Spent nine years on lees; starts off with a pastry-crust aroma. The wine's mouthfeel is beautifully textured, neither too coarse nor too foamy. The flavor that manifests itself as butterscotch in the nonvintage brut is, here, like honey and toffee, adding richness to a pear-fruit core. A creamy, full and sexy wine, finishing medium-long. To toast with this wine is reason in and of itself to get married.