Thought £11.38 for a good bottle of champagne was a cracking good deal.
With its fine bubbles, creamy red apple flavours and smooth, lush palate profile, this is a sensuous and delicious Champagne.
ABOUT THIS WINE: Local winemaker Richard Dailly has spent over 25 years working in Champagne and has been cellar master at the CRVC co-operative since 1996. For this wine, Richard carefully assembled base wines from all over the Champagne region to craft an elegant and highly appealing blend from mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, with some Pinot Noir for added structure. Richard also used 16% reserve wines for extra richness and nutty complexity.
SERVING:This full, well-rounded style is perfect served chilled as an aperitif but also works well with fresh seafood dishes such as oysters or seared scallops.
KEEPING:Drink within 12 months of purchase.
This is a review (from The Telegraph) the last time it was reduced (and it was £13.99 a bottle then):-
"Abel Charlot NV Champagne
11.5%vol, France (£13.99 reduced from £27.99 until May 3; Marks & Spencer).
Whether you are a champagne socialist or simply a social champagnist, you’ll definitely need fizz on election night and maybe beyond. And despite the claims of many excellent sparkling wines it really should be champagne. This example from M & S is a cracking deal at half price, full of creamy apple flavours with hints of nuts and brioche. Stock up now as the offer only lasts until Monday."