There’s nothing better than a glass of top class fizz, unfortunately all reasonable Champagne weighs in with a hefty price tag, what comes a close second is finding fizz at a rock bottom price which actually tastes pretty good. Following on the back of a recent review for another cheapy Louvel Fontaine comes this Louis Chaurey Champagne from M&S at a very affordable £16 a bottle.
I picked this up at our local fete where I won it in a raffle so it basically cost me £5 in tickets, even more reason to enjoy.
After my recent venture into the world of Sabrage (slicing off the top of a Champagne bottle with a Sabre) I must say I was tempted to open it with, maybe not a sabre but a large kitchen Knife but I decided against it.
When opened, the conventional way it was extremely frothy ( lively Mousse /effervescence) calming down into a stream of small but not tiny bubbles.
I found it hard to distinguish much in the way of aroma, maybe a hint of lemon rind and cherries. On first sip this tasted full of citrus fruits including crisp green apples and lemons giving it an enamel stripping tartness which I found refreshing. Again as in the Louvel Fontaine not much in the way of toastiness but there was a slight floral flavour which added to the appeal.
Ok, this is not a fine Champagne but it hits the spot for a mid-week venture into fizz without breaking the bank and I quite happily drink it again.
My Rating 7/10 Corks