Last month four Fizz Tasters took up the challenge to taste fizz for free, putting four different champagnes to the test.
Phil Colbourne reported back first on Forget Chemin Heritage, he scored it 5 stars out of five and said:
Beautiful. Will definitely be getting more.
Jonathan Ebsworth gave Ellner Blanc de Blancs a whirl and four stars
Beautiful pale gold with a steady stream of fine bubble after pouring. This had a yeasty aroma with possibly a faint hint of apricot. It was very rich in the mouth – with granny smith apples and lime being its most obvious flavours, with some nuttiness in the background. It is very well-balanced. This wine would be best to drink with food – though it was delicious on its own. We felt it would work well with foods with a white or creamy sauce; even some milder cheeses. The acidity would cut through the cream and allow some of the underlying flavours to flourish.We liked it a lot!
Susan Vanderwalt tried another champagne from Champagne Ellner, this time – Ellner Brut Integral, she gave it 3 out of 5 and commented
Tasted citrus and biscuity undertones, which for us prevented it from becoming too dry. Lovely fine bubbles in the glass. Prefer to drink it on its own, or maybe a small snack like some nuts or apperatifs.
It’s a smooth, easy drinking champagne, for any time, any day.
Finally Tanya Oxberry mixed the East and West enjoying her champagne (Charmant Rosé Premier Cru) with some Chiese food! Tanya gave the Charmant Rosé 4 stars out of 5 and said:
This is a pleasant fruity tasting rosé Champagne which has a lovely aroma with a taste that is a bit sweet yet tart almost like a strawberry and grapefruit combination.Its very light and refreshing would be great on a summers day entertaining and is very moorish once you have had a glass or two. We actually enjoyed ours with a selection of Chinese food.
A big cheers and thanks to the April tasters, we’ll be announcing some more names for May very soon!
Watch this space!
Cheers from Helen at Fizz HQ