Maybe this wine is an acquired taste, but for lovers of older Champagne, this 15-year-old wine is fascinating. Its mature orange-pink color, closer to the color of sunrise than sunset, and aromas of ripe, toasty fruit set the scene. To taste, it is toasty, woody with layers of rich fruit and flavors of vanilla and spices.
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.