This is a full-bodied wine, with the Pinot fruit showing strongly in the blend, producing richness and a sweet-tasting character. This most recent cuvée from Roland Champion is powerful—a fine combination of minerality and bottle age. Keep it for 3–4 years, but it can be consumed now.
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