This ripe Chardonnay has a significant amount of reserve wine from older vintages in the blend. It is on the dry side of Brut, with a mineral, steely texture. That is balanced by the maturity of this bottling, giving hints of toast and ripe, sliced apple flavors.
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.