In the twisted logic of Champagne, Extra-Dry is sweeter than Brut. This old vintage, released after 10 years, has been given an extra dosage. The result is a curious wine, honeyed, sweet, with a candied lemon-lime character.
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.