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Wine Tasting Note: Devaux Ultra D Champagne, NV, Champagne, France.
Available from independents and Surf4Wine £43.50.
Is this the ‘ultimate food champagne’ as the producers claim? Not far from the truth to be honest. It has an intense combination of maturity and freshness. Elegant, complex with a delicate finish. At a recent function I attended it was served with a mix of Canapés: Crostini with Seared Salmon and Pickled Cucumber, Foie Gras Mousse with Peppered Pineapple (delicious) and Feta Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Filo Parcel.

A superb match to all. I was well impressed!

Surprised at being served North Sea Cod for the main lunch course – I thought it was so endangered it was no longer being eaten – I managed to snaffle another glass of the Devaux to try alongside. The flavours were totally different than with the Canapés, no doubt altered with the wilted Spinach and Mussel Broth served alongside. A different complexity entirely and just as delicious.

Stylishly packaged with a minimum of 5 years bottle ageing. A mix of Pinot Noir (66%) and Chardonnay (34%).

Scribblings Rating – 92/100 [4 out of 5]

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