The wine is bone-dry with acidity as well as fragrant fruitiness. Because it comes from the south of Champagne, it has enough ripe fruit to sustain and balance this really dry character. It's ready to drink, although holding until late 2015 will help it even more.
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.