It’s brut, although the colour is decidedly peachy. In fact, it’s practically rosé. If you buy enough of it – six bottles – then there’s a special offer on until June 9th in various stores in Britain, although I found it at Wine Rack, which, I later learned, is the successor to Thresher’s. The fizz is pretty fine, and lasts as well as any Champagne. The nose is light and slightly yeasty, with some light berries in there – raspberry, perhaps, although it’s always difficult to tell when you serve it cold. There’s also some cheddar-like cheese. The body further develops these flavours, with a hint of liquorice, and later on burnt toffee. The finish has a slightly sweet quality to it, but only just, and the general impression is that of a very good quality wine. With the discount, you’ll find this for £6.60 per bottle, which is one of the best bargains I’ve come across. The mix is Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%, which may explain why I like it so much – the former is my favourite wine grape. I recommend serving it at any time of day, and for any occasion, but avoid any food that would drown out its flavours, as it’s one to be savoured! Definitely one for the right kind of glass; I used my new ISO tasting glasses to better develop the nose.