Our June 2018 Champagne Range Tasting was once again a roaring success. More than fifty guests tasted nearly forty champagnes in the Club Room at Frederick’s in Islington.
Popular new releases on show included the following prestige cuvées: Bollinger R.D. 2004, Charles Heidsieck Blancs des Millénaires 2004 and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007.
We also had two champagnes from the upcoming standout vintage, 2012: Louis Roederer Rosé 2012 and the yet-to-be-released Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012.
The event on Wednesday also featured two bottle vs magnum comparisons: both Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2007 and Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV were available to taste from standard 75cl bottle and 1.5L magnum.
Further, guests had the unique opportunity to taste some rare and old champagne vintages, stored perfectly, to demonstrate how well champagne ages from good vintages. Two champagnes from the recently released Collection Crayères were available: Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 1983 and Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 1981, and also Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1990.
We also had Essi Avellan MW’s new book available to purchase – if you didn’t manage to grab a copy, you can do so here: Champagne: A Guide for Champagne Lovers and Gourmet Travellers.
We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and we look forward to seeing you at our next Champagne Range Tasting at Frederick’s will be on Wednesday 12th September 2018, where we will again have all the latest vintages, some new releases and a top range of prestige cuvées.