With its creamy texture and ripe apple fruits, this is a rich, rounded style. It is certainly fresh while also having yellow and white stone fruit flavors cut by acidity and citrus. Coming from the southern Côte de Bar, this is an open fruity Champagne that still has plenty of the proper steely aftertaste. At nine years, the wine is ready to drink.
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.