Although Jacquart suggests most of the wine in this blend is from the 1996 vintage, it is labelled as Non-Vintage. The distinction makes little difference to the great fresh fruit that enhances this Champagne. It is fresh, lively, with green fruit flavors and good crispness. It should age well over 5 years.
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.