Dominated by Pinot Noir, this now-mature wine is full and ripe, a rich example of a great vintage. It has apple and pear flavors that are now fully integrated into its smoky, toasty character. In the middle of the brut category, this is ready to drink.
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.