As the impressive counterpart to a Blanc de Noirs from the 2003 vintage, this is a ripe, round and fully mature wine. Quince, juicy apple and ripe pineapple flavors are cut by steely acidity, crisp green plum and a perfumed aftertaste. This is a 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.