By leaving the Champagne on its lees for an extended period, this wine from the 2005 vintage and disgorged in 2013, has balanced out the totally crisp character of Extra Brut. It's become rich and rounded, with equal amounts of Chardonnay and the two Pinots, Noir and Meunier. It's an impressive, powerful wine to drink now.
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.