A ripe, toasty wine, full in the mouth with a strong edge of tannins, complex spice and baked apple flavors. It is mature, not a wine likely to develop much further, now at its best, and a disappointment for this prestige wine from Pommery.
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.