Pommery's style is soft and creamy, the richness coming from the dosage. But the wine is also elegant, everything in place, with a light, floating layer of Bartlett pears and light acidity. The soft finish could be fresher.
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.