This is Chandon's vintage brut. It is a blend of 75 percent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine has been aged on the lees, and is quite dry. You'll notice right away how silky it is, how it caresses the palate. The flavors are subtle, suggesting the faintest cherries, raspberries, peaches, vanilla, smoke. The finish is elegant. The price is entirely fair.