Part 1)

In this episode, we taste two big names in the Champagne world Pol Roger and Armand de Brignac which both have a hefty price tag so we are expecting great things from both of them, but particularly the Armand de Brignac as it retails between £200 and £3001

In this first part, we taste a Vintage Pol Roger 2004 which retails at a price around £75.

A fantastic well-balanced glass of Champagne with no excess acidity to detect. The flavour is as close as you can get to perfection for John L!

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Chateau Les Bouysses Malbec (Episode 133 Part 3)

In this last part of this episode, we taste our last French Malbec from the Cahors region.

This one was darker in colour and on the nose smells more like Rioja to John L. and on the palate, it so much better than the previous two examples in this episode.

It is available from Sainsbury’s at £13.00 which is considerably more expensive than the wines tasted in part 1 and 2.

The taste of this has rich blackcurrant flavour, tannins soft with red berries on the end of the taste.

 

 

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Rigal Original Malbec (Episode 133 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we continue tasting French Malbec. This wine – Rigal Original Malbec – is available from Asda at £7.50.
On the nose, it is more intense than the Tesco Malbed we tasted in part 1 with a strong Cherry small.

On the tongue, this Malbec gives much more flavour.

Although John M gives this wine a score of 73, he reduces this score to 70 when he tastes the wine in part 3 of this episode!

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Tescos Finest Cahors Malbec (Episode 133 Part 1)

In this episode, we taste the first of the three French Malbecs, this one purchased from Tescos and is part of their own Finest brand.

It had a rich garnet colour and was very bright on the eye.

A strong blackcurrant nose, however on the palate this wine seems to be one dimensional and one of those without complexity at all.

A disappointing start for this episode!

 

 

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Vollereaux Champagne (Episode 122 Part 4)

This Champagne at twice the cost of the Lois Delaunay Champagne we tasted in part two of this episode was not, in our view, as good.

We do emphasise however that this is a totally subjective view and you may very well love it!

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Louis Delaunay Champagne (Episode 122 Part 2)

In the second part of this episode, we taste a glass of budget champagne and compare it the champagne we tasted in part one, one of the biggest names in Champagne, Moet Chandon.

This Champagne can be purchased at Tesco for £14.00, so it is actually half the price of the Moet Chandon we tasted in part 1 which makes it a “no-brainer” in terms of which one to chose!

As promised in the video here is a link to the first time we tried the Ambriel Cuvee which we are about to taste in the next part of this episode.

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Moet Chandon Champagne (Episode 122 Part 1)

In this episode we taste, bearing in mind that Christmas is just around the corner when publishing this video, the wine most used to celebrate something special – Champagne!
In this first part, we taste one of the best-known Champagne brands -Moet and Chandon.
This champagne is at the lower end of the price range for Champagnes, which is still, of course, quite expensive compared to “Normal” wines.
So is the price worth it, we taste to decide!

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French Budget Pinot Noir (Episode 116 Part 1)

In the first part of this episode, we taste a budget french pinot noir.

It was a struggle to get anything off the nose, but the flavour had more to offer even if not the flavour one would expect from a Pinot Noir.

A little too heavy on the tannins for John & I.

Having said that a fantastic everyday quaffing wine!

 

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