This is an impressive wine. From the floral aromas to the crisp mineral-driven texture, the wine is tense, structured and very stylish. The apple, green plum and nervy texture are of a piece with the Chardonnay fruit from some of the finest villages in the Côte des Blancs. Drink this wine 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.