Nicolette looks after PR for The Chenin Blanc Association
and a number of other accounts
Most of the party were welcomed with the 1996 Bollinger RD Extra Brut Champagne from magnum. However, as I'm not drinking Champagne because of their shameful treatment of 'Champagne Jayne' and Champagne is far from his favourite beverage, Keith kindly allowed me bring a bottle of 2004 Les Cormiers Saumur Blanc Château de Villeneuve for our apéro.
Blind – d'Ygay: bricky to orange colour but markedly more
dense than the 2001s, this vibrant 1942
still had lovely texture with tones of balsamic. What a treat!
if bought young there is no way HMRC would
agree that this 72-year-old is a 'wasting asset'
ie a life of less than 50 years