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Award Winners, Premier Cru

Janisson et Fils

Unfortunately she had just escaped from the hospital, her head still bandaged.

At only £12 in Asda, from their ‘Award Winner’s’ range, I had to try this Champagne (even if I don’t hold the greatest record when it comes to actually liking award winning Champagnes). 

At first glance the label looks like many of the supermarkets’ own brands, slightly cheap-looking. When you shove your nose up close though it isn’t – meaning I can ‘hurrah’ and take it along to dinner parties galore, with a smile on my fat pink face because it has only cost me just over a tenner! Get in there.

Janisson et Fils
Brut, Premier Cru  12%
Asda £12

A pale golden Champagne that is slightly sweet, like bridesmaids with daisies woven through their kinked, blonde hair.  Hints of honey and lemon are present and it’s not at all brash – you know like the maid of honour can be sometimes? 

A delicate, sweet Champagne, with a soft mousse, that leaves one light of heart and light of head. I would definitely have this at my wedding… if, er, I was getting married that is.

4/5

It’s sister, Janisson & Fils Rosé, is actually quite pleasant too, it tastes of strawberries and cream, though it is a far sweeter Champagne and is more of a 3/5 than it’s more refined sister.

A little note on ‘Premier Cru': Premier Cru refers to the vineyards in villages that produce the second best quality grapes for Champagnes.  Grand Cru villages offer the very best, thus Premier Cru the second. Aren’t I a clever piggy?

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4 thoughts on “Janisson et Fils

  1. Nice to read a good review for a good quality champagne!!! You can read more about Manuel janisson who made the Premier Cru here

    http://www.champagnewarehouse.com/janisson-et-fils/

    Posted by Helen Hall | September 24, 2010, 2:48 pm

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