Francesca's birthday party at Equarias Hotel. Pop and poured. Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Fine fizz. Legs. Nose is clean, medium intensity, with aromas of minerality, citrus lime, bruised green apple, brioche. Developing. On the palate, bone-dry, high acidity, medium alcohol (12.5%), medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of minerality, green apple, citrus lime,and brioche. Tart medium finish. Minerality increased with more air. Good quality Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut. Clean minerally style, but lacking some stuffing. Well, this is the entry level (amateur) after all.
Fizz & Fish @ Master's (Master's Super Fish, Waterloo): Nicely clean and fresh on the nose initially, and an obvious contrast to the Krug, but this also shows a touch of citrus spice and something a touch synthetic on the nose. A curious blend of minerality and richness. Not sure about that slightly synthetic top note. Could go either way but not currently a fan, though it suffers following the Krug. ***?
Colour: Pale gold, wonderful bubbles Nose: Fresh & clean minerality driven nose with notes of brioche, green apple and lemon peel. Palate: Bone dry with a good tension & structure. Again a nice minerality. Straight forward, perfect acidity.
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