This has a higher proportion of Chardonnay than Pommery's Brut Royal non-vintage. This bottling seems fuller than previous bottlings and softer, with a caramel edge to it. There is a red apple skin structure, and the wine has some weight.
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.