Rounded and ripe, this is a fine vintage Champagne. It counters weight with a bright combination of citrus and apricot fruits, along with a tangy lemon-zest texture. Despite bottle aging, it could benefit from some additional time. Drink now–2020.
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.