With some good bottle age, this is a soft, biscuit- and almond-flavored wine. There is a crisp edge from the grapefruit flavor underneath, making this a Champagne that's full of character and ready 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.