The Heidsieck Monopole bottle, with its crystal style base and clear glass is very elegant. This wine, though, is more in a full-bodied powerful style, with toast and rich fruit and layers of ripe strawberry flavors. It has matured well, and is now a great food wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.