Although not one of the great Champagne vintages, 2006 has produced some attractive early-maturing wines. This fine example from Mumm shows richness, soft acidity, apple fruits and a hint of toasty maturity. Drink now or until 2017.
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.