Taittinger Brut Réserve NV
In my mind, Champagne is more associated with Formula 1 podium celebrations than football; however, as Taittinger is the official Champagne of the 2014 World Cup, it is entirely appropriate that the company should release a limited edition souvenir bottle of their Brut Réserve NV with a Gift Box.
Pale sandy yellow in the glass, there are aromas of orchard fruits and melonskin; the palate is delicate, fresh and creamy with fine, pale gold bubbles, linear acidity and some leesiness.
Subtle, light and elegant, it has all the composure of minor royalty, making a statement through refinement, not ostentation.
Unlike most footballers.
Available from late spring priced around £38.99 from Waitrose, Morrisons and independents; provided for review.
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