Sunday, 24 July 2016
Laytons Champagne Brut Reserve
Just because a Champagne is called "Reserve" does not, always, mean that it is worthy of that title.
But in the case of Laytons Champagne Brut Reserve, this Champagne is really extremely worthy of that title.
There are some Brut Champagnes that have a very low sugar content, hence they are called dry or Brut. Sadly the only thing that can be said about them is that they have no sweetness in them.
As a result they are more of a chore than a pleasure to drink. At least to my taste.
However, this is most certainly and definitely not the case with Laytons Champagne Brut Reserve.
Yes, it is obviously a Brut Champagne, there is no sweetness, yet there are a complex range of differing flavours.
When one takes one's first sip of Laytons Champagne Brut Reserve there is a hint of apple blossom and apple juice, with a delicious note of the freshest of fresh white grape juices.
It's an extremely lively and very effervescent Champagne that bubbles and fizzes very nicely in the Champagne flute, the bubbles dance and caress the mouth in a most delightful way.
The That's Food and Drink Taste Team do not care what you might have heard previously or might have been led to believe about other Brut Champagnes being the best in class, but in truth
Laytons Champagne Brut Reserve is one of the better, if not the best, Champagnes of its type.
It's not as expensive as some, but always guaranteed to be smoother and nicer of taste.
A magnum costs about £45, 75cl bottles about half that.