Initially, a Champagne that seems just ripe and easy. Gradually, a layer of mature toast, yeast, vanilla and cream add their character to fresh ripe white fruits. The wine is certainly ready to drink now, and unlikely to age much 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.