A blend from six vineyards in the Côtes des Blancs, this tight, steely, chalky-textured wine still tastes young despite five years aging. It is full of citrus, lime juice and pink-grapefruit flavors that are integrated with the crisp, complex texture.
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.