A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
The champagne has been produced from grand cru grapes and - being a blend of vintages 2002, 2004 and 2005 - has been aged for a minimum of five years.
Priced at £69.99 for a 75cl bottle, Extra Age Rosé is comprised 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay.
The abv of the champagne is 12.5% while residual sugar stands at 9g per litre.
In a statement the brand said: “For this grande cuvée Lanson has combined two essential elements of its expertise: a blend of grand crus and the marriage of three exceptional vintages.
“The general fruitiness of the Pinot Noirs from Verzenay and Bouzy is tempered by the delicacy and extreme finesse of the Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs.”