With half the blend Chardonnay, this has a crisp and steely character. It also has richness and the first signs of maturity. It is full in the mouth, an elegant Champagne that would be good to drink now, but will also develop further.
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.