Named after the King of France who was crowned in Reims cathedral by Joan of Arc in 1429, this cuvée with its rounded toast and yeast flavors is attractively mature and soft. It has baked-apple flavors and a ripe, perfumed texture. The acidity at the end is gentle and rich.
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.