This is a full and rounded Blanc de Blancs with Chardonnay fruitiness tempered by both bottle aging and the steely structure that lies in the background. An intense mineral character on the palate is balanced by apricot and brisk, fresh acidity. The bottle is ready to drink now but could improve with age as well.
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.