This tastes soft and almost off-dry, despite its brut label. The flavors are of off-ripe apple, creamed pear and a light taste of acidity. It's all fine and in balance, it just misses vivacity and freshness.
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.