Had a wonderful meal with D and M over the weekend , at a restaurant near airport. the whole reason being is that it's near D ( M and I too , honestly ) favourite new -found wine shop.
As usual start the evening with some bubbly. Being a champagne snob as what D call me , we were planning to open a bottle or 2 of NV Gruet Champagne to quence thurst before drink some of the aged Burgundy
At $60 , we were expecting the champagne to taste like expensive sparking wines from down under BUT to our surprise the bubbles were abuntdent, moderately fine ,crisp with light fruit, fine mousse on the nose and best of all......not pungent smell of alcohol ( if u open a NV M+C , u will understand what i mean)
Light Straw colour , irratic bubbles .Short palate but can taste of apricot and caramel. of course, the taste is mild and do not lingers as long as i want it to be.
After the bubbles fizzle off and wine is less chill, it is still drinkable but just with a bit tint of sweetness.
Hardly nowadays to find a good value bubble for everyday drinking. this present with a alternative . Need to explore more!