The Boizel scored reasonably (89) in the December Decanter tasting. Only just behind the pricier Deutz. While the Castelnau was well down the score sheet.
Positive write up from Jamie Goode re the Castelnau, in case anybody looking at the offer knows their palate matches his:
After my weekend experience with the half bottle tester of the Boizel NV, I bailed out of my Boizel 2008 sat in reserves and for £10 more put 6 bottles of the Bollinger NV to replace them.
Two years festering away at optimum conditions will turn a very good bottle into something considerably better. And in the meantime, the Bolly people will release a 2008 vintage!!