A rich, rounded Champagne, ripe and fruity without being simplistic. The complexity comes from the toast, the vanilla and the spicy edge combining with the quince, pear and white peach flavors. The acidity is finely balanced. Expect to age this for 5–7 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.