GH Martel, Champagne Brut Prestige NV
G.H. Martel is a large, family owned firm (indeed the 7th biggest house in Champagne) and their wines are widely available. This 70% Pinot Noir blend has lots of tiny bubbles. The nose is
biscuity but fresh, with notes of almond and bruised apple. On the palate it is a powerful, mouth-filling Champagne, with a crisp, frothy mousse but plenty of breadth and fruit. It's a rock solid,
very tasty and honest fizz, but note the full price of £29.99 looks too high at the moment with the likes of Roederer Brut and Bollinger available for around £26.00. However it is on offer in
Sainsbury's until early January at £19.99, half price in Morrisons (though stocks are low) and is on Tesco.com at just £12.81 per bottle when bought by the half-case. At those
prices it's a very attractive, proper Champagne that does what it says on the tin.
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