While the vintage of 1993 was certainly not the finest in Champagne, it can still hold its head high. This is mature—certainly not old—a fine wine, with toast and almond flavors and swathes of acidity to keep it lively and bright. It's probably not suited for further aging, but it is a great 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.